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.

2018 Award Recipients

Metro Market Radio

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

Breaking News
KNML-AM - Paul Krebs Resignation
Jeff Siembieda - JJ Buck
Jeff had Paul on within 1 hour of official annoucement

Feature News Story
KKOB-AM - Clean Drinking Water
Pat Allen - Talent

Newscaster
KKOB-AM - Mike Gaba Newscaster
Mike Gaba
PM Drive Newscaster on News Radio KKOB

Sports Show or Interview
KQTM - Metro Market - KQTM - The Locker Room with Bob Brown interviews Brian Urlacher 03-01-18
Talent: Bob Brown Producer: Mike Burt

Talk Show or Interview
KIOT-FM - Uncle Sam interviews Kelly Hansen of Foreigner
Sam Newton
Uncle Sam of Coyote 102.5 Interviews Kelly Hansen of Foreigner

Morning Show
KKSS-FM - Gina Lee Fuentez Show with Gina and Ando
Gina Lee Fuentez & Ando (Anders Tsabetsaye)

Sports Play by Play
KQTM - 6A State Football Championship, Manzano vs. La Cueva, 12-2-17
PBP: Scott Galetti, Color: David Williams, Halftime/Postgame: Austin Denton, Producers: Kelly Watson (Studio)/Scott Galetti (On-Site)

Public Service Announcement
KKOB-AM - Mercedes Benz Golf Tournament - PEI Benefit
Bryan Simmons, David Bernard
Mercedes Benz Golf Tournament benefiting Presbyterian Ear Institute for deaf children.

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

Station Promotional Announcement
KRST-FM - KRST Tortuga Festival
David Bernard - Brad Hansen
Promo Announcement

Website
KQTM - Metro Market - KQTM - Website - 1017theteam.com
Andy Swanson and Mike Burt
www.1017theteam.com

:30 Commercial
KPEK-FM - KPEK - Good Water Company
Jeff Brown

:60 Commercial
KPEK-FM - KPEK - Rappin in The 90s
Jeff Brown

Social Media Integration
KKOB-AM - Take A Ride On Us
Joe Gonzales, Zack Visser, Mandi Vaquerq, Alison Atwood

Specialty Show
KPEK-FM - KPEK - Community Talk
Donnie Chase

Station of the Year
KPEK-FM - Station of the Year
Chuck Hammond, General Manager

Large Market Radio

DJ Personality Aircheck
KXPZ - Zia Country Afternoon Drive with Patricia
Patricia Valencia

Breaking News
KSNM-FM - Mesilla Valley News
Cynthia Mendoza

Feature News Story
KRWG-FM - Shattered Lives
Michael Hernandez

Continuing Coverage
KXPZ - Organ Mountain Desert Peaks Monument series
Jack Nixon

Newscaster
KXPZ - Top Stories from the Bravo Mic Radio Network
Jack Nixon

Complete Newscast Station
KXPZ - Top Stories from the Bravo Mic Radio Network
Jack Nixon

Sports Show or Interview
KSNM-FM - Mesilla Valley Sports
Ernesto Garcia

Talk Show or Interview
KMVR-FM - Champions for Children
Ricky Tarin

Morning Show
KXPZ - Real Mornings with Lyndsey Kalson
Lyndsey Kalson

Sports Play by Play
KPRT-FM - 2018 Girls State Basketball Championship Play Offs Bloomfield vs Los Lunas
Wally D Erni Dunavant
For KPRT FM

Public Service Announcement
KXPZ - Zia Countrys Boot Up for Babies
Lyndsey Kalson/ Lyndsey Kalson, Ricky Tarin and Sheylah Holder

Public Service Campaign
KXPZ - Boot Up For Babies with March of Dimes
Lyndsey Kalson, Ricky Tarin

Station Promotional Announcement
KRWG-FM - KRWG testimonials
Edmundo Resendez

Website
KRWG-FM - www.krwg.org
Fred Martino

:30 Commercial
KSNM-FM - Halos Twerking Contest
Mason

:60 Commercial
KSNM-FM - Radio Matters
Joey Hernandez

Social Media Integration
KRWG-FM - Red or Green Confidential Social Media Campaign
Edmundo Resendez, Jacob Lockwood

Specialty Show
KXPZ - The Aggies Go Dancing
Jack Nixon

Station of the Year
KXPZ - Station of the Year
Michael Smith, General Manager

Medium Market Radio

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

Breaking News
KSMX-FM - BREAKING NEWS: FIRE UPDATE
Cari Kelley

Feature News Story
KZOR-FM - Shining A Light on In The Dark
Dawn Morgan

Continuing Coverage
KSMX-FM - Continuing Coverage: Clovis Library Shooting
Cari Kelley

Newscaster
KSMX-FM - Newscaster Cari Kelley
Cari Kelley

Complete Newscast Station
KSMX-FM - Morning News: February 28th 2018
Cari Kelley

Sports Show or Interview
KZOR-FM - Wendys Half Time and Post Game Show
TJ Miracle/Ty Friend
Interview with Hobbs Alumni and former WNBA star Adriene Ross

Talk Show or Interview
KZOR-FM - Hobbs Top Cop Survives Las Vegas Slaughter
Dawn Morgan-News Director

Morning Show
KQEL - Your Mornings with Joe & Julianne
Talent and Producer - Joe and Julianne Muench

Sports Play by Play
KZOR-FM - Hobbs Lady Eagles State Title Game
Ty Friend/TJ Miracle

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

Public Service Campaign
KSMX-FM - Mix Mornings Secret Santa
Amber Kaye and Duffy Moon

