2017 ABBY Awards Dinner


Saturday, March 25th

Hyatt Regency/Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover

Reception 6:00 PM (performance by 151st Army Band)
Dinner 7:00 PM
Program 7:30 PM (entertainment by PortaParty)

Cost per person: $70
Cost per table of ten: $700

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2016 ABBY Awards


RADIO AWARDS
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SMALL MARKET PSA
Best in Broadcasting
walx“Bow Wow Benefit: The Conversation”
WALX-FM Selma
Todd Prater
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET PSA
Best in Broadcasting
wvasTHUMB“Violence Against Women Program: MOVE”
WVAS-FM Montgomery
Vy Moon
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET PSA
Best in Broadcasting
mix969THUMB“New Futures, Inc.”
WRSA-FM Huntsville
Paul Peterson
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET STATION PROMOTION
Best in Broadcasting
wqsbTHUMB“Show Us Your Whitetail 2015”
WQSB-FM Albertville
Barry Galloway
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET CLIENT/EVENT PROMOTION
Best in Broadcasting
wqsbTHUMB“How Do You Dew?”
WQSB-FM Albertville
Barry Galloway
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET STATION PROMOTION
Best in Broadcasting
wvasTHUMB“Jazzy TV Show Themes”
WVAS-FM Montgomery
Milton Shirdan
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET EVENT/CLIENT PROMOTION
Best in Broadcasting
wzhtTHUMB“Sunkist Summer Road Trip”
WZHT-FM Montgomery
Jerome Crumpton
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET STATION PROMOTION
Best in Broadcasting
wqenTHUMB“103.1 The Vulcan: MAN UP!”
WQEN-HD2 Birmingham
Jason Mack
LISTEN

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LARGE MARKET STATION PROMOTION
Judges Award of Merit
wdrmTHUMB“Valentine Love Line”
WDRM-FM Huntsville
Nathan Emery, Erich West, Terry Wunderlin
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET EVENT/CLIENT PROMOTION
Best in Broadcasting
wqenfmTHUMB“Just Show Up Show”
WQEN-FM Birmingham
Dino Conard
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET COMMERCIAL
Best in Broadcasting
wyeaTHUMB“Marble City Pharmacy: Pharmacy of the Year”
WYEA-AM/FM Sylacauga
Lee Perryman
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET COMMERCIAL
Judges Award of Merit
wkgaTHUYMB“Big B BBQ: ‘Stake’ Night”
WKGA-FM Alexander City/Lake Martin
Jeremy Jeffcoat
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET COMMERCIAL
Best in Broadcasting
wfxlTHUMB“Florence Recycling Center”
WXFL-FM Florence
Marie Lewey, Noah Yeager, Fletch Brown
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET COMMERCIAL
Judges Award of Merit
wacvTHUMB“Alabama Precision Transmission: Uphill”
WACV-FM Montgomery
Jeff Blake
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET COMMERCIAL
Best in Broadcasting
wrsaTHUMB“Top Job Roofing: Holiday”
WRSA-FM Huntsville
Nate Adams
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET WEBSITE
Best in Broadcasting
weisTHUMBweisradio.com
WEIS-AM/FM Centre
Marc Summers, Andrew Hughes, Joey Weaver
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MEDIUM MARKET WEBSITE
Best in Broadcasting
wfxlTHUMBkix96country.com
WXFL-FM Florence
Halley Phillips
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LARGE MARKET WEBSITE
Best in Broadcasting
wbhmTHUMBwbhm.org
WBHM-FM Birmingham
WBHM Staff

 

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SMALL MARKET SPORTS SHOW/SPORTS TALK SHOW
Best in Broadcasting
waniTHUMB“The Drive with Rich Perkins & Bill Cameron”
WANI-AM/FM Auburn
Rich Perkins, Bill Cameron, Zac Blackerby
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET SPORTS SHOW/SPORTS TALK SHOW
Judges Award of Merit
wsbmTHUMB“Friday Night Football LIVE”
WSBM-AM/FM Florence
Jimmy Oliver, Charles McClain, Jaleesa Diggins
LISTEN
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MEDIUIM MARKET SPORTS SHOW/SPORTS TALK SHOW
Best in Broadcasting
wdgmTHUMB“The Game”
WDGM-FM Tuscaloosa
Ryan Fowler, Ryan McMunn
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET SPORTS SHOW/SPORTS TALK SHOW
Best in Broadcasting
wumpTHUMB“The Thom Abraham Show”
WUMP-AM/FM Athens
Thom Abraham, Michael Rose
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET SPORTSCASTER
Best in Broadcasting
waniTHUMBAndy Burcham
WANI-AM/FM Auburn
Andy Burcham
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET SPORTSCASTER
Judges Award of Merit

wmxaTHUMBVan Riggs
WMXA-FM Auburn/Opelika
Van Riggs
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET SPORTSCASTER
Best in Broadcasting

