Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

Each year the NMBA conducts a rigorous and unbiased review of all work submitted for consideration in 4 radio divisions and one television division. Students are also encourage to submit work completed by an associate member school or done in studio of a member station. Click here to review categories and divisions.

2017 Award Recipients

Metro Market Radio

DJ Personality Aircheck
KBQI-FM - Afternoons with Bev
Bev Rainey

Breaking News
KUNM-FM - APS Policy Retains Transgender Studentsí Rights
Marisa Demarco

Feature News Story
KKOB-AM - STAR WARS PETS
Pat Allen

Continuing Coverage
KUNM-FM - Enduring Addiction: The Long Fight Against Heroin In Northern New Mexico
Ed Williams

Newscaster
KUNM-FM - Chris Boros Newscaster And All Things Considered Host At KUNM
Chris Boros

Complete Newscast Station
KKOB-AM - Morning News
Judith Jenkins

Sports Show or Interview
KNML-AM - Brian Urlacher KNML Interview
Mikael Lamonde/Jeff Siembieda & JJ Buck

Morning Show
KZRR - The 94 Rock Morning Show
Rob Brothers, Phil Mahoney, Stephanie Gregg

Sports Play by Play
KQTM - 6A Football Championship Las Cruces at Rio Rancho 12316
PBP: Scott Galetti, Color David Williams, Producer: Kelly Watson, Stats: Adam Noel and Austin Denton

Public Service Announcement
KTEG-FM - Animal Welfare Sidekick
Jeff Brown

Public Service Campaign
KPEK-FM - Radiothon to benefit the University of New Mexico Childrens Hospital
Ryan Safford, Tony Manero, Jackie James, Donnie Chase

Station Promotional Announcement
KARS-AM/FM - WWE Live: The Holiday Tour
Benny Martinez, Writer. Scott Mayton, Producer. Zeus Stewart, Voice Talent

Website
KQTM - KQTM - Website 1017theteam.com
Web Master: Andy Swanson

:30 Commercial
KQTM - Rob`s Place
Talent: Bob Brown, Mike Burt, Mercedes Morton, Sean King Producers: Mike Burt, Sean King

:60 Commercial
KLVO-FM - KLVO :60 NMSH
Producer: Ricardo Ramirez Talent: Ricardo Ramirez

Social Media Integration
KQTM - KQTM Social Media Integration
Producers: Mike Burt, Andy Swanson

Specialty Show
KHFM-FM - Live Broadcast of Opera Southwest Tancredi part 1
Kathlene Ritch, announcer Brent Stevens, producer/engineer

Large Market Radio

DJ Personality Aircheck
KGRT-FM - At Work with Jackie
Talent Jackie Wilkinson

Breaking News
KGRT-FM - Mesilla Valley News Breaking News On Air Facebook Live (9-28-16)
Ernesto Garcia

Feature News Story
KSFR-FM - Feature News H Colton Immigration 021517
Hannah Colton

Continuing Coverage
KSFR-FM - Continuing Coverage: Vulnerable Adults 4 parts 030617 030817 031317 031517
Ellen Berkovitch, News Director and Journalist Derrick Toledo

Newscaster
KGRT-FM - Mesilla Valley News Ernesto Garcia (8-21-16 2-28-17)
Producer/Talent Ernesto Garcia

Complete Newscast Station
KGRT-FM - Mesilla Valley News 21617 Protesters Blocking Traffic
Producers Ernesto Garcia and Cynthia Mendoza.

Sports Show or Interview
KENN-AM/FM - Strike Zone Charity Event
Talent: Wally D

Talk Show or Interview
KSWV-AM - Veterans Today and Full Battle Rattle
Chris Abeyta - Talk Show Host Pat Gonzales - Producer

Morning Show
KRWN-FM - Shawn In The Morning
Talent: Shawn Kelly

Sports Play by Play
KXPZ - Aggie Hoops
Jack Nixon

Public Service Announcement
KGRT-FM - PAWS for Relief
Joey Hernandez and Carolina North

Public Service Campaign
KXPZ - Community Giveback - Santa Paws
Lyndsey Kalson

Station Promotional Announcement
KXPZ - Zia Country Castaway Collection
Lyndsey Kalson

