Awards 2020 – Medium Market Radio


Awards of Excellence

Category Title of Entry Station / City
Best Public Service Announcement Thomas Keinath – “Make It Click PSA” KSRX-FM / Sterling
Best Station Sponsored Community Event Bobstock Free Music Festival KSRX-FM / Sterling
Best Public Affairs Program Nicky News Premiers “The Tactile Traveler”, Lucas Turner KDNK-FM / Carbondale
Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast Anne Boswell KBLJ-AM / La Junta
Best News Feature, Report or Series Proposed Methane Emission Standards Popular at Rifle AQC Meeting KDNK-FM / Carbondale
Best News Coverage of a Single Event Avalanche! Phil Lindeman KYSL-FM / Dillon
Best On-Air Contest for a Station Bob’s Giving You the Bird KSRX-FM / Sterling
Best Station Imaging Campaign Morning Show Awards, Tom Fricke, Ross McIntyre KYSL-FM / Dillon
Best Station Promotion/Marketing Campaign Tiger Championship Moments, Chris Brom, Ben Blecha KPMX-FM / Sterling
Best Morning Show Breakfast with Brandon KSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Midday Show D.J. Chilcutt KKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Afternoon Show
(multiple winners)
Kylah Jones KKXK-FM / Montrose
El Show de Axel Contreras KQSE-FM / Gypsum
Best Station Personality Breakfast with Brandon KSPN-FM / Aspen
Best News/Talk Show Host or Team David Bach Show KSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Sports Coverage by an Individual or Team Basalt High School Longhorns Football Coverage KSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Regularly Scheduled Entertainment Program Morgan Sports Talk – Drafting Dalton KFTM-AM / Fort Morgan
Best Radio Commercial for an Advertiser Thomas Keinath – ‘The Hot Spot Smokehouse’ FCC Hates Us KSTC-AM / Sterling
Best Sales Campaign for an Advertiser Thomas Keinath – ‘Nelson Food Service’ Thanksgiving 2019 KSRX-FM / Sterling
Best Sales Event or Live Remote Broadcast 2019 Heritage Festival, Chris Brom, Andy Rice, Erin Lybarger KPMX-FM / Sterling
Best Use of Digital/Social Media Krystal Media IS Social Media, Phil Lindeman KYSL-FM / Dillon
Best Station Website SkiCountryRadio.com, Kyle McCoy, Jordan Lyles KSKE-FM / Eagle
Best Radio Podcast Inside Northeastern, Ben Blecha KRFD-FM / Fleming


Certificates of Merit

Category Title of Entry Station / City
Best Public Service Announcement
(multiple winners)
Not 18? No Problem – Register to Vote!, Caitlin Soch KYSL-FM / Dillon
Building Hope KQSE-FM / Gypsum
Best Station Sponsored Community Event Hangin’ With Heroes KKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Public Affairs Program Jack Adler – Holocaust Survivor, Michelle Staley KPRB-FM / Brush
Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast KDNK Local And Regional Newscast – Afternoon KDNK-FM / Carbondale
Best News Feature, Report or Series Bearing Down: How Police Respond To Ursine Visitors KAJX-FM / Aspen
Best News Coverage of a Single Event A New Technodrome Facility Opens at Rifle Garfield County Airport, Lucas Turner KDNK-FM / Carbondale
Best On-Air Contest for a Station 94 Kix Country Unwraps Your Christmas KKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Station Imaging Campaign 94 Kix Country Imaging KKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Station Promotion/Marketing Campaign Always Mountain Time Works KSMT-FM / Breckenridge
Best Morning Show B.T. in the Morning, Bob Turitz KSKE-FM / Eagle
Best Midday Show KPMX Workday Escape, Chris Brom KPMX-FM / Sterling
Best Afternoon Show The Ride Home with Ryan KSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Station Personality D.J. Chilcutt KKXK-FM / Montrose
Best News/Talk Show Host or Team Ripped from the Headlines, Phil Lindeman, Tom Fricke KYSL-FM / Dillon
Best Sports Coverage by an Individual or Team Rifle vs Basalt Double OT, Ron Milhorn, Jack Jabbour KMTS-FM / Glenwood Springs
Best Regularly Scheduled Entertainment Program KSPN Kitchen Concerts KSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Radio Commercial for an Advertiser Thomas Keinath – Valero River Station “Clean Bathrooms” KNNG-FM / Sterling
Best Sales Campaign for an Advertiser First Colorado National Bank, Tony Driskill, Kylah Jones KKXK-FM / Montrose
Best Sales Event or Live Remote Broadcast The Race To Opening Day, Tom Fricke KYSL-FM / Dillon
Best Use of Digital/Social Media TOOL Giveaway KSMT KSMT-FM / Breckenridge
Best Station Website Always Mountain Time KSPN Website KSPN-FM / Aspen
Best Radio Podcast Totally Tigers, Chris Brom, Ben Blecha KPMX-FM / Sterling
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