Alpha Media, Bluefield, WV Brings Home Multiple “Excellence in Broadcasting Awards”!
April 12, 2016 – Alpha Media, Bluefield, WV announced that their market won multiple awards at the West Virginia Broadcasters Association “Excellence in Broadcasting Awards.” WHIS was awarded the highest honor of the night, “Legendary Station of the Year,” along with “Best Talk Show” for Radio Active hosted by Craig Hammond. Bluefield’s Dan Acquire won the “Best Sportscast” award for 2016.
Alpha Media Market Manager, Danny Clemons commented on the announcement, “Over the last 13 years our group of Bluefield stations have won numerous awards. I am very proud of every award, however WHIS winning the 2016 WVBA Legendary Station of the Year award is the one I am the proudest of. WHIS first went on air in June of 1929 and is the rock solid foundation on which our cluster has been built. Many thanks to everyone that has played a part in the 86 years’ history and success of WHIS.”
Alpha Media Operations Manager and Program Director, Ken Dietz added, “WHIS is the fifth oldest radio station in the state, but that long history alone is not what won this award. We have a great team that is focused on our community and focused on creating live and local radio every day. Remembering the past is good, the station’s history is awesome, but looking to the future is even better! The WVBA’s are a nice confirmation that our efforts are paying off.”
Radio Active host, Craig Hammond had the following to say on their win, “It takes a village… listeners, sponsors, a strong support staff to make the show work. We are very grateful to the WVBA for recognizing us as the best talk show.”
“Thanks to our listeners, the WVBA, and the cast of the show. We may be crazy but, apparently we’re pretty good,” added Radio Active Producer, Matt Deal.
“I’m tremendously honored to be this year’s award recipient. I deeply appreciate the people I work with and this acknowledgment,” stated Dan Acquire.