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

April 29, 2016 – Alpha Media, Mason City, IA announced that their KGLO and KRIB stations won 11 awards in the Small Market Division of the 2015 Iowa Broadcast News Association contest. The awards were handed out at the group’s annual convention on Saturday, April 23rd.

KGLO News Director, Bob Fisher, picked up nine awards, including four 1st Place awards. Fisher has received a total of 66 awards in the last 12 years, the second most of any individual in the Small Market Division category during that time. He also placed second in the “Overall Excellence” category, the organization’s top yearly award. It’s the 12th straight year that Fisher has led KGLO and/or KRIB to a placement in that category, a streak only equaled in that timeframe by WHO in Des Moines in the Large Market division. KGLO’s Tim Fleming placed second in the Sports Play-by-Play category. It’s the 11th straight year that KRIB and/or KGLO has placed in this category. Both Fleming and Fisher during that 11-year span have placed first four times, with both receiving placement in the category in the same year five years in that time period. KGLO Farm Director, Jesse Stewart, placed second in the Agriculture category (“KGLO Fall Harvest Reports”). Full listing of the awards attached.

Alpha Media Market Manager, Dalena Barz commented on the announcement, “Bob, Tim and Jesse are great local broadcasters. They are dedicated and community oriented professionals. It’s great to see their outstanding performance recognized be their peers. We are so fortunate to have them a part of the Alpha team in Mason City!”

“The awards recognize what all three of us believe in, a strong dedication to live and local radio for our listeners across north-central Iowa with our top-notch news and sports programming on KGLO and KRIB,” remarked News Director Bob Fisher.

=== Bob Fisher

1st Place — Best Newscast — “The Midday Report”

1st Place — Sports Play-by-Play — “KRIB Sports”

1st Place — Political Coverage — “KGLO Election Night 2015”

1st Place — Public Affairs — “Ask the Mayor”

2nd Place — Overall Excellence 

2nd Place — Overall Excellence in Weather Coverage — “Severe Weather Awareness Week”

2nd Place — Feature — “River City Sculptures on Parade”

3rd Place — Use of Actuality — “River City Sculptures on Parade”

3rd Place — Best Sportscast — “KRIB Morning Sports”


=== Tim Fleming

2nd Place — Sports Play-by-Play — “KGLO Sports”


=== Jesse Stewart

2nd Place — Agriculture — “KGLO Fall Harvest Reports”