Website
KSWV-AM - KSWV Website
Anthony Gonzales, Pat Gonzales, Estevan Gonzales

:30 Commercial
KGRT-FM - Cruces to ABQ Bio Park
Producers and Talent Joey Hernandez and Jackie Wilkinson

:60 Commercial
KXPZ - Las Cruces Country Music Festival
Lyndsey Kalson

Social Media Integration
KXPZ - Zia Country Social Media

Lyndsey Kalson

Specialty Show
KRWG-FM - The Tamale Confidential
Edmundo Resendez

Medium Market Radio

DJ Personality Aircheck
KSMX-FM - KT Kelley Mix 107.5 Afternoons
KT Kelley

Breaking News
KSMX-FM - Military Plane Crash Near Clovis Airport
Cari Kelley, Duffy Moon

Feature News Story
KSMX-FM - Feature News 03-23-17 10 Year Anniversary of Clovis Tornado
Casey Peacock

Continuing Coverage
KINN-AM - Election Night 2016
Joe Muench - Talent Julianne Muench - Talent Tom Fuller - Talent Mike Mason - Producer

Newscaster
KIXN-FM - Up To Date With Dawn Morgan
Dawn Morgan

Complete Newscast Station
KIXN-FM - Up To Date With Dawn Morgan
Dawn Morgan

Sports Show or Interview
KIXN-FM - Lea County Sports Report
Ty Friend

Talk Show or Interview
KYEE-FM - Garth Brooks
James White Talent and Producer

Morning Show
KSMX-FM - Mix Mornings With Duffy and Amber
Duffy Moon, Amber Kaye, Cari Kelley, Doc Elder, Mini Coop

Sports Play by Play
KIXN-FM - Tatum Vs Ft. Sumner
TJ Miracle Play by Play/Ty Friend Commentary

Public Service Announcement
KSMX-FM - Fun Safe Summer Campaign
KT Kelley

Public Service Campaign
KSMX-FM - Mix 107.5s Secret Santa
Duffy Moon, Amber Kaye, Cari Kelley

Station Promotional Announcement
KSMX-FM - The Mix Mom Prom
Duffy Moon

Website
KSMX-FM - heymix.com
Duffy Moon
http:www.heymix.com

:30 Commercial
KYEE-FM - John Sleeping
James White - Talent Jamie Prather - Talent Tammie Reynolds - Producer

:60 Commercial
KQEL - Burro Street Bakery
Julianne Muench, Joe Muench - Talent Tammie Reynolds - Producer

Social Media Integration
KNMJ - Broadcasting Sports with video streaming, radio and social media
Susan Fine, Kasie Taylor and Monica Danner

Specialty Show
KIXN-FM - NMJC Wins National Indoor Track Championship
Dawn Morgan

Small Market Radio

DJ Personality Aircheck
KNCE - MorningShow_WakeUpTaos_ValentinesDay
Rita Daniels

Breaking News
KNCE - BreakingNews_KNCE_OilExplosion
Rita Daniels

Feature News Story
KNCE - FEATURENEWS_PENASCO FIESTAS
Rita Daniels

Continuing Coverage
KNCE - ContinuingCoverage_Suicide_GorgeBridge
Rita Daniels

Newscaster
KSEL-FM - Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Complete Newscast Station
KSEL-FM - Afternoon News- March 21st, 2017
Kevin Robbins, Amber Kaye

Sports Show or Interview
KSEL-FM - Doc Elder Interviews Lady Hounds Head Coach Josh Prock
Doc Elder

Talk Show or Interview
KRSN-AM - Morning Show Interview with Author Benjamin Radford
Nancy Coombs Interviewer. David Sutton Producer

Morning Show
KSEL-FM - The Morning Throwdown - January 6th, 2017
Kevin Robbins, Doc Elder, Lisa Schmidt

Sports Play by Play
KSEL-FM - Greyhounds Vs Lobos on November 4th
Doc Elder

Public Service Announcement
KNMX-AM - The Gabriel Project
Talent: Angie Lyster Producer: Angie Lyster

Public Service Campaign
KNFT-FM - Tour of the Gila
Ted Tucker, Sabrina Pack and Anna Yniguez

