BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two RadioAlabama stations earned four top honors in the Alabama Broadcasters Association’s annual ABBY Awards ceremony on Saturday.
KiX 100.3’s East Central Alabama High School Football Coaches Show, hosted by Jeremy Law and David McCurley with help from Brent Atchley, K.J. McCurley, and Robert Sprayberry, was named 2019’s best Sports Show/Sports Talk Show. McCurley also received a Judges Award of Merit for his on-air and online work as a sportscaster for RadioAlabama’s Tiger Sports Network and Childersburg High School sports coverage.
The Chris Wright Show on 105.1 WRFS was named Alabama’s best morning show, its second such award, and a 105.1 WRFS “ducks” promotion for Russell Marine’s Boat Show on Lake Martin won the ABBY for client production.
Judging was done based on market class by a group of independent broadcast professionals in another state.
Based in Sylacauga, Marble City Media LLC’s six radio formats serve east central Alabama under the master RadioAlabama brand along with online news service SylacaugaNews.com. Following its first acquisition in 2012, the company purchased and constructed additional stations in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 which currently includes 98.3 Fox FM (WFXO), Yea!106.5 (WFXO-HD2), 105.1 WRFS (WRFS), KiX 100.3 (WYEA), KiX 96.3 (WSGN), and AU100 (WAUE).
The company’s stations previously won ABBY Awards n 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, including top honors for one as Station of the Year in 2017. Principal Lee Perryman was named Broadcaster of the Year and inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame in 2014.
The Alabama Broadcasters Association has served as the official voice of the radio and television stations in Alabama since 1946. Dedicated to protecting and enhancing broadcasting and promoting the professional status of members, it provides vital programs and services including legal guidance, research, a job bank, the ABA Engineering Academy, the ABBY Awards, an inspection program, and lobbying and conducts management, sales, news, programming, legal training, and seminars. The ABA also maintains the state’s Emergency Alert System.