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 25, 2016 in Big Sky. 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. M.C. for the evening was John David, NAB EVP of Radio.