2017 ABBY Award Winners

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
WYEA AM-FM
SYLACAUGA
TELEVISION STATION OF THE YEAR
WHNT
HUNTSVILLE

SMALL MARKET RADIO WINNERS

Apps WANI-AM/FM Auburn ESPN 106.7 App
Commercial WMXA-FM Auburn Auburn Hotel Christmas Party
Listener Contest WKKR-FM Auburn The Great American Treasure Hunt
Morning Show WANI-AM/FM Auburn Rich and Jeremy in the Morning
Personality or Team WANI-AM/FM Auburn Rich and Jeremy in the Morning
Promotion – Event / Client Promotion WKKR-FM Auburn The Kicker Goes Kenny
Promotion – Station Promotion WQSB-FM Albertville Howl-O-Ween Pet Photo Contest
PSA WQSB-FM Albertville Weather Radio Giveaway
Regularly Scheduled Newscast – Radio WEIS-AM/FM Centre WEIS Radio
Service Project Judges Award of Merit WYEA-AM Sylacauga “Stuff the Bus”
Social Media WYEA-AM Sylacauga SylacaugaNews.com
Sports Show/Sports Talk Show WANI-AM/FM Auburn The Lunch Break with Zac and Dana
Sportscaster WMXA-FM Van Riggs
Sportscaster Judges Award of Merit WAVU-AM/FM Albertville Barry Galloway
Talk Show WQSI-FM Tuskegee Integrity Matters
Use of Emerging Technology WCRL-AM/FM Oneonta Emerging Technology
Website WQSB-FM Albertville www.wqsb.com

MEDIUM MARKET RADIO WINNERS

Apps WBAM-FM Montgomery Rich Thomas Weather Network
Commercial WKXX-FM Gadsden Wade Cahela Tax Service
Commercial Judges Award of Merit WQKS-FM Montgomery Alabama Precision Transmission – PRNDL
Listener Contest WQLT-FM Florence Q107 Cash Call
Morning Show WKXX-FM Gadsden The Morning Mix with Shane & Suzanne
Personality or Team WKXX-FM Gadsden Mark McGriff
Promotion – Event / Client Promotion WWFA-FM Florence The 22 Mile Veterans Day Walk
Promotion – Station Promotion WHLW-FM Montgomery Sista Strut
PSA Judges Award of Merit WXFL-FM Florence Safeplace 35 For 35
PSA WVAS-FM Montgomery DATING VIOLENCE
Public Affairs WVAS-FM Montgomery 90.7 PERSPECTIVES
Regularly Scheduled Newscast – Radio WVAS-FM Montgomery Marcus Hyles
Reporter WVAS-FM Montgomery MELANIE HOGAN
Social Media WFFN-FM Tuscaloosa 95.3 the Bear on Social Media
Sports Show/Sports Talk Show WNPT-FM Tuscaloosa The Suttles Approach
Sportscaster WSBM-AM/FM Florence Elliott Stephens
Talk Show WDNG-AM Anniston The Dave Mack Show
Use of Emerging Technology WACV-FM Montgomery Rich Thomas Weather Network
Website WBEI-FM Tuscaloosa www.MyStar1017.com

LARGE MARKET RADIO WINNERS

Apps WTAK-FM Huntsville Mobile/Web Listening
Commercial WRSA-FM Huntsville Adams Homes “Brick House”
Listener Contest WDRM-FM Huntsville Mama Needs A Makeover!
Morning Show WBPT-FM Birmingham Lisa Mason Morning Show
Personality or Team WQEN-FM Birmingham Dino
Promotion – Event / Client Promotion WMJJ-FM Birmingham The Magic of Christmas LIVE
Promotion – Station Promotion WTAK-FM Huntsville Manuary
PSA WDRM-FM Huntsville Breast Cancer Screening
Public Affairs WBHM-FM Birmingham Crime in the Greater Birmingham Area
Regularly Scheduled Newscast – Radio WERC-FM Birmingham Newscast:   Angie Norvell
Reporter WERC-FM Birmingham Not Just Politics as Usual:   Jim Faherty
Service Project WDRM-FM Huntsville Kids to Love: A Year of Service
Social Media WBHJ-FM Birmingham 95.7 Jamz
Sports Show/Sports Talk Show WERC-FM Birmingham The Jack’s 5th Quarter Show
Sportscaster WZZN-FM Steve Moulton
Sportscaster Judges Award of Merit WUMP-AM/FM Huntsville Arky Shea
Talk Show WVNN-AM/FM Huntsville Alabama’s Most Important Talk Show
Talk Show Judges Award of Merit WTKI-AM Huntsville Rachel Hammers Show

TELEVISION WINNERS

Apps WIAT Birmingham CBS42
Breaking News WVTM Birmingham Deputy Shot
Commercial WCOV Montgomery American Village
Commercial Judges Award of Merit WAAY Huntsville Conchin, Cloud, and Cole: Results Matter
Daytime Programming WBRC Birmingham Good Day Alabama
Documentary WAFF Huntsville 5 Years Later: Challenges & Changes Since April 27, 2011
Hard News WPMI Mobile Baton Rouge Police Shooting
Hard News Judges Award of Merit WSFA Montgomery Fire Ants Kill Alabama Woman
Investigative Reporting WALA Mobile Fox10 News Investigates: Testing the Waters
Local Programming WBRC Birmingham Alabama’s Drought Emergency
Local Sports Program WEAC Oxford Pigskin Roundup
News Anchor WIAT Birmingham Sherri Jackson
General Assignment WBRC Birmingham Internet Meme
Feature WVUA Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa’s Dirtiest Job
Feature Judges Award of Merit WHNT Huntsville Squirt
Franchise WBRC Birmingham What’s Right With Our Schools
Franchise Judges Award of Merit WTVY Dothan 60 Minute Miracle
News Series WAKA Montgomery No Running Water
Photojournalist WAFF Huntsville Matthew Smith
Photojournalist Award of Merit WHNT Huntsville Shane Hays
Event / Client Promotion WHNT Huntsville WHNT News 19 – Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Station Promotion WVUA Tuscaloosa WVUA 23: This is The Place Campaign
Station Promotion Award of Merit WIAT Birmingham United We Watch
PSA AL Public Television American Graduate Economic Benefits
Public Affairs WHNT Huntsville The Distracted Driving Project
Public Affairs Judges Award of Merit WVTM Birmingham Black History Special
Regularly Scheduled Newscast WPMI Mobile Local 15 News at 10
Reporter WKRG Mobile J. B. Biunno
Reporter Judges Award of Merit WAKA Montgomery Andrew James
Service Project WHNT Huntsville 19 Distracted Driving Project
Social Media WIAT Birmingham CBS42
Sports Anchor WTVY Dothan Tony Cornish, Jr.
Sports Reporting WKRG Mobile The Golden Robbery of Roy Jones, Jr
Sports Reporting  Award of Merit WBMA Birmingham Jeff Speegle
Sports Reporting Award of Merit WIAT Birmingham Chris Renkel
Use of Emerging Technology WBRC Birmingham LIVE Police Chase from Cell Phone
Weather Anchor WKRG Mobile Alan Sealls
Website WBMA Birmingham ABC3340.com

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