2018 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

The New Mexico Broadcasters Association is proud to announce the recipients of the association’s Excellence in Broadcasting Awards. This award reflects the outstanding achievement of individual broadcasters and broadcast teams from around the state. Categories recognize exceptional news coverage, entertainment and production across four radio markets and one television market. The winning entries represent innovative news coverage and quality programming in New Mexico.

Stations of the Year were determined for each division:

Small Market Radio – KSEL-FM, Rooney Moon Broadcasting, Portales
Medium Market Radio – KSMX-FM, Rooney Moon Broadcasting, Clovis
Large Market Radio – KXPZ, Bravo Mic Communications, Las Cruces
Metro Radio – KPEK-FM, iHeart Media, Albuquerque
Television – KOB-TV 4, Hubbard Broadcasting, Albuquerque

A full list of winners in all categories is available here.

Hall of Fame

This award is presented to an individual or entity who has illustrated over time a consistent and unique impact on the broadcast industry in New Mexico. The nominee’s contributions may have resulted in a wide range of outcomes, including, but not limited to, enhancing the quality of broadcasting in New Mexico and/or improving service to their community through their broadcasting efforts. Candidates must have been in broadcasting in New Mexico for at least 5 years. Submission entries should include a 500-word or less description of the candidate and the reasons for the nomination, as well as a letter of recommendation from a source other than the nominating source.

Broadcasters of the Year

This award is presented to an individual or group of individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the broadcast industry in New Mexico within the past calendar year. Through their work, this individual or group of individuals have demonstrated a deep commitment to the continued success of their station, the industry and/or the Association. In addition, this contribution or achievement should exhibit relevance to broadcasting as a continually evolving medium. Candidates must have been a broadcaster within the New Mexico market for at least 6 months of the past calendar year; and must be an NMBA member. Submission entries should include a 500-word or less description of the candidate and the reasons for the nominations, as well as a letter of recommendation from a source other than the nominating source.

Friends of Broadcasting

The NMBA recoginizes on ocassion those persons who have given time and effort to the broadcasting industry in New Mexico. Over the years, we have reconized politicians, FCC officials, advertisers and more.