Prestige Awards

 2017 LAB Prestige Awards

Winners of the 2017 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters’ (LAB) Prestige Awards were announced Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the 2017 Prestige Awards Luncheon held at L’Auberge Casino and Hotel in Baton Rouge. The Prestige Awards welcomed over 200 guests to celebrate the works of Louisiana Broadcasters. The event was emceed by Tim Brando of Fox Sports, awards presented by Miss Louisiana, Justine Ker, and executed by John Williams, founder and CEO of JCW Productions.


The annual competition is sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters to recognize excellence in broadcasting and outstanding achievements by Louisiana radio and television broadcasters. This year the LAB received almost 300 entries, setting a new record.

“Our Prestige Awards is a true example of the excellence in Louisiana Broadcasting. 2016 in particular was a difficult year for our state and this event gives us a chance to recognize and thank our broadcasters for representing our communities in such extraordinary ways,” said LAB President and CEO, Polly Prince Johnson.






Best Use of Social Media –Radio

WYNK-FM Baton Rouge, La


Best Use of Social Media - Television

WWL-TV New Orleans, LA

Community Service – Radio

WRQQ-FM Baton Rouge, La.


Community Service – Television

KLFY-TV Lafayette, La.

Uniquely Louisiana – Radio

KPEL-FM Lafayette, La.


Uniquely Louisiana – Television

KATC-TV Lafayette, La.

Election Coverage – Radio

KPEL-FM Lafayette, La.


Election Coverage – Television

KTBS-TV Shreveport, La.

Best Sports Show – Radio

WNXX-FM Baton Rouge, LA


Best Sports Show – Television

WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, La.

Best Live On-Site Remote - Radio

iHeart Radio Baton Rouge, La.


Best Weathercast - Television

KALB-TV Alexandria, La.


Best Morning Show - Radio

KVPI-FM Ville Platte, La.


Best Morning Show-Television

WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, La.


Best Interview - Radio

WBRP-FM Baton Rouge, La.


Investigative Reporting - Television

WVUE-TV New Orleans, La.


Best Personality/Team - Radio

KQID-FM Alexandria, La.


Breaking News – Television

WDSU-TV New Orleans, La.


Promotion of the Year – Radio

KSYL-FM Alexandria, La.


Promotion of the Year – Television

KLAF-TV Lafayette, La

Station of the Year – Small Market Radio

KVPI-FM Ville Platte, LA

Reporter of the Year – Television

Elizabeth Vowell, WAFB-TV

Baton Rouge, La.


Station of the Year – Medium Market Radio

KXKZ-FM Ruston, LA


Best Series or Documentary – Television

WDSU-TV New Orleans, La.


Station of the Year – Large Market Radio

KRRV-FM Alexandria, La.


Photojournalist of the Year – Television

Breanna Molloy, KATC-TV

Lafayette, La.


Station of the Year – Major Market Radio

WDGL-FM Baton Rouge, La.


Station of the Year – Small Market Television

KTVE-TV West Monroe, La.


Best Newscast – Television

WVUE-TV New Orleans, La.


Station of the Year – Large Market Television

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge, La.


LAB Scholarship

Laine Farber, Louisiana State University


LAB Scholarship

Karli Terrio, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Billy Pilgrim Scholarship

Maria Goddard, Southeastern Louisiana University


Student Broadcaster of the Year

Grace Carson, Louisiana College and KALB-TV

Alexandria, La.

Lifetime Achievement – Radio

Don Molino, Louisiana Farm Bureau

