For immediate release November 5, 2007
Northwest Indiana radio stations honored in Indianapolis
Northwest Indiana's Radio One Communications received three first place awards at the Indiana Broadcasters Association's (IBA) 20th Annual Spectrum Awards held in Indianapolis Saturday, November 3.
X-Rock 103.9 (WXRD-FM) received first place for Humorous Commercial produced by Production Director Dan McWilliams and written by Marketing Consultant Heather Beno. Indiana 105 (WLJE-FM) received first place for Newscast produced and anchored by News Director Laura Waluszko and first place for Breaking News reported by Waluszko and On-Air Personality/ Reporter Tom Lounges.
“We have a staff that works hard to provide top-quality radio programming for Northwest Indiana, and it's great to see their efforts recognized on a statewide basis,” said Radio One Communications President/General Manager Leigh Ellis.
Three radio stations owned and operated by Northwest Indiana-based Radio One Communications received nine nominations overall in various categories in its market designation.
Indiana 105 (WLJE-FM) received eight nominations, including Station of the Year for the second year in a row, a category that looks at a station's overall efforts in a number of areas including community service, creative listener and sales promotions, commercial production, news and features.
Indiana 105's morning show, The Dawn Patrol with Steve Zana, Laura Waluszko, and Jan Shimek was nominated for Broadcast Personality/Team; it was the second year in a row the show was nominated in that category. Operations Director Scott Rosenberg received a nomination for Indiana 105 for Best On-Air Promotional Announcement, the second year in a row he was nominated in that category, and Indiana 105 for the second consecutive year received two out of the top three nominations in its market category for Newscast.
McWilliams also received two of the top three nominations in the Humorous Commercial category, for commercials on Indiana 105 and X-Rock, as well as a nomination in the Commercial Series category. McWilliams was also nominated in both of those categories last year.
The IBA says its Spectrum Awards recognize “broadcast excellence for outstanding achievement in broadcasting by Indiana radio and television stations”. The competition is open to all FCC licensed radio stations and television stations in Indiana.
Radio One Communications owns and operates four radio stations – Indiana 105.5 (WLJE-FM), X-Rock 103.9 (WXRD-FM), Z107.1 (WZVN-FM), and AM-1500 The Music of Your Life (WAKE-AM).
For more information, contact:
Leigh Ellis, President/General Manager, Radio One Communications, 219-462-6111
Don Clark, Director of Programming, Radio One Communications, 219-462-6111
Linda Compton, President/CEO, Indiana Broadcasters Association, 317-573-0119