Awards 2020 – Medium Market Radio


Awards of Excellence

CategoryTitle of EntryStation / City
Best Public Service AnnouncementThomas Keinath – “Make It Click PSA”KSRX-FM / Sterling
Best Station Sponsored Community EventBobstock Free Music FestivalKSRX-FM / Sterling
Best Public Affairs ProgramNicky News Premiers “The Tactile Traveler”, Lucas TurnerKDNK-FM / Carbondale
Best Regularly Scheduled NewscastAnne BoswellKBLJ-AM / La Junta
Best News Feature, Report or SeriesProposed Methane Emission Standards Popular at Rifle AQC MeetingKDNK-FM / Carbondale
Best News Coverage of a Single EventAvalanche! Phil LindemanKYSL-FM / Dillon
Best On-Air Contest for a StationBob’s Giving You the BirdKSRX-FM / Sterling
Best Station Imaging CampaignMorning Show Awards, Tom Fricke, Ross McIntyreKYSL-FM / Dillon
Best Station Promotion/Marketing CampaignTiger Championship Moments, Chris Brom, Ben BlechaKPMX-FM / Sterling
Best Morning ShowBreakfast with BrandonKSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Midday ShowD.J. ChilcuttKKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Afternoon Show
(multiple winners)
Kylah JonesKKXK-FM / Montrose
El Show de Axel ContrerasKQSE-FM / Gypsum
Best Station PersonalityBreakfast with BrandonKSPN-FM / Aspen
Best News/Talk Show Host or TeamDavid Bach ShowKSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Sports Coverage by an Individual or TeamBasalt High School Longhorns Football CoverageKSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Regularly Scheduled Entertainment ProgramMorgan Sports Talk – Drafting DaltonKFTM-AM / Fort Morgan
Best Radio Commercial for an AdvertiserThomas Keinath – ‘The Hot Spot Smokehouse’ FCC Hates UsKSTC-AM / Sterling
Best Sales Campaign for an AdvertiserThomas Keinath – ‘Nelson Food Service’ Thanksgiving 2019KSRX-FM / Sterling
Best Sales Event or Live Remote Broadcast2019 Heritage Festival, Chris Brom, Andy Rice, Erin LybargerKPMX-FM / Sterling
Best Use of Digital/Social MediaKrystal Media IS Social Media, Phil LindemanKYSL-FM / Dillon
Best Station WebsiteSkiCountryRadio.com, Kyle McCoy, Jordan LylesKSKE-FM / Eagle
Best Radio PodcastInside Northeastern, Ben BlechaKRFD-FM / Fleming


Certificates of Merit

CategoryTitle of EntryStation / City
Best Public Service Announcement
(multiple winners)
Not 18? No Problem – Register to Vote!, Caitlin SochKYSL-FM / Dillon
Building HopeKQSE-FM / Gypsum
Best Station Sponsored Community EventHangin’ With HeroesKKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Public Affairs ProgramJack Adler – Holocaust Survivor, Michelle StaleyKPRB-FM / Brush
Best Regularly Scheduled NewscastKDNK Local And Regional Newscast – AfternoonKDNK-FM / Carbondale
Best News Feature, Report or SeriesBearing Down: How Police Respond To Ursine VisitorsKAJX-FM / Aspen
Best News Coverage of a Single EventA New Technodrome Facility Opens at Rifle Garfield County Airport, Lucas TurnerKDNK-FM / Carbondale
Best On-Air Contest for a Station94 Kix Country Unwraps Your ChristmasKKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Station Imaging Campaign94 Kix Country ImagingKKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Station Promotion/Marketing CampaignAlways Mountain Time WorksKSMT-FM / Breckenridge
Best Morning ShowB.T. in the Morning, Bob TuritzKSKE-FM / Eagle
Best Midday ShowKPMX Workday Escape, Chris BromKPMX-FM / Sterling
Best Afternoon ShowThe Ride Home with RyanKSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Station PersonalityD.J. ChilcuttKKXK-FM / Montrose
Best News/Talk Show Host or TeamRipped from the Headlines, Phil Lindeman, Tom FrickeKYSL-FM / Dillon
Best Sports Coverage by an Individual or TeamRifle vs Basalt Double OT, Ron Milhorn, Jack JabbourKMTS-FM / Glenwood Springs
Best Regularly Scheduled Entertainment ProgramKSPN Kitchen ConcertsKSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Radio Commercial for an AdvertiserThomas Keinath – Valero River Station “Clean Bathrooms”KNNG-FM / Sterling
Best Sales Campaign for an AdvertiserFirst Colorado National Bank, Tony Driskill, Kylah JonesKKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Sales Event or Live Remote BroadcastThe Race To Opening Day, Tom FrickeKYSL-FM / Dillon
Best Use of Digital/Social MediaTOOL Giveaway KSMTKSMT-FM / Breckenridge
Best Station WebsiteAlways Mountain Time KSPN WebsiteKSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Radio PodcastTotally Tigers, Chris Brom, Ben BlechaKPMX-FM / Sterling