WKVI fared well at Saturday’s Indiana Broadcasters Association Awards in Indianapolis. News director Mary Perren’s April 16th report from LaCrosse after the Co-Alliance Elevator there exploded, injuring four employees, won in the Market 3 Breaking News Story category.
Other finalists in the category were WLJE-FM in Valparaiso and WHON-FM in Richmond.
The award marks the second straight year WKVI has been recognized by the Indiana Broadcasters Association. In 2014 WKVI-FM was named Market 3 Station of the Year.
“I’m proud of Mary and the entire WKVI news team,” WKVI General Manager Lenny Dessauer said. “Our news department works hard to cover all types of news throughout the Kankakee Valley and provide a valuable service to our listeners. It’s nice to see them get some well-deserved recognition.”
More photos and video from Saturday’s awards dinner are posted on the WKVI Facebook page.