June 21, 2012
During Wednesday's Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Awards in Normal, myself and several teammates with Mid-West Family Broadcasting, received high honors by bringing home Silver Domes.
Veteran Springfield broadcaster Ray Lytle and myself received the Best Feature Program Silver Dome Award in Medium Market Radio for the weekly "Council Roundup" show.
The Council Roundup, which was born out of my extensive coverage of the Springfield City Council, brings listeners of 970 WMAY's Ray Lytle Show an entertaining and enlightening program, engaging listeners with the inner workings of city government.
The Aldermen, Mayor and other Springfield officials' own words are mixed with commentary from Ray and myself, which is not only informative, it's also a lot of fun.
It's a public affairs program like none other in the county--reality radio at it's best!
Read more about the Council Roundup here: wmay.com/features/the-council-roundup
Check out podcasts of recent Council Roundups here: wmay.com/podcasts/the-council-roundup
As for another honor, for the 4th year in a row, I have been a finalist for Best Use of New Media for work I've done with Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Springfield, Illinois.
The first two years, I received the first place Silver Dome. Year three I got second and this year I got third. From my understanding, I am the only person in the history of the category to be a finalist four times in a row.
You can read more and grab a picture from the awards ceremony Wednesday in Normal with the Illinois Broadcasters Association: wmay.com/wmay-news/28703