Local radio station AM1240 KFMO received three awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association at the organization’s annual convention and awards banquet on Saturday, June 2nd at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks.
KFMO brought home two first place sports awards in broadcast excellence. One first place award was in “Play-by-play” for the Central Christmas Tournament semifinal boys game between North County and Farmington. The other first place award was in the “Sports” category for the week 10 high school football prelude between North County and Festus.
KFMO also received a certificate of merit award in the “Partners in Education” category for the Mineral Area College Report from January 22nd, 2018.
“These awards show our commitment to serve the community we live in,” said Larry Joseph, Vice President and General Manager of KFMO radio. “We don’t do what we do for the awards but it’s always nice to be recognized for our hard work and highlight just some of the services we provide to our listeners on the radio each day.”
KFMO has won the first place award in sports play-by-play from the Missouri Broadcasters Association in three of the last four years. “We are very proud of KFMO Sports Director Greg Alan, along with Mike Reeves and Tyler Rusk for all of their hard work and dedication throughout the high school sports season”, Joseph said. “Greg, Mike and Tyler do a phenomenal job with providing the best and most extensive high school sports coverage in the area, on KFMO.”
KFMO Sports broadcast 272 high school games in 280 calendar days during the 2017-2018 school year and included a variety of sports including football, volleyball, softball, boys and girls basketball, baseball and soccer. This is the 14th consecutive year of broadcasting over 200 games on KFMO.
AM1240 KFMO and B104.3 radio have received over 30 first place awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association since 1998. The group of stations has also received numerous Certificates of Merit awards for additional entries over the years. Each year, the Missouri Broadcasters Association recognizes outstanding achievements in both radio and television in the state. Each category is judged by broadcast professionals from another state.
“Being a part of the community is our top priority and I feel like KFMO and B104.3 are both in touch with the area by providing local news, sports, weather, upcoming events and community information the radio”, Joseph said.
(Photo caption: General Sales Manager Chelley Odle, Vice-President and General Manager Larry Joesph and Sports Director Greg Alan)