Granite Mike Awards: NH TV and radio broadcasters honored

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The crew from WZID was ready for their close up after earning a Golden Mike Award Station of the Year. Courtesy Photo

MANCHESTER, NH — This year, New Hampshire broadcasters gave us award-winning coverage of a Manchester hotel standoff and a tragic fatal accident in the North Country. There were fun features by Fritz and creative ads by radio and television production crews. These are just some of the recipients of the 2019 Granite Mike Awards, presented Oct. 17 at the Executive Court Banquet Facility.

Kim Ashley, radio host for WGXL, and WMUR TV’s Fritz Wetherbee received the radio and television Air Personality awards. WZID’s NH in the Morning with Neal and Marga won First Place in the Morning Show Team category. Individuals and stations submitted 231 entries in 20 categories. The work was judged by the Alaska Broadcasters Association. WMUR TV and WLKZ-FM were named the television and radio Stations of the Year respectively.

2019 Broadcaster of the Yer WMUR News Director Alisha McDevitt receives her award from her son, Will. Courtesy Photo

NHAB presented the 2019 Broadcaster of the Year award to WMUR News Director Alisha McDevitt, who has spent her entire professional broadcast career with the state’s largest TV station.  Alisha started as an intern from the University of New Hampshire and was hired by the station in 1995.  She worked her way through the ranks from producer to the top job in the newsroom, where she has served with distinction for a decade.

The list of winners follows:


Public Affairs/Talk

Radio

MERIT  WKBK

FIRST – WTSN

Television

MERIT – WMUR-TV 

FIRST – WMUR-TV 

Spot News

Radio

MERIT  WMWV/WVMJ 

FIRST – WBNH-LP 

Television

MERIT – WMUR-TV – Manchester Hotel Standoff

FIRST – WMUR-TV – Randolph Motorcycle crash

Documentary News

Radio

MERIT-  NH Public Radio –  The State of the Free State

FIRST –  NH Public Radio – Rural Doctor Surrenders License

Television

MERIT – WMUR-TV – DCYF Library Visitations

FIRST – WMUR-TV – NH Chronicle: River Dave

Feature Story

Television

MERIT – WMUR-TV – NH Chronicle – Little Davey and the Rolling 88s

FIRST – NHPBS – Windows to the Wild- Hiking for Hunger

 

Newscast

Radio

MERIT – WZID-  Morning News

FIRST – WTSN – Sports Report with Mike Pomp

Television

MERIT –WMUR-TV – News 9 Tonight

FIRST – WMUR-TV – News 9 Tonight

Play-by-Play

Radio

MERIT –WBNH-LP

FIRST – WTSV

Television

Merit – WYCU

FIRST – WYCU 

 

Sports Feature

Radio

FIRST – WZEI

Television

MERIT – WMUR-TV 

FIRST – WMUR-TV 

Air Personality

Radio

MERIT –  Mike Haze -WFNQ

FIRST – Kim Ashley- WGXL

Television

MERIT

WMUR-TV – Chronicle – Erin Fehlau

FIRST – WMUR-TV – Chronicle – Fritz Wetherbee

Morning Show Team – radio category only

Radio

MERIT -WJYY – Nazzy and Tara and the Morning Wake UP

FIRST –  WZID – Neal and Marga, NH in the Morning

Station Promotional Announcement

Radio

MERIT – WERZ

FIRST – WLKZ

Television

MERIT – WMUR-TV 

FIRST – WMUR-TV 

Individual Commercial

Radio

MERIT – WNTK 

FIRST –WFNQ 

Television

MERIT – WMUR

FIRST – WMUR

Commercial Campaign

Radio

MERIT – WGIR

FIRST – WFNQ

Television

FIRST –  WMUR -TV

Public Service Announcement

Radio

MERIT – WZID

FIRST – WBNH-LP

Television

MERIT – WMUR-TV 

FIRST – WMUR-TV 

Best Use of Digital Media

Radio

MERIT – WHEB

FIRST – WVMJ 

Television

FIRST – WMUR-TV- 

Best Station Promotion

Radio

MERIT – WERZ

FIRST – WHDQ 

Television

FIRST – WMUR-TV 

Local Special Program/Event

Radio

MERIT-  WGIR AM – Make 12 Hours Count for Veterans Count

FIRST – WLKZ 37th Annual Lakes Region Children’s Auction

Television

MERIT – WMUR Pack a Pack School Supply 

FIRST – WMUR-TV Home At Last… For the Holidays

LP-FM

Radio

FIRST – WBNH – Public Safety Radio and More

Public Service Campaign of the Year

Radio

MERIT – WBNH – Bedford Police Stuff a Cruiser for Toys for Tots

FIRST – WHEB / WGIR Lend a Helping Can 

Television

Merit- Supporting the NH Food Bank

FIRST – WMUR-TV – Home at Last

ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD:

Radio   – Ken Neenan- Chief Engineer iHeartMEDIA, 

TV – WMUR- Chris Flaherty

Station of the Year

Radio

MERIT – WHEB-FM The Rock Station

The Radio Station of the Year is WZID RADIO

Television

FIRST – WMUR-TV

                                     


Established in 1954, the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters is the only voluntary, statewide trade organization serving the Granite State’s over-the-air radio and television stations.  It assists members with general and broadcast-specific business challenges through educational seminars, legal hotlines, lobbying (in-state and on Capitol Hill), and additional opportunities to receive industry-specific assistance, locate helpful resources, and network with fellow broadcasters.