wdgmTHUMBRyan Fowler
WDGM-FM Tuscaloosa
Ryan Fowler, Ryan McMunn
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET SPORTSCASTER
Best in Broadcasting
wzznTHUMBSteve Moulton
WZZN-FM Huntsville
Steve Moulton
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET REPORTER
Best in Broadcasting

wqsbTHUMBAllen Taylor
WQSB-FM Albertville
Allen Taylor
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET REPORTER
Best in Broadcasting

wvasTHUMBMelanie Hogan
WVAS-FM Montgomery
Melanie Hogan
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET REPORTER
Best in Broadcasting

wercTHUMBAngie Norvell
WERC-FM Birmingham
Angie Norvell
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
Best in Broadcasting

waniTHUMB“WANI AM/FM”
WANI-AM/FM Auburn
Andy Burcham
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
Best in Broadcasting

wvasTHUMB“Regularly Scheduled Newscast: 8-6-15”
WVAS-FM Montgomery
Marcus Hyles
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
Best in Broadcasting

wercTHUMB“Love Hurts and Other Birmingham News Stories”
WERC-FM Birmingham
Angie Norvell
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OR TEAM
Best in Broadcasting

wqsbTHUMBBarry Galloway
WQSB-FM Albertville
Barry Galloway
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OR TEAM
Best in Broadcasting

wacvTHUMBSusan, Greg & Jay
WACV-FM Montgomery
Susan Woody, Greg Budell, Jay Scott
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OR TEAM
Best in Broadcasting
wmjjTHUMB“Rob and Dana: The Magic Morning Show”
WMJJ-FM Birmingham
Rob Conrad, Dana Ryan
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET TALK SHOW
Best in Broadcasting

waniTHUMB“Auburn-Opelika This Morning with Andy Burcham”
WANI-AM/FM Auburn
Andy Burcham, Rich Perkins, Brit Bowen
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET TALK SHOW
Best in Broadcasting

waaxTHUMB“Has the Dream Become a Nightmare?”
NewsTalk 570 WAAX Gadsden
Dave Mack
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET TALK SHOW
Best in Broadcasting

wercTHUMB“JT Talks”
WERC-FM Birmingham
Jeff “JT” Tyson, Wade Smith, Leah Brandon
LISTEN

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SMALL MARKET MORNING SHOW
Best in Broadcasting

wrfsTHUMB“The Chris Wright Show”
WRFS-FM Rockford/Alexander City
Chris Wright
LISTEN

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MEDIUM MARKET MORNING SHOW
Best in Broadcasting

wkxxTHUMB“The Morning Mix with Shane and Suzanne”
WKXX-FM Gadsden
Shane Wilson, Suzanne Coker
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET MORNING SHOW
Judges Award of Merit

wdgmTHUMB“The Gary Harris Show”
WDGM-FM Tuscaloosa
Gary Harris, James Hardy
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET MORNING SHOW
Best in Broadcasting

wercTHUMB“Birmingham’s Most Open-Minded Morning Show”
WERC-FM Birmingham
Jeff “JT” Tyson, Wade Smith, Leah Brandon
LISTEN
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SMALL MARKET SERVICE PROJECT
Best in Broadcasting

wqsbTHUMB“American Red Cross: Terminate Blood Shortage”
WQSB-FM Albertville
Barry Galloway
LISTEN
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MEDIUM MARKET SERVICE PROJECT
Best in Broadcasting

“Stuff a Bus Holiday Toy Drive”
WWFA-FM Florence
Michael Brandt, Brent Reed, Sandy Noland
LISTEN
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LARGE MARKET SERVICE PROJECT
Best in Broadcasting

wbhjTHUMB“Santa Academy”
WBHJ-FM Birmingham
Deanna Reed, Ashley Daniel, NuYork
LISTEN

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RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
Best in Broadcasting
wani

