2017 Gary Owens Commercial Production Awards Announced

The 2017 Gary Owens Commercial Production Awards have been announced by the South Dakota Broadcasters Association (SDBA).   Winners were chosen in both radio and television categories and each recipient was awarded a cash prize and presented with a certificate of recognition.

In the Television Category, Dave Downs, Production Manager at KOTA-TV/ABC & KEVN-TV/FOX in Rapid City, received first place and Alan Peil, Promotions Director, at KOTA-TV/ABC KEVN-TV/FOX received second place for their TV commercial productions.

TV Commercial Prod Award - 1Dave Downs, 2Alan Piel, Chris Gross - KEVN2Dave Downs, Alan Peil, and Christopher Gross (GM) of KOTA-TV/ABC KEVN-TV/FOX, Rapid City, SD

In the Radio Category, Results Radio/Townsquare Media, Sioux Falls took first place.  Scott Lane of Dakota Radio Group, Pierre, received second place for his radio commercial production.

Radio Commercial Prod Award - 2Scott Lane DRGScott Lane, Dakota Radio Group, Pierre, SD and Steve Willard, SDBA President

In order to be eligible, all commercials must have aired on a member station of the SDBA at least ten times in the past year. All commercials must have been produced by a full-time employee of that station for one of their advertisers.  Congratulations to all the award winners!

The SD Broadcasters Association is a trade association that represents South Dakota’s radio and television stations. It provides education, regulatory assistance and legislative representation to its members.