Local radio company nominated for industry awards

2012-10-30T12:30:00Z 2012-10-30T16:32:14Z Local radio company nominated for industry awardsBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
October 30, 2012 12:30 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | Radio One Communications announced Tuesday it received seven nominations in this year's Indiana Broadcasters Association Spectrum Awards.

Indiana 105 (WLJE-FM) was nominated in the categories Station of the Year; Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team-The Indiana 105 Dawn Patrol; Breaking News Story-Valparaiso Standoff; Best On-Air Promotional Announcement-Corn Hole Promo; and Special Interest and Cultural Programming-”The 219”:Soap Box Derby. X-Rock 103.9 (WXRD-FM) received nominations for Humorous Commercial-Paul's Auto Yard Semis and Silos; and, Special Interest and Cultural Programming-”The 219”: Crown Point Marriage Mill.

“We have a really amazing group of broadcasters,” said Radio One Communications President Leigh Ellis in a statement. “We're honored to have been nominated in the top three across a variety of categories."

The 25th Anniversary Spectrum Awards are Nov. 10 in Indianapolis. Stations compete according to market size. The competition is open to all FCC licensed radio stations and television stations in Indiana.

Radio One Communications, which celebrates its 48th anniversary Nov. 4, owns and operates four radio stations in Northwest Indiana – Indiana 105.5 (WLJE–FM), X–Rock 103.9 (WXRD–FM), 107.1 The Z (WZVN–FM) and WAKE AM–1500 (WAKE–AM). The company was founded by Country Radio Disc Jockey Hall of Famer and Country Music Association Charter Member Leonard “Uncle Len” Ellis and his wife Bee, and remains family-owned.

For more information, visit www.radiooneindiana.com or call (219) 462–6111.


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