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Broadcast Excellence Awards

Broadcast Excellence Awards Commercial & Network Television Announcement Show

Broadcast Excellence Awards Commercial & Network Radio Announcement Show

Broadcast Excellence Awards
Public Radio & TV
Announcement Show

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Winner and Finalist Announcement February 29, 2024

Winners and finalists for weighted categories will be announced during three online segments here at BroadcastExcellenceAwards.com
10:00a - Commercial & Network Television
12:00p - Commercial & Network Radio

Winner and Finalist Announcement March 1, 2024

9:00a - Public Radio & Television

 

Broadcast Excellence Awards Gala

Saturday, April 6, 2024
Sound Board Theater, MotorCity Casino Hotel

5:30 - 7:00 pm Reception & Trophy Pickup
7:00 - 10:00 pm Awards Presentation & Dinner

Book Your Hotel

Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate of $229/night + tax. Please book your room by March 21, 2024.

To book, please call the hotel directly at (313) 237-7711 and reference the block name "Michigan Association of Broadcasters," or follow the link below.

Broadcast Excellence Awards Category Winners & Finalists

Thank You Broadcast Excellence Awards Gala Sponsors

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Broadcast Excellence Awards Categories

Market Divisions

Commercial Radio
Commercial Television

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

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

Radio
Television

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
Commercial
Community Involvement
Continuing Coverage
Newscast
Personality*

*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
Newscast
Sports
Weathercast

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.

Broadcast Excellence Awards Rules

2023 Broadcast Excellence Awards Highlights

Congratulations 2022 Commercial Radio Stations of the Year

Market 1
WJR-AM (Detroit)
WJR-AM (Detroit)
Market 2
WJXQ-FM (Lansing)
WJXQ-FM (Lansing)
Market 3
WLEN-FM (Adrian)
WLEN-FM (Adrian)
Market 4
WKQS-FM (Negaunee)
WKQS-FM (Negaunee)

Congratulations 2022 Public Media Stations of the Year

Public Radio Group 1
WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti)
WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti)
Public Radio Group 2
WDET-FM (Detroit)
WDET-FM (Detroit)
Public Television
WKAR-TV (East Lansing)
WKAR-TV (East Lansing)

Congratulations 2022 Commercial Television Stations of the Year

Market 1
WDIV-TV (Detroit)
WDIV-TV (Detroit)
Market 2
WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids)
WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids)
Market 3
WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac)
WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac)
Market 4
WLUC-TV (Marquette)
WLUC-TV (Marquette)

2022 Broadcast Excellence Awards Category Winners

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