Alpha Media, Mason City Brings Home Multiple Awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association

MASON CITY, IA, May 2, 2017 – Alpha Media, Mason City is proud to announce KGLO and KRIB won a total of 11 awards in the Small Market Division of the 2016 Iowa Broadcast News Association contest. The awards were handed out at the group’s annual convention in Johnston on Saturday, April 22nd. 

KGLO News Director, Bob Fisher picked up ten awards, including three 1st Place awards. Fisher has received a total of 76 awards in the last 13 years, the second most of any individual in the Small Market Division category during that time. KGLO and/or KRIB in the last 13 years have received a total of 89 awards, also second best when comparing Small Market radio stations in that timeframe. Fisher was also elected as the president of the Iowa Broadcast News Association’s Board of Directors, a position he will hold until April 2018. 

Alpha Media, Mason City Market Manager, Dalena Barz commented on the announcement, “Our Mason City news and sports team have again been recognized as some of the best news professionals in the state. Bob Fisher, Tim Fleming and Jesse Stewart earned 11 awards from the Iowa Broadcasters News Association. It’s an honor to work alongside broadcasters of this caliber!”

“It’s an honor for all of us to be recognized as we continue to provide live, local radio that serves our listeners in the best way possible,” remarked Fisher.

Full list of awards:

1st Place: Overall Excellence – Bob Fisher, News Director, KGLO
1st Place: Farm & Agribusiness – Bob Fisher & Jesse Stewart, KGLO “Prestage in Mason City”
1st Place: Best Sportscast – Bob Fisher, KRIB “KRIB Morning Sports”
1st Place: Sports Play-by-Play – Tim Fleming, KGLO “KGLO Sports”
2nd Place: Sports Play-by-Play – Bob Fisher, KRIB “Clear Lake Lions”
2nd Place: Overall Excellence in Weather Coverage – Bob Fisher, KGLO “Severe Weather Coverage”
2nd Place: Feature – Bob Fisher, KGLO “Polar Bear Dip in Clear Lake”
2nd Place: Spot News Coverage – Bob Fisher, KGLO “Mason City Double Homicide”
3rd Place: Sports Coverage – Bob Fisher & Tim Fleming, KGLO “NIACC/MCHS Championship Post-Game”
Honorable Mention: Best Newscast – Bob Fisher, KGLO “Midday Report”
Honorable Mention: Political Coverage – KGLO, “Election Night 2016”