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

Alpha Media, Mason City, IA is proud to announce KGLO and KRIB won a total of 10 awards in the Small Market Division of the 2017 Iowa Broadcast News Association contest. The awards were handed out at the group’s annual convention in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 21st.

KGLO News Director, Bob Fisher picked up eight awards, including five 1st Place awards. Fisher has received a total of 84 awards in the last 14 years. KGLO and/or KRIB in the last 14 years have received a total of 99 awards.

Fisher placed first in the “Overall Excellence” category, the organization’s top yearly award. It’s the 14th straight year that Fisher has led KGLO and/or KRIB to a placement in that category, and has won the top award in three of the last four years.

Alpha Media, Mason City Market Manager, Dalena Barz commented on the announcement, “Congratulations to our News, Ag and Sports team. It’s great to see their dedication and passion recognized by the IBNA. North-central Iowa counts on our team for the best in local coverage. We are proud of their achievements!”

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

Full list of awards:

1st Place: Overall Excellence – Bob Fisher, News Director, KGLO
1st Place: Best Sportscast – Bob Fisher, KRIB “KRIB Morning Sports”
1st Place: Sports Play-by-Play – Bob Fisher, KRIB “Clear Lake Lions Sports”
1st Place: Political Coverage – Bob Fisher, KGLO “2017 Election Night”
1st Place: Overall Excellence in Weather Coverage – Bob Fisher, KGLO “Severe Weather Coverage”
2nd Place: Sports Play-by-Play – Tim Fleming, KGLO “KGLO Sports”
2nd Place: Farm & Agriculture – Jesse Stewart, KGLO “Spring Planting Reports”
2nd Place: General Reporting – Bob Fisher, KGLO “Five Dead in Mason City Crash Update”
3rd Place: Best Newscast – Bob Fisher, KGLO “KGLO Midday Report”
Honorable Mention: Spot News – Bob Fisher, KGLO “Matz Murder Suspect”