Monday, March 13, 2017

Detroit Radio: WJR Named MAB's Station Of The Year

Cumulus Media announces that for the second consecutive year, News/Talk WJR 760 AM in Detroit took top prizes as 2016 Commercial Station of the Year in the Broadcast Excellence Awards presented by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB).

WJR was also honored by MAB with 11 Best in Category and 10 Merit Awards. The Broadcast Excellence Awards were presented by MAB at the annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference held March 7-8, 2017, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, MI.

The awards presented to WJR are:

Commercial – Oxford Recovery Center “Rory and Derek Cancer”
Community Involvement – WJR Cares Community Involvement Montage
Feature Programming – The Big Story - May 19, 2016
Feature/Use of Medium – “A New Start With Daughter's Heart”
Investigative Story – “Child Killings 40 Years Later”
Newscast – WJR News – 6 a.m., January 26, 2016
Play‐By‐Play Sports – Detroit Lions
Regularly Scheduled Weekday Broadcast – The Mitch Albom Show
Regularly Scheduled Weekend Broadcast – The Warren Pierce Show
Special Show Broadcast – The Mitch Albom S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon
Sports – PJ Fleck on The Frank Beckmann Show

Breaking News Story – “Road Rage Crash”
Commercial – Oxford Recovery Center “Blase From Australia”
Feature Programming – “Still Standing: Heroes Among Us”
Feature/Use of Medium – Mitch Albom Detroit Lions Home Opener Dedication
Investigative Story – “Fiasco at Freedom Hill”
Marketing Materials & Promos – “Detroit Lions and Bears Oh My”
Morning Show Broadcast Personality – The Paul W. Smith Show
New Media – WJR New Media
Regularly Scheduled Weekday Broadcast Personality – The Frank Beckmann Show
Sports – Matt Stafford on The Mitch Albom Show

Mike Wheeler, Program Director of WJR, said: “We're really proud of the way the WJR team serves our audience, advertising partners and community. It is gratifying to have the MAB validate our efforts.”

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