I though I would post a page from our Heartland Newsletter. WRJO along with our sister stations won a bunch of awards this year at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Gala. Congratulations to all that worked hard in our company to accomplish this.
HEARTLAND STATIONS EARN 16 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
Hundreds of radio and television broadcasters traveled to Madison on May 4th for the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) 2012 “Awards For Excellence.” This year’s Awards Gala was moved to the Alliant Energy Exhibition Hall because the event expanded beyond its former venue. The suits, tuxedos and evening gowns signified that this, indeed, was a special night.
Heartland Communications Group is honored to receive 16 WBA “2012 Awards for Excellence” at this year’s annual event and doubled the awards received compared to last year.
On hand to receive 2 first place awards, 5 second place awards and 4 third place awards was Heartland Eagle River V.P. & General Manger Jim Hodges. The 2 first place awards were for the “2012 Election Coverage” and “Best Commercial” for Eagle Waste’s “Sad Cans.” Hodges told the HCGazette, “I am very honored to accept these 11 awards on behalf of Mike, Bruce, and Amy and our entire Eagle River Heartland team.”
V.P. and General Manager of the Heartland Park Falls stations, Darla Isham and DJ Rick Frischman received 1 first place award and 2 second place awards. The first place award was for “Best Original Feature” entitled “Honoring Our Veterans with Flight.” DJ Rick was honored for placing second statewide for “The Best Radio Show” broadcast in small markets.
For the first time, Heartland’s Ashland cluster participated in the awards and was represented by VP and General Manager Scott Jaeger received 1 second place award for “Significant Community Impact” with “Bayfield-Ashland Counties EMT Awareness Project” and also 1 third place award.
Heartland CEO, Jim Coursolle was also on hand last evening and he told the HCGazette, “To be the Heartland owner and be present at this very special event, watching our people receive awards for their successful hard work is so gratifying to my wife, Diane and me. We are quite proud of our Heartland team’s accomplishments.”
So there ya' go, a little insight to the crazy radio world and what we push for everyday.