Cumulus Media announced that, for the third consecutive year, the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association has named WLS-AM as Best Newscast in the Large Market category. Winners of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest were announced Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Springfield, IL.
Peter Bowen, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Chicago, said: “Continuing to provide great local news is a key part of our growth plan for the Big 89. I credit PD/OM Peter Bolger and News Director John Dempsey and his excellent news team for their ongoing commitment to excellence in providing our community with the very best news programming that they can count on, day after day and year after year.”
Peter Bolger, WLS-AM Program Director/Operations Manager, said: “I’ve been associated with the news business for many years, and I can tell you it is very difficult to win this honor three years in a row – especially in a market as competitive and as rich with talent as Chicago. Although it’s a team effort, our winning entry was anchored by Jennifer Keiper—and this is the second year in a row that she has anchored the award winner.”
In photo of (L to R): WLS-AM News Director John Dempsey, WLS-AM Anchor/Reporter Jennifer Keiper, and WLS-AM Anchor/Reporter Nick Gale.