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Broadcast Excellence Awards

The Broadcast Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in broadcasting by Michigan radio and television stations each year.
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2022 Broadcast Excellence Awards Important Dates

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 12:00 noon EST: Entry Deadline

March 2023: Station Winners Notified

April 2023: Broadcast Excellence Awards Gala in Detroit

Production and broadcast must have occurred between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 to be eligible for the competition.

Entry Fees
MAB/MAPB Member: $50/entry
Non-Member: $95/entry

Market Divisions

Commercial Radio

Market 1: Detroit Metro Area

Market 2: Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, & Tri-Cities

Market 3: Adrian, Cadillac, Jackson, Port Huron, & Traverse City

Market 4: Alpena, Escanaba, Marquette, & Others

Commercial Televsion

Market 1: Detroit Metro Area

Market 2: Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, & Tri-Cities

Market 3: Cadillac, Jackson, Lansing, & Traverse City

Market 4: Alpena, Escanaba, Marquette, & Others

Statewide Broadcasting Networks


To enter in the Statewide Broadcasting Networks divisions, entrants must be a Michigan-based producer of network and syndicated programming. Entry must be aired on Michigan licensed broadcast stations. Statewide broadcasting networks are not eligible for Station of the Year.

Public Radio

Group 1: Public radio stations with a $2 million budget or less.

Group 2: Public radio stations with more than a $2 million budget.

Public Television

All public television stations will compete in one public television division

Station of the Year

All public and commercial radio and TV stations entering the Broadcast Excellence Awards will be eligible for the Station of the Year.

Commercial Station of the Year Awards: Points for Station of the Year will be calculated as follows: Best Award = 10 points; Merit Award = 5 points; and 10 additional points per winning entry (both Best and Merit) will be awarded in the following weighted categories:

Commercial Radio
Community Involvement
Continuing Coverage

*Stations may enter any of the listed Personality categories. If a station wins Best or Merit in more than one Personality category, the highest points won in any of the Personality categories will be applied to the Station of the Year competition.

Commercial Television
Community Involvement
Breaking News Story

Public Radio & Television Awards: Points for Station of the Year will be calculated as follows: Best Award = 10 points; Merit Award = 5 points with the exception of the Station Excellence category.

For a station to be eligible for Station of the Year they must have entered the Station Excellence category. The winners of both the Best and the Merit Award in the Station Excellence category will receive an additional 60 points to be counted toward Station of the Year.

Tie Breaker
In the event of a tie for both commercial and public stations, the station with the most Best awards will be awarded Station of the Year.  If a tie remains, the station who placed highest in the Community Involvement category will be awarded Station of the Year.

How to Enter

Online system opens Tuesday, November 1, 2022 and will be linked directly from this site.

If you created an account in the past two years, please login using the same account information. Contact MAB if you need assistance accessing your account.

Email for login credentials and written instructions.

2022 Broadcast Excellence Awards Categories

2022 Broadcast Excellence Awards Rules

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