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2022 Gary Owens Commercial Production Awards Announced

The 2022 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 an award of recognition.

In the Television Category, Jesse Schwab, Creative Services Producer, KELOLAND Media Group, Sioux Falls received first place.  Alan Peil, Promotions & Creative Services,  KOTA-TV/ABC KEVN-TV/FOX received second place for his TV commercial production.

Jesse Schwab, KELOLAND Media Group,
2022 Gary Owens Commercial Production Award Winner,
TV Category, 1st Place

L to R:  Jeremy Pepper: Account Executive of The Man Salon; Shawn Ericcson: Owner of
The Man Salon; Jesse Schwab: Creative Services Producer;
Mari Ossenfort: Vice President and General Manager of KELOLAND Media Group;
Paul Farmer: Director of Marketing & Creative Services;
Steve Willard, SDBA President

In the Radio Category, Earl Bartholow, Strategy + Messaging Specialist, Results Townsquare Media Sioux Falls, was the 1st place winner.  Curt Dykstra, General Manager of Riverfront Broadcasting Yankton took second place. 

L to R:  Steve Willard: SDBA President; Earl Bartholow: Strategy + Messaging Specialist; Don “Jake” Jacobs: Market Manager / VP

Steve Willard, SDBA President; and Curt Dykstra: General Manager, Riverfront Broadcasting Yankton

To be eligible, all commercials must have aired on a member station of the SDBA at least ten times in the past year, and all commercials must have been produced by a full-time employee of that station for one of their advertisers.

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.