Station Promotional Announcement
KWRK-FM - Country Thunder Ticket Giveaway
Talent: Marcia Peshlakai Producer: Nate Chester

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

:30 Commercial
KSMX-FM - Roadriders Rally
KT Kelley

:60 Commercial
KSMX-FM - Dawg Houze
KT Kelley
Dawg Houze events for October 2017

Social Media Integration
KSMX-FM - Coverage of the Clovis-Carver Library Shooting
Lisa Schmidt

Specialty Show
KZOR-FM - World Champion and Paralympic Gold Winner Comes Home
Dawn Morgan-News Director

Station of the Year
KSMX-FM - Station of the Year
Duffy Moon, General Manager

Small Market Radio

DJ Personality Aircheck
KWMW-FM - The Ride With Russ
Russ Black

Breaking News
KSEL-FM - Active Shooter at the Clovis Carver Public Library
Kevin Robbins

Feature News Story
KSEL-FM - The Retirement of Dr. Steve Gamble
Kevin Robbins

Continuing Coverage
KRMQ-FM - Heavy Rains Create Headache for County Officials
Kevin Robbins

Newscaster
KSEL-FM - Newscaster Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Complete Newscast Station
KRUI-AM - KRUI Newscast
Tom A Ruiz

Sports Show or Interview
KSEL-FM - The C and S Halftime Show with Doc Elder
Doc Elder

Talk Show or Interview
KSEL-FM - KSEL Field Farm Report: Fridays With Patrick
Kevin Robbins

Morning Show
KWMW-FM - Bee The Breakfast Club
Kevin Bonner, Tom A. Ruiz and Will Rooney

Sports Play by Play
KSEL-FM - Doc Elder Calls The Greyhounds Vs The Aggies
Doc Elder

Public Service Announcement
KSEL-FM - Dolly Parton Imagination Theater
KT Kelley

Public Service Campaign
KSCQ-FM - KSCQ-FM Tour of the Gila
Ted Tucker and Sabrina Pack

Station Promotional Announcement
KSCQ-FM - Grant County Concert Promotion
Jeff Davenport and Sabrina Pack

Website
KSEL-FM - kselcountry.com
Duffy Moon
www.kselcountry.com

:30 Commercial
KNFT-FM - Hidalgo DWI Prevention Commercial
Sabrina Pack

Social Media Integration
KNFT-FM - Tour of the Gila
Sabrina Pack, Serina Pack, Ted Tucker

Specialty Show
KSCQ-FM - My World Show
Mike Rowse

Station of the Year
KSEL-FM - Station of the Year
Duffy Moon, General Manager

Television Market

General News Coverage
KRQE TV - Trashy Neighborhood
Gabrielle Burkhart, Robert Pugsley

Breaking News
KOAT-TV - Aztec School Shooting Breaking News
KOAT Staff

News Feature Story
KOB-TV - Bren the Very Special Graduate
Chris Ramirez

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

Continuing Coverage
KOAT-TV - Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps
KOAT Staff

Morning Newscast
KOAT-TV - Action 7 News More in the Morning
KOAT News Staff

Evening Newscast
KOB-TV - KOB Eyewitness News 4 at 10
Steve Soliz, Tessa Mentus, Producer Justin Krietz and KOB News Team

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

Weathercaster
KRQE TV - Kristen Currie
Kristen Currie

News Photographer/Videographer
KRQE TV - 2017 Through the Lens of Pugs
Robert Pugsley

News Reporter
KRQE TV - Lysee Mitri
Lysee Mitri

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

Sports Photographer
KOB-TV - Sports Photojournalist Carlos Marquez
Carlos Marquez

Station Promotional Announcement
KOAT-TV - KOAT Action 7 News Anywhere Campaign
Ben Bates Deilia Williams Matt Montoya

Website
KOB-TV - KOB.com
KOB Web Staff

Legislature Coverage
KOAT-TV - 2017 Legislative Coverage
KOAT Staff

Local Programming
KRWG-TV - Our Stories: Vietnam Part 3
Ralph Escandon, Christian Valle, Joe Widmer, Glen Cerny

Election Coverage
KOB-TV - ABQ4ward: Electing a Mayor
KOB News Team

Public Service Campaign
KRQE TV - KRQE Cares - Overall Campaign
Todd Perchert - Producer Carolyn Rush

Education Programming
KOB-TV - Education Reporter Erica Zucco
Erica Zucco

Community Issue Programming
KRQE TV - Beating the system: Convicted Felons Fail to Pay Court Ordered Restitution
Reporter: Larry Barker Producer: Mark Corey Editor: Tommy Garcia

Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)
KOB-TV - KOB MMJ Caleb James
Caleb James

Public Service Programming
KOB-TV - Eye on New Mexico: Keeping the Navajo Language Alive
Colton Shone

Station of the Year
KOB-TV 4 - Station of the Year
Michelle Donaldson, General Manager

Student Journalists

Student Newscast
KNCE - Student Roundtable: Gun Violence and School Shootings
Eloragh Espie, Addi Rose Downs, Antonio Trujillo, Zack Ginn, Madison Davisinger, Justis Daniels, Riley Merritt and Laurel Paschall.

Student :30 Commercial or PSA
KRSN-AM - Olions production of Mary Poppins
Lauren Partin student from Los Alamos High School in the production of Mary Poppins.

Student Reporter
Farmington High School - FHS Live Student Reporter, PART 2, "Player Spotlight Interview"
Eddie Pacheco, Griffen Holman, Isaac Gurrola

Student Sportscaster
Farmington High School - FHS Live Basketball Stream Sportscasters
Cameron Nez, Griffen Holman

Student Original Production
Farmington High School - FHS Live "Inside FHS Live"
Terrell Kosea