WANI-AM Auburn
WANI-AM Staff

LISTEN

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TELEVISION AWARDS
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Best in Broadcasting
wcovTHUMB“Wellness Coalition: Constant Reminder”
WCOV-TV Montgomery
Matt Johnson, Barry Battles, Ryan Torregano
WATCH
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STATION PROMOTION
Best in Broadcasting
wiat_thumb“CBS 42 Investigation: Dangerous Connection”
WIAT-TV Birmingham
Josh Dillard, Andy Caliendo
WATCH
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EVENT/CLIENT PROMOTION
Best in Broadcasting
wbrc_THUMB“U.S. Women’s Soccer”
WBRC-TV Birmingham
Taylor Hulsey, Staff
WATCH
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COMMERCIAL
Best in Broadcasting
wcovTHUMB“Water282: Easy to Ignore”
WCOV-TV Montgeomry
Matt Johnson, Ryan Torregano
WATCH
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COMMERCIAL
Judges Award of Merit
wtvy_THUMB“Circle City Chaos”
WTVY-TV Dothan
Eric Prescott, David Killingsworth, Rick Rojas
WATCH
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WEBSITE
Best in Broadcasting
wkrg_THUMBwkrg.com
WKRG-TV Mobile
WKRG Staff
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DAYTIME PROGRAMMING
Best in Broadcasting
wbrc_THUMB“Good Day Alabama”
WBRC-TV Birmingham
WBRC Staff
WATCH
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FEATURE
Best in Broadcasting
wbma_thumb“Timothy Alexander”
WBMA-TV Birmingham
Linda Mays, Jeff Gould
WATCH
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FEATURE
Judges Award of Merit
WVTM Blue Logo“The Selma to Montgomery March, 50 Years Later”
WVTM-TV Birmingham
Todd Eagle, Robyn Sirmans
WATCH
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FRANCHISE
Best in Broadcasting
wkrg_THUMB“News 5 Web Center Report”
WKRG-TV Mobile
JB Biunno
WATCH
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SPORTS REPORTING
Best in Broadcasting
WVTM Blue LogoKyle Burger
WVTM-TV Birmingham
Kyle Burger
WATCH
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SPORTS REPORTING
Judges Award of Merit
whnt_THUMB“Release the Beast-Coach Trevor”
WHNT-TV Huntsville
Al Whitaker
WATCH
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SPORTS ANCHOR
Best in Broadcasting
wbma_thumbJoe Whelan
WBMA-TV Birmingham
Joe Whelan
WATCH
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REPORTER
Best in Broadcasting
wkrg_THUMBJB Biunno
WKRG-TV Mobile
JB Biunno
WATCH
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REPORTER
Judges Award of Merit
wbma_thumbVenton Blandin
WBMA-TV Birmingham
Venton Blandin
WATCH
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PHOTOJOURNALIST
Best in Broadcasting
wkrg_THUMBJason Garcia
WKRG-TV Mobile
Jason Garcia
WATCH
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PHOTOJOURNALIST
Judges Award of Merit
waff_THUMBMatthew Smith
WAFF-TV Huntsville
Matthew Smith
WATCH

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Best in Broadcasting
whnt_THUMB“Lessons Learned From Every Storm”
WHNT-TV Huntsville
Meredith Miller, Jason Simpson, WHNT Staff
WATCH
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PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Judges Award of Merit
wala_THUMB“Storm Ready 2015”
WALA-TV Mobile
WALA Staff
WATCH
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DOCUMENTARY
Best in Broadcasting
aptvTHUMB“Jeremiah”
Alabama Public Television Birmingham
Mark Fastoso, J Whitson, Luis Blandon
WATCH

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DOCUMENTARY
Judges Award of Merit
wsfaTHUMB“Selma, a March to Remember”
WSFA-TV Montgomery
Valorie Lawson, Andre Morgan, Dave McNamara
WATCH
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WEATHER ANCHOR
Best in Broadcasting
wbrc_THUMBWes Wyatt
WBRC-TV Birmingham
Wes Wyatt
WATCH
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LOCAL PROGRAMMING
Best in Broadcasting
annTHUMB“Alabama’s Journey”
Alabama News Network Montgomery
Staff
WATCH
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Best in Broadcasting
wala_THUMB“School Cheating Allegations”
WALA-TV Mobile
Franz Barraza, Renee Dials, Kellie Jones
WATCH
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Judges Award of Merit

wpmiTHUMB“Andrea Ramey Investigates”
WPMI-TV Mobile
Andrea Ramey
WATCH
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HARD NEWS
Best in Broadcasting
whnt_THUMB“The Connie Ibarra Story”
WHNT-TV Huntsville
David Kumbroch, Carrie Marchese, Gregg Stone
WATCH
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HARD NEWS
Judges Award of Merit
wpmiTHUMB“Prichard Water Board Sabotaged”
WPMI-TV Mobile
Modupe Idowu
WATCH
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HARD NEWS
Judges Award of Merit
wkrg_THUMB“Fall Flooding”
WKRG-TV Mobile
WKRG Staff
WATCH
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BREAKING NEWS
Best in Broadcasting

wiat_thumb“Tornado Coverage: Stephon Dingle”
WIAT-TV Birmingham
Stephon Dingle
WATCH
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NEWS ANCHOR
Best in Broadcasting

wiat_thumbSherri Jackson
WIAT-TV Birmingham
WATCH
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NEWS SERIES
Best in Broadcasting

wiat_thumb“Dangerous Connection”
WIAT-TV Birmingham
WIAT Staff, Sherri Jackson, Scott MacDowell
WATCH
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REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
Best in Broadcasting

wbrc_THUMB“FOX6 News at 10”
WBRC-TV Birmingham
Staff
WATCH
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SERVICE PROJECT
Best in Broadcasting

whnt_THUMB“The Great Diaper Drive”
WHNT-TV Huntsville
Michelle Stark, Becky Shores, Brad Thompson
WATCH

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TV STATION OF THE YEAR
Best in Broadcasting
WKRG-TV Mobile
WKRG Staff
WATCH

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