Station Promotional Announcement
KSEL-FM - Hunt For the Mega Ticket
Kevin Robbins

Website
KNMX-AM - SDC Radio Website
Angie Lyster
http://www.sdcradio.com

:30 Commercial
KSEL-FM - Harley Smash-a-Palooza
KT Kelley

:60 Commercial
KSEL-FM - Twin Arrow Bingo
Duffy Moon / Duffy Moon

Social Media Integration
KNFT-FM - Tour of the Gila Social Media Integration VIDEO
Ted Tucker, Sabrina Pack and Anna Yniguez

Specialty Show
KNCE - KNCE -- See Something, Say Something
Justis Daniels

Television Market

General News Coverage
KRQE TV - Diamond Runs
Chris McKee

Breaking News
KOB-TV - Political Rally Turns Dangerous
KOB News Team

News Feature Story
KOB-TV - Traffic App Test
Chris Ramirez

Investigative Reporting
KOB-TV - 4 Investigator Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez

Continuing Coverage
KOB-TV - Inmates on the Run
KOB 4 News Team

Morning Newscast
KRQE TV - KRQE 6:30AM Morning show
Joseph Perez Christian Naranjo Jonathan Halvorson Crystal Gutierrez Adam Atchison Kristen Currie

Evening Newscast
KOB-TV - KOB Eyewitness News 4 at 10
Justin Kreitz and the KOB4 News Team

Sports Reporter/Anchor
KOB-TV - Sports Anchor JP Murrieta
JP Murrieta

Weathercaster
KOB-TV - Meteorologist Jorge Torres
Jorge Torres

News Photographer/Videographer
KOAT-TV - Jacob Wiklund News Photojournalist
Jacob Wiklund

News Reporter
KRQE TV - Chris McKee News Reporter
Chris McKee

Expanded Sports Show or Sportscast
KOB-TV - New Mexico Game Day
JP Murrieta

Station Promotional Announcement
KOB-TV - Grinch Protection
Parker Harms, Jeff Wright

Website
KRQE TV - KRQE Website
Paulette Mastio Chelo Rivera

Legislature Coverage
KOAT-TV - KOAT Legislative Coverage
KOAT Staff

Local Programming
KRQE TV - KRQE Legendary NM
Iain Munro Chad Brummett

Election Coverage
KOAT-TV - KOAT Election Coverage
KOAT Staff

Public Service Campaign
KRQE TV - KRQE Cares

Todd Perchert, Carolyn Rush

Education Programming
KOB-TV - The Perfect Score
Erica Zucco

Community Issue Programming
KRQE TV - Poisoned Waters
Larry Barker - REPORTER, Mark Corey - Producer / Photographer, Matthew Romo - Editor

Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)
KRQE TV - Gabrielle Burkhart MMJ
Gabrielle Burkhart/Reporter

Public Service Programming
KOB-TV - Eye on New Mexico
Erica Zucco

Station of the Year
KOB-TV - Hubbard Broadcasting
Albuquerque

Student Journalists

Student Newscast
Farmington High School - FHS Live: "90 Second Sport Short" Sports News Segment
Cameron Nez

Student :30 Commercial or PSA
MAS Charter School - ROADRUNNER Food Bank MAS Charter School
MAS Charter School Students, Voice Talent; Melissa Galetti, Teacher/sponsor

Student DJ Personality
Farmington High School - FHS LiveScorp Radio: Good Morning Farmington High, Morning Show: Scorp Radio
Jonah Herman and Cameron Nez

Student Reporter
KUNM-FM - Breaking The Cycle: Illiteracy In New Mexico
Anna Landa

Student Sportscaster
KENW-TV - KENW TV 3 ENMU Womans and Mens Live Basketball Broadcast 2-23-17
Allan Crawford-Producer Jacob Aranda-Talent/Student Cristian Pacheco-Talent/Student

Student Play-by-Play
Farmington High School - FHS LiveScorp Radio: Sports Play by Play, FHS v Kirtland Central Boys Basketball
Jonah Herman and Cameron Nez

Student Original Production
KNMJ - KNMJ Special Program - September 11th Memorial
Student Producer: Monica Danner Talent: Amee Rodriguez