Posted January 10th, 2022
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The Montana Broadcasters Association is now requesting and accepting nominations for The Montana Broadcasters Association Spirit of Broadcasting. The Spirit of Broadcasting nomination process is open and will run through March 15, 2022. Selected nominees will receive the award Saturday June 11, 2022, during the MBA’s E.B. Craney Awards at Big Sky Resort. CLICK HERE FOR THE NOMINATION FORM.

The Montana Broadcasters Association Spirit of Broadcasting award is being established for the first time this year, under the direction of the MBA Board of directors. The Spirit of Broadcasting award is a great honor and recognition for individuals that work behind the scenes and within their communities fulfilling the commitment broadcasters have made to serve their local communities. They are individuals that exemplify localism. This award is a means to extend recognition of these individuals beyond their local communities.

Selection Criteria

Individuals may be nominated by their company, co-workers, community leaders, family members, etc. The nominee’s station or organization will be responsible for submitting the nomination on behalf of the nominating person or group along with the required supporting documentation.

Nominees must have 10 years of service as a broadcast professional in the state of Montana. Individuals may be cited posthumously.

Nominations should also include the following:

  • A description of the nominee’s character and why they are deserving of the award. How do they exemplify localism?
  • Provide examples of the nominee’s support of local community needs and interests including, yet not limited to, participation in economic, non-profit, education, and civic development as well as support of their colleagues and station.
  • Letters or supporting information from colleagues, friends, and community leaders.
  • A letter of support for the nomination from the general manager or another person in a similar position employed by the station the nominee represents.

Nomination Review

The Spirit of Broadcasting Committee, which is a part of the Hall of Fame Committee. The number of awardees will be determined by the Committee.

The Spirit of Broadcasting committee will meet after the March 15 deadline to consider nominations and recipients will be selected in April 2022.