WLUN receives the highest honor awarded by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, one of the Top 5 radio stations in 2017
LANSING, Mich. – Out of 960 entries, ESPN 100.9-FM (WLUN) was named a “Station of the Year” at the 2017 Michigan Association of Broadcasters “Broadcast Excellence Awards” held at the Lansing Center on Wednesday. It is the highest honor awarded by the MAB each year.
The five winning radio stations were determined to be the “best of the best in the overall station product” by judges from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. Along with ESPN 100.9-FM in Commercial Radio Market Size Two, WSGW 790 AM in Saginaw was named a Station of the Year. The other three market winners were WWJ-AM in Detroit, WLEN-FM in Adrian, and WMOM-FM in Ludington.
“To be named one of the best radio stations in the state of Michigan is extremely validating for all of us,” ESPN 100.9-FM General Manager Matt DeVries said. “We’re really proud of the local coverage we provide on our airwaves every year. We take pride in what we do and the way we strive to support our surrounding communities and local businesses. This is our station’s version of when a team wins its first championship and we couldn’t be happier.”
For the third year in a row, ESPN 100.9-FM also achieved first- and second-place finishes in individual categories at the BEAs. The station received the “Best” designation, or finished in first place, in Feature/Use of Medium for the Northwood Women’s Basketball Season Preview, Play-by-Play Sports for Saginaw Valley League basketball, and Special Broadcast Team for the tandem of Chris Vosters & Brad Tunney in the booth for Great Lakes Loons baseball.
Since entering consideration at the BEAs two years ago, ESPN 100.9-FM has received 11 total awards (five first place, six second place).
Every member of the ESPN 100.9-FM team contributed to an award-winning 2017 calendar year for the station: Jay Arons, Matt DeVries, Robin Gover, Jerry O’Donnell, Brad Tunney, Chris Vosters. These accolades have all been achieved with the continued leadership of Paul Barbeau and Scott Litle, the president and senior vice president with MBF Enterprises.