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 16, 2018 at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. 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. Emcee for the evening was John David, NAB EVP of Radio.
Television-Commercial of the Year - Runner Up KRTV/KXLH - Shawn Newton, Dillon Davies, Matthew Wheat (not pictured)
Radio-Public Service Campaign or Announcement - Winner Cherry Creek Media, Great Falls - Dan Manella
Radio-Station Promotion - Runner-Up KBAZ KC Kloppel, Christy Lefler (Not pictured), Kevin Flynn (not pictured)
Television Writer-Commercial and Public Service - Runner Up KRTV Andy Ashcraft, Jody Rempel (not pictured)
Television-Breaking News - Winner 'Wake Up Montana' Bridgette Larsen, David Kaplan, Ken McGrath, Andrea Lutz, Wesley Richard, Evelyn Schultz
Television-Non-Commercial Program of the Year - Runner Up KUFM John Twiggs (not pictured), Ray Ekness, William Marcus