The Big 1070 Earns Recognition at WBA Gala

In a statewide celebration of broadcasting excellence, The Big 1070 took home awards in play-by-play, specialty programming, and best radio show, with The Mike Heller Show collecting three awards at the 2018 WBA Gala.

The Big 1070 submitted entries in the large market division of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards for Excellence.

In the Specialty Programming category, The Mike Heller Show won top billing for Mike's tribute to his mother (you can listen to the segment below). For Best Radio Show, The Mike Heller Show placed third (go here for the latest episodes).

iHeartMedia swept the play-by-play category. Jon Arias won his second-straight first-place award (and sixth overall) for his call of Wisconsin's upset of Nebraska in volleyball (listen to the broadcast below). In second place, The Big 1070's coverage of Lodi's first-ever state football championship, with Jimmie Kaska on the call, was recognized (you can listen to the game below). iHeartMedia-Milwaukee's UW-Milwaukee basketball coverage came in third.

For a full list of all of the awards, you can go here.

Photo: Mike Heller

 
 
 

This is the first-place segment won by The Mike Heller Show, Mike's tribute to his mom:

A Tribute to my Mom
A Tribute to my Mom
If you don’t mind, I would like to talk about my mom.

Below is the broadcast that earned top billing in the state in 2017, Jon Arias' call of Wisconsin-Nebraska volleyball:

 

In second place of the play-by-play category, Jimmie Kaska's call of Lodi's first-ever state football championship:

Game Audio: D4 Championship: Lodi 17, St. Croix Central 10 (OT)
Game Audio: D4 Championship: Lodi 17, St. Croix Central 10 (OT)
Lodi earned its first-ever state football championship with a 17-10 overtime win in Division 4
Listen: Final play as Lodi wins state!
Listen: Final play as Lodi wins state!
Max Barreau got a game-clinching sack to help Lodi to win 17-10 in overtime for their first-ever state title

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