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PRESS RELEASE:

BATON ROUGE, La. Thursday, March 17, 2022 – Winners of the 2022 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters’ (LAB) Prestige Awards were announced Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the 2022 Prestige Awards Luncheon held at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge. The Prestige Awards welcomed over 200 guests to celebrate the works of Louisiana Broadcasters. The event was emceed by Lisa Janes, awards presented by Miss Louisiana, Julia Claire Williams, and executed by Todd Monnin, Hometown Productions.

The annual competition is sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters to recognize excellence in broadcasting and outstanding achievements by Louisiana radio and television broadcasters. This year the LAB received over 230 entries.

“Our Prestige Awards is a true example of the excellence in Louisiana Broadcasting. We are so proud of our Radio & Television Stations and what they do to help their communities’ day in and day out. This event gives us a chance to recognize and thank our Louisiana broadcasters for representing the best of the best.” said LAB President and CEO, Polly Prince Johnson.

This year’s LAB Prestige Award recipients are:

Hall of Fame

Judith Meriwether, KRVS-FM

Lafayette, La.

Tom Galloway, Communications Corporation of America Lafayette, La.

George Sells, WAFB-TV

Baton Rouge, La.

Paul White, KTBS-TV

Shreveport, La.

Lifetime Achievement – Radio

Bob Murphy, KRVE-FM

Baton Rouge, La.

Lifetime Achievement – Television

Margaret Orr, WDSU-TV

New Orleans, La.

Young Professional of the Year-Radio

Abby Leigh, WTGE-FM

Baton Rouge, La.

Young Professional of the Year-Television

Scottie Hunter, WAFB-TV

Baton Rouge, La.

Broadcast Engineer of the Year

Phil Osborne, WAFB-TV

Baton Rouge, La.

Student Broadcaster of the Year – Radio

Hannah Adams, KLWB-FM

Lafayette, La.

Student Broadcaster of the Year – Television

Allison Kadlubar, Tiger TV

Baton Rouge, La.

Broadcaster of the Year

Mark McKay, KTAL-TV

Shreveport, La.

Best Podcast-Radio

WEMX-FM Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Best Use of Digital Media –Television

KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La. -small market

KSLA-TV Shreveport, La. -large market

Best Use of Digital Media – Radio

WWOZ-FM New Orleans, La. -large market

Election Coverage – Television

KALB-TV Alexandria, La. -small market

WWL-TV New Orleans, La. -large market

Election Coverage – Radio

WBRP-FM Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Best Morning Show-Television

KNOE-TV Monroe, La. -small market

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Best Morning Show – Radio

KRRV-FM Alexandria, La. -small market

KRVE-FM Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Best Newscast – Television

KTVE-TV Monroe, La. -small market

WDSU-TV New Orleans, La. - large market

Best Interview – Radio

KQID-FM Alexandria, La. -small market

WRNO-FM New Orleans, La. -large market

Best Series or Documentary – Television

KNOE-TV Monroe, La. -small market

KATC-TV Lafayette, La. -large market

Best Live On-Site Remote – Radio

WNXX-FM Baton Rouge, La.-large market

Best Sports Show – Television

KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La.- small market

KTBS-TV Shreveport, La. - large market

Best Sports Show – Radio

KMLB-FM Monroe, La. -small market

WNXX-FM Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Best Weathercast – Television

KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La. -small market

WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Best Personality/Team – Radio

KQID-FM Alexandria, La. -small market

WOZ-FM New Orleans, La. -large market

Breaking News – Television

KALB-TV Alexandria, La. -small market

WWL-TV New Orleans, La. -large market

Community Service – Radio

KQID-FM Alexandria, La. -small market

WNXX-FM Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Community Service – Television

KTVE-TV West Monroe, La. -small market

KTAL-TV Shreveport, La. -large market

Promotion of the Year – Radio

KXRR-FM Monroe, La. -small market

WNOE-FM New Orleans, La. -large market

Promotion of the Year-Television

KTVE-TV West Monroe, La. -small market

KLFY-TV Lafayette, La. -large market

Investigative Report – Television

KALB-TV Alexandria, La. -small market

WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Multimedia Journalist of the Year – Television

Andrea Robinson, KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La. -small market

Raychelle Riley, WGMB-TV Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Uniquely Louisiana – Radio

KVPI-FM Ville Platte, La. -small market

WWOZ-FM New Orleans, La. -large market

Uniquely Louisiana – Television

KALB-TV Alexandria, La. -small market

WYES-TV New Orleans, La. -large market

Reporter of the Year – Television

Rick Boone KARD-TV Alexandria, La.- small market

Johnston von Springer WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, La -lg market

Station of the Year – Radio

KQID-FM Alexandria, La. -small market

WNXX-FM Baton Rouge, La. -large market

Station of the Year – Television

KTVE-TV West Monroe, La. -small market

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge, La. -large market

LAB Scholarship

Maria Pham, Louisiana State University

Taylor Nettle, Southeastern Louisiana University

Thomas E. Metz Engineering Scholarship

Destney Johnson, Grambling State University

Railyn Rhodes, Grambling State University

 Prestige Award entries were accepted during the dates of November 8, 2021 – February 3, 2022.

About LAB

Founded in 1947, the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters is the only statewide organization dedicated, solely, to promoting and protecting the interests of Louisiana's Broadcast Industry. Our goal is to provide a stable governmental and community environment in which Louisiana Radio and Television Stations may continue to fulfill the needs and desires of their listening and viewing audiences. Regular membership is open to Radio and Television stations licensed in Louisiana by the FCC. Associate membership is designed exclusively for companies providing products or services to the broadcast industry or who has an interest in the broadcast industry.