Alpha Media station in Mason City, IA (KGLO and KRIB) won 11 awards in the Small Market Division of the 2015 Iowa Broadcast News Association contest. KGLO News Director, Bob Fisher, picked up nine awards, including four 1st Place awards. Fisher has received a total of 66 awards in the last 12 years, the second most of any individual in the Small Market Division category during that time. He also placed second in the “Overall Excellence” category, the organization’s top yearly award.
Alpha Media Market Manager, Dalena Barz commented on the announcement, “Bob, Tim, and Jesse are great local broadcasters. They are dedicated and community oriented professionals. It’s great to see their outstanding performance recognized be their peers. We are so fortunate to have them a part of the Alpha team in Mason City.”
“The awards recognize what all three of us believe in, a strong dedication to live and local radio for our listeners across north-central Iowa with our top-notch news and sports programming on KGLO and KRIB,” remarked News Director Bob Fisher.
Here’s a full listing of the awards won by the two stations:
=== Bob Fisher
1st Place — Best Newscast — “The Midday Report”
1st Place — Sports Play-by-Play — “KRIB Sports”
1st Place — Political Coverage — “KGLO Election Night 2015”
1st Place — Public Affairs — “Ask the Mayor”
2nd Place — Overall Excellence
2nd Place — Overall Excellence in Weather Coverage — “Severe Weather Awareness Week”
2nd Place — Feature — “River City Sculptures on Parade”
3rd Place — Use of Actuality — “River City Sculptures on Parade”
3rd Place — Best Sportscast — “KRIB Morning Sports”
2nd Place — Sports Play-by-Play — “KGLO Sports”
2nd Place — Agriculture — “KGLO Fall Harvest Reports”