2014 “E.B.” Craney Broadcasting Award Recipients

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2014 E.B. Craney Awards

Made possible by the Montana Broadcasters Association and the Greater Montana Foundation

RADIO COMMERCIAL
Winner: Paul Panisko, KBOW Butte, KBOW Putt Putt Emporium
Runner-Up: Scott Hirschi, KIMO Helena, Manly Moments Better with Meat

TV COMMERCIAL
Winner: Carley Rainey, KBZK Bozeman, Olivelle Inspires
Runner-Up: John Sweeney, KTVM Butte/Bozeman, Crafting Masterpieces-Big Timberworks

COMMERCIAL RADIO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT(S) or PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN
Winner: Brian Lee, KZOQ Missoula, Let me in Missoula Animal Control
Runner-Up: Larry Wilson, KBUL Billings, Freezin for a Reason

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT(S) or PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN
Winner: Andrew Preston, KBZK Bozeman, Not in Our House
Runner-Up: Erin Schermele, KXLH Helena, Shodair Hospital/Race for the Cure/MT Children

COMMERCIAL RADIO PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Larry Wilson, KBUL Billings, Billings Morning Show
Runner-Up: John King, KGVO Missoula, Talk Back

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Alan Wagmeister, KULR Billings, KULR Bloopers
Runner-Up: KTVQ News Team/Jon Stepanek, KTVQ Billings, KTVQ 60th Anniversary

NON COMMERCIAL RADIO PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Dan Boyce, KUFM Missoula, Bakken Spinoffs
Runner-Up: Sally Mauk/MTPR News Team, KUFM Missoula, Climate Week

NON COMMERCIAL TELEVISION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Scott Sterling, KUSM Bozeman, 11th and Grant with Eric Funk featuring Tumbledown House
Runner-Up: University of Montana Radio-TV Department, Missoula, Montana’s Gun Culture

COMMERCIAL RADIO NEWS STORY
Winner: Peter Christian, KGVO Missoula, Undercover Drug Sting
Runner-Up: Melissa Jensen, KIMO Helena, Helena School Bomb Threat

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION NEWS ENTERPRISE
Winner: Greg LaMotte, KULR Billings, Poplar Who Killed Kim
Runner-Up: Jamie Leary, KBZK Bozeman, Avalanche Dog

COMMERCIAL RADIO ON-AIR BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Larry Wilson, KBUL Billings, Billings Morning News Talk
Runner-Up: Charlie Mulluk, KBZM Bozeman, Eagle Morning Show

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION ON-AIR BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Heidi Meili, KECI Missoula
Runner-Up: Greg LaMotte, KULR Billings

RADIO STATION PROMOTION
Winner: Brian Lee & Chris Wolfe, KZOQ Missoula, 50 Shades of Orange
Runner-Up: Charlie Mulluk, KBZM Bozeman, Turkey Drop 2013

TELEVISION STATION PROMOTION
Winner: Louise Kingston, KECI/KCFW/KTVM Missoula Kalispell Butte/Bozeman, Montana State Song
Runner-Up: Tom Ciprari, KTMF Missoula, Tom Ciprari Station Promotion

COMMERCIAL RADIO SPORTS ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Paul Panisko, KBOW Butte
Runner-Up: Jay Scott, KBLL Helena

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION SPORTS ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Mike Stefansson, KULR Billings
Runner-Up: Dan Cimmino, KPAX Missoula

COMMERCIAL RADIO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Ron Bruschi, KPQX Havre
Runner-Up: Jay Scott, KBLL Helena

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Dominic Shelden, KTMF Missoula
Runner-Up: Scott Breen, KTVQ Billings

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION WEATHER REPORTING OR PERSONALITY
Winner: Dave Cochran, KTMF Missoula
Runner-Up: Edward P McIntosh, KTVQ Billings

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION “SPOT NEWS”
Winner: Lauren Maschmedt, KTVM Butte/Bozeman, Suspect Surrenders after Day Long Manhunt
Runner-Up: John Sherer, KBZK Bozeman, Antique Mall Fire

COMMERCIAL RADIO “NEWSCAST OF THE YEAR”
Winner: Peter Christian, KGVO Missoula, Newstalk KGVO
Runner-Up: Troy Mellinger, KINX Great Falls, Newscast of the Year

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION “NEWSCAST OF THE YEAR”
Winner: KTVQ Billings
Runner-Up: KPAX Missoula

COMMERCIAL RADIO “COPYWRITER OF THE YEAR”
Winner: Susan Balding, KBZM Bozeman, Cloth Comfort Diaper Service
Runner-Up: Shannon Sullivan Panisko, KOPR Butte

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION “COPYWRITER OF THE YEAR”
Winner: John Riley, KTVH Helena
Runner-Up: Shawn Newton, KXLH Helena, Capital Sports Archery/Leslie’s Hallmark

The “EB Awards” are named in memory of Montana broadcast pioneer Ed Craney. The “EBs” recognize excellence in local news, production, promotion and public service. The awards were presented during the Montana Broadcasters Association convention on Saturday, June 21st in Whitefish. These awards are sponsored through the generosity of the The Greater Montana Foundation (www.greatermontana.org) which Mr. Craney established to encourage communication, with an emphasis on electronic media, on issues and trends of importance to Montanans.