Each year the South Dakota Broadcasters Association, through a selection committee, honors a person in broadcasting who has been especially active during the past year in Community Affairs. People in management are urged to enter or enter a person on your staff. The individual chosen will be honored with a plaque at a reception during the SDBA Annual Executive Conference.

South Dakota Broadcaster of the Year Award Recipients

 

2021-  Brian Lundquist, Hub City Radio, Aberdeen


2020-  Chris Gross, KOTA-TV / KEVN-TV, Rapid City


2019- Jason Schaunaman, Hub City Radio, Aberdeen


2018-  Scott Kooistra, Riverfront Broadcasting, Yankton


2017- Curt Dykstra, Riverfront Broadcasting, Yankton


2016 – Mike Johnson, Dakota Broadcasting, Aberdeen


2015 – Jay Huizenga, KELO-TV, Sioux Falls


2014 – Carolyn & Doyle Becker, Riverfront Broadcasting, Yankton


2013 – Don Jacobs – Results Radio, Sioux Falls


2012 – J.P. Skelly – KORN/KQRN, Mitchell


2011 – Tony Mangan – KCCR/KLXS, Pierre


2011 – Dexter Gronseth – KELO-TV, Sioux Falls


2010 – Don Jorgensen – KELO-TV, Sioux Falls


2009 – Neil Lipetzky- Dakota Broadcasting, Aberdeen


2008 – No Recipient


2007 – Dave Roberts – Results Radio, Sioux Falls


2006 – Jerry Dahmen – KXRB Radio, Sioux Falls


2005 – John Koons – KORN/KQRN Radio, Mitchell


2004 – David J. Law – KWAT Radio, Watertown


2003 – Jerry Miller – FCC ABIP Inspector


2002 – Tom Maxwell – KORN Radio, Mitchell


2001 – Rick Knobe – KSOO Radio, Sioux Falls


2000 – Randy “Hammer” Eichelberg – KVHT/KVTK Vermillion


1999 – Del Fischer – KGFX Radio, Pierre


1998 – Jeff Gould – KWSN Radio, Sioux Falls


1997 – Bob Faehn – KSDR Radio, Watertown


1996 – Fred Smith – KCCR/KLXS Radio, Pierre


1995 – Jim Aesoph – KSDR Radio, Watertown


1994 – Monte Loos – KOTA-TV, Rapid City


1993 – Jeff Anderson – KJAM Radio, Madison


1992 – Kevin Culhane – KMIT Radio, Madison


1991 – Tom Simmons – KELO-TV, Sioux Falls


1990 – Verne Sheppard – KTOQ Radio, Rapid City


1989 – Joe Henkin – KSOO/KPAT Radio, Sioux Falls


1988 – Al Rau – KGIM Radio, Aberdeen


1987 – Jackie Lofgren – KELO, Sioux Falls


1986 – Linda Marcus – KOKK/KZKK Radio, Huron


1985 – Bob Reimers – KBRK/KGKG Radio, Brookings


1984 – Dean Sorenson – Sorenson Broadcasting Co, Sioux Falls


1983 – Joe Shield – KORN/KQRN Radio, Mitchell


1982 – Tom Kearns – KTOQ Radio, Rapid City


1981 – Mark Pluimer – KBFS Radio, Belle Fourche


1980 – Sylvia Henkin – KSOO/KPAT Radio, Sioux Falls


1979 – Bill Duhamel – KOTA TV, Rapid City


1978 – John Goeman – KJAM Radio, Madison


1977 – Evans Nord – KELO, Sioux Falls


1976 – Q.P. Coleman – KOLY Radio, Mobridge

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