The Nebraska Rural Radio Association (NRRA) won nine awards, including four gold awards, at the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Pinnacle Awards Banquet on Wednesday, August 10.
Gold awards were won in the following divisions:
- Service to Agriculture: KTIC
- Best Newscast: KRVN
- Best Play by Play Sports: KTMX
- Best In-Depth Sports Story: KTIC
In addition, silver and bronze awards were taken home by NRRA staff in the following categories:
- Service to Agriculture: KRVN
- Best Sportscast: KNEB
- Best Sportscast: KAWL
- Best Weather Report: KRVN
- Best Commercial: KTIC
“I am very proud of the work that our staff of professionals do,” said NRRA CEO Tim Marshall. “They’re not in this industry for awards, though. They strive for accurate and trustworthy journalism for our listeners across the state every single day, and as a result, they deserve this recognition.”
The awards ceremony was held at Embassy Suites in Lincoln.
The Nebraska Rural Radio Association is the only radio group in the nation which is owned by a cooperative of farmers and ranchers. Along with flagship studios in Lexington, other markets include Scottsbluff, West Point, Holdrege and York. In addition to the radio stations, the NRRA has production studios on the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln.
The NRRA-owned Rural Radio Network reaches six states across the Midwest.