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The New Mexico Broadcasters Association (NMBA) is excited to announce the winners of the association’s Excellence in Broadcasting Awards today. The awards reflect the outstanding achievement of broadcasters for the calendar year 2019 and recognize exceptional news coverage, entertainment and production across four radio markets and one television market. The winning entries represent innovative news coverage and quality programming across the state.

Stations of the Year were determined for each division:

Small Market Radio – Due to a lack of entries, no Station of the Year Awarded
Medium Market Radio – KZOR, Noalmark Broadcasting, Hobbs
Large Market Radio– KVLC, Bravo Mic Communications, Las Cruces
Metro Market – KPEK, iHeart Media, Albuquerque
Television – KOB-TV 4, Hubbard Broadcasting, Albuquerque

Broadcast professionals from Missouri, Louisiana, and Arizona representing television and radio of similar market sizes, served as this year’s judges.

Winners of the Public Service Campaign in each division will receive a check for $2,000 for the charity or organization highlighted in the campaign.

The NMBA has worked since the beginning of broadcasting in the state to maintain and protect the ability of local broadcasters to operate their stations and serve their communities. The NMBA advocates on behalf of New Mexico’s broadcasting industry, representing a majority of the state’s radio and television stations.

Download the full list of winning entries here.

Large Market Radio Award to Bravo Mic Communications Family of Radio Stations

:30 Commercial KVLC Monster Mash- Jack Lutz, Patricia Valencia, and Ricky Tarin

Breaking News KVLC NMPED to Close Schools- Lyndsey Kalson

Continuing Coverage KVLC Migrant Issues in New Mexico- Jack Nixon

Morning Show KMVR The Magic Morning Vibe- Rick Tarin and Patricia Valencia

Newscaster KVLC Jack Nixon, Newscaster Jack Nixon

Public Service Announcement KMVR Stuff the Bus -Ricky Tarin, Program Director and Imaging Producer

Sports Show or Interview KXPZ AggieCast with Jack Nixon- Jack Nixon

Station Promotional Announcement KMVR Magic’s Roll with Gaga– Ricky Tarin, Program Director and Imaging Producer

Talk Show or Interview KXPZ Lee Brice Calls into Zia Country -Ricky Tarin and Lee Brice

Public Service Campaign Santa Paws- Bravo Mic Communications, all stations

Station of the Year KVLC 101 Gold Bravo Mic Communications LLC, Las Cruces


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