2016 Granite Mikes winners

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On October 27, 2016 the 2016 Granite Mikes were presented at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH.  There were 314 entries in 19 categories.  The work was judged by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

WMUR TV was the big winner, taking 14 first place prizes and another seven Merit Certificates.  New Hampshire Public Radio received five First Place awards and one Certificate of Merit.  WMUR TV and WLKZ FM in Wolfeboro were named the television and radio Stations of the Year respectively.

Other individuals receiving recognition were Dan Colgan, operations manager of New Hampshire Public Radio, and Lori Richardson, traffic manager of Great Eastern Radio, a chain of 19 radio stations based in West Lebanon.  Colgan and Richardson were chosen for the Above and Beyond award by their colleagues.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Public Affairs/Talk
Radio Merit: WNNH FM
“NH1 Community – November 29, 2015: Syrian Refugees Tell Their Story”

Radio First: NH Public Radio
Grappling with Homelessness in New Hampshire

TV Merit: WMUR TV
Conversation with the Candidate: Compilation Special

TV First: WMUR TV
State of Addiction: Heroin Town Hall #2

Spot News
Radio Merit: WVMJ/WMWV
A Tragic Drowning in Conway

Radio First: WNNH FM
Police Shot in Manchester – May 13, 2016

TV Merit: WMUR TV
Nashua Police Chase

TV First: WMUR TV
Merrimack River Rescue

Documentary News
Radio Merit: WLMW FM
Pembroke School Board Lies to, Censors Parents

Radio First: NH Public Radio
Hope on the Front Lines

TV Merit: WBIN TV
NH1 News: Addiction Front Lines

TV First: (tie) WMUR TV
NH Chronicle: Battling Milfoil
(tie) NH Public Television
Plight of the Grassland Birds

Feature Story
Radio Merit: WLMW FM
Darlene Pawlik – Born of Rape

Radio First: NH Public Radio
Oh, The Political Cartoons He Drew

TV Merit: WMUR TV
NH Chronicle: The Kindness of Strangers

TV First: NH Public Television
Mindful Adventures

Newscast
Radio Merit: WNNH FM
NH1 News – 5 p.m. May 13, 2016

Radio First: WNNH FM
NH1 News – 9 a.m. Newscast June 6, 2016

TV Merit: WBIN TV
NH1 News: Fatal Manchester Fire

TV First: WMUR TV
News 9 at 6 p.m.: Nashua Carjacking

Play-by-Play
Radio Merit: WGIR AM
UNH Hockey @ UMaine

Radio First: WTSL/WTSV
NH D-2 Boys Basketball Semifinal – Lebanon v. Manchester

TV Merit: WYCU-LD 26
Kearsarge vs. Conant

TV First: WBIN TV
UNH Men’s Hockey

Sports Feature
Radio Merit: WEMJ AM/FM
Lakes Region Voice of Sports – Chris Herron Interview 6-4-16

Radio First: NH Public Radio
Anotha Boston Cheat

TV Merit: WMUR TV
NH Chronicle: Indoor Surfing Competition

TV First: WMUR TV
NH Chronicle: Real Bill

Air Personality
Radio Merit: WERZ FM
Jadd

Radio First: WTSN AM
Mike Pomp, host of the Morning Information Center

TV Merit: WBIN TV
NH1 News Keke Vencil

TV First: WMUR TV
NH Chronicle: Erin Fehlau

Morning Show Team (radio only)
Radio Merit: WLNH FM
Nazzy & Mya

Radio First: WZID FM
NH in the Morning with Neal & Marga

Station Promotional Announcement
Radio Merit: WGIR News Radio 610 & WQSO News Radio 96.7
Make 12 Hours Count Post Program

Radio First: WKBK AM
Super Tuesday

TV Merit: WMUR TV
Political Coverage Proof of Performance

TV First: WMUR TV
Fritz Wetherbee’s Haunted New Hampshire 2015

Individual Commercial
Radio Merit: WJYY FM
Jay’s Auto & Truck Sales

Radio First: WKNE FM
Frans Auto

TV Merit: WBIN TV
Northeast Basement Systems – “Face It…”

TV First: WMUR TV
Charley Farley Home Loans – Time to Move Out 2015

Commercial Campaign
Radio Merit: WHDQ FM
Halladay’s – Julia Child

Radio First: WFNQ FM
Resident Power Campaign

TV Merit: WMUR TV
Friendly’s Restaurant – Good Morning NH campaign

TV First: WNNE TV
Brown Furniture

Best Use of Digital Media
Radio Merit: WHEB FM/WGIR FM
Our Shriner’s Story – Laura’s Blog

Radio First: NH Public Radio
Outside/In

TV Merit: WBIN TV
NH1 News Digital

TV First: WMUR TV
WMUR Digital Universe

Local Special Program/Event
Radio Merit: WGIR News Radio 610 & WQSO News Radio 96.7
Make 12 Hours Count Radiothon

Radio First: WLKZ FM
33rd Annual Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction

TV Merit: WMUR TV
Spirit of Giving Food Drive

TV First: WMUR TV
Statewide Blood Drive

Best Station Promotion
Radio Merit: WGIR FM
101 Days of Summer

Radio First: WLKZ FM
Hawk Concert Caravan

TV Merit: WMUR TV
WMUR Viewer’s Choice Awards

TV First: WBIN TV
Family Guy “Freakin Suite” Contest

Public Service Announcement
Radio Merit: WNHW FM
Rotary Ice Fishing Derby

Radio First: WVMJ/WMWV
The Mount Washington Valley Curl Off

TV Merit: WBIN TV
Anyone. Anytime.

TV First: WBIN TV
Show Down / Move Over

Public Service Campaign of the Year
Radio Merit: WFNQ FM
NH Primary Meet the Candidates and Vote Campaign

Radio First: WGIR News Radio 610 & WQSO News Radio 96.7
“Make 12 Hours Count” – for Veterans Count 2016

TV Merit: WMUR TV
Home At Last

TV First: WMUR TV
Spirit of Giving: Toy and Food Drives

“Above and Beyond” Award
Radio Merit: Dan Colgan – NH Public Radio

Radio First: Lori Richardson – Great Eastern Radio

TV – no entries

Station of the Year
Radio Merit: 95.7 WZID FM Manchester

Radio First: 104.9 The Hawk: WLKZ FM Wolfeboro

TV Merit: WBIN TV Derry

TV First: WMUR TV Manchester

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