(Johnston) KSOM/KS95 news received 13-awards at the Iowa Broadcast News Association awards banquet Saturday night in Johnston.
There were 16 categories in both radio and television, with large market, small market, and student divisions for each medium. There were also four categories in online with all entrants in the same division of market size/professional status.
In the small market radio category KSOM/KS95 news received first place honors in Farm and Ag Business, feature, first and second place in spot news coverage, and first place for best sportscast and sports coverage, and second place in overall weather coverage.
They received third place awards for overall excellence in anchoring, overall excellence in reporting, public affairs, general reporting, best newscast, and overall excellence.
During the annual IBNA convention, an awards banquet is held to honor news reports in several categories. IBNA also awards the Jack Shelley Award, given to someone who has made substantial contributions to electronic media journalism in Iowa.
April 21, 2013