Radio and television stations from across Wisconsin were honored Friday and Saturday with numerous awards at the 2021 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards Gala. The radio awards were announced Friday evening and the TV awards were announced Saturday evening.
Competition for the 2020 awards was strong with 1,365 entries and 112 stations participating. Entries were judged by professional broadcasters outside Wisconsin.
“When a crisis strikes, broadcasters are there to support their communities. The work Wisconsin’s broadcasters did in 2020 was an excellent example of that,” said WBA President and CEO Michelle Vetterkind. “The WBA awards always demonstrate our radio and TV stations’ commitment to serving their communities. In 2020 we saw it vividly each and every day. We’re so very proud of our industry’s commitment to service.”
The stations listed below were honored with Station of the Year awards, News Operation of the Year awards, and Social and Digital Media Operation of the Year awards. The winners are listed below. These are awarded based on a station’s placement in the contests’ many single category awards and determined using a point system.