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KFMJ Radio Garners State-Wide "Goldie" Awards


November 24, 2008

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan radio station KFMJ-FM struck gold at the Alaska Broadcaster's Association "Goldie" Awards banquet in Anchorage on November 14, bringing home Goldie Awards in 6 different categories.

jpg KFMJ Radio Garners State-Wide "Goldie" Awards

Bob Kern and Julie Slanaker of KFMJ
Photo courtesy KFMJ

"We're really pleased to have been awarded 6 Goldies," Kern said. "The competition was really keen and I'm very proud of the people who contributed their talent to earn these awards for KFMJ."

The Goldie awards are the Alaska version of the "Emmy" awards, recognizing excellence in radio and television broadcasting. The entries are judged by an independent panel of broadcast professionals from across the nation.

KFMJ received a "Service To Community" Goldie with the KayHi Sports and Activity Report. The weekly program features Host Julie Slanaker of KFMJ, along with Ketchikan High School correspondents. Former KayHi Seniors Jordan Phillips and John Macua were the students featured on the award-winning show. Both of them graduated this spring. The program was produced by KFMJ's Stuart Whyte.

Another Goldie was awarded to KFMJ for "Best Radio Promotional Announcement" for an announcement promoting KFMJ's annual Easter Treasure Hunt. The spot was voiced by KFMJ's Anita Hales and Stuart Whyte. Whyte also wrote and produced the spot.

The KFMJ News Department received two awards. One was in the "Best Sports Story" category, which featured KFMJ Sportscasters Russell Thomas and Clark Slanaker, along with Bob Kern, Julie Slanaker, and News Director Anita Hales.

KFMJ's News Department also received honors in the "Best News Program" for the station's KFMJ Morning Report with Newscaster Bob Kern and reporters Anita Hales and Michael Kern.

KFMJ's annual Radio Fishing Derby earned a Goldie Award as the "Best Radio Promotional Package." The Fishing Derby was produced by the KFMJ Staff, along with Stuart Whyte, Julie Slanaker, and Graphic Artist Normand Dupre.

The six Goldies won this year brings the total to twenty-three KFMJ has won over the 12 years the station has been on the air. In past years, KFMJ morning show personality Bob Kern has been named to the Alaska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, and KFMJ Sales Manager Julie Slanaker has been selected as ABA Employee of the Year.

KFMJ is Ketchikan's only locally-owned commercial radio station. The station is owned and operated by TLP Communications, Inc., of Ketchikan.


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