Stations honored for news operations, social and digital media efforts

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The Social and Digital Media Operations of the Year and News Operations of the Year were recognized during the WBA’s second of three days of online Awards for Excellence presentations. The awards were presented on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Information about Tuesday’s awards is available here.
The winners of these awards were determined using a point system in which stations are awarded pointed based on the awards they won in categories related to social and digital media and news operations.
The online awards presentations will conclude at 10 a.m. Thursday on Facebook Live with the announcement of the Station of the Year awards.
The winners announced Wednesday are:
Social and Digital Media Operation of the Year
Music Radio
Small Market – WCOW-FM, Sparta
Medium Market – WZOR-FM, Green Bay
Large Market – WMGN-FM, Madison
News and Talk Radio
Small Market – WBEV-AM, Beaver Dam
Medium Market – WOMT-AM, Manitowoc
Large Market – Wisconsin Public Radio
Small Market – WSAW-TV, Wausau
Medium Market – WKOW-TV, Madison
Large Market – WITI-TV, Milwaukee

News Operation of the Year

News and Talk Radio
Small Market – WHYB-FM, Marinette
Medium Market – WTAQ-AM, Green Bay
Large Market – WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee

Small Market – WSAW-TV, Wausau
Medium Market – WMTV-TV, Madison
Large Market – WISN-TV, Milwaukee
At the conclusion of the Station of the Year presentations on Thursday, the results for all the awards will be published on the WBA website. The awards will be shipped to stations directly by American Awards and Promotions. Third place award certificates will be mailed by the WBA.
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The WBA Awards Virtual Gala is supported by WBA partner Wisconsin Army National Guard. Thank you!
Thank you as well to the Madison Marriott West, Tri-Marq, and Studio Gear for your continued support of the gala. The 2021 WBA Awards Gala is scheduled for May 1.
Entries for the 2020 Awards will open on Dec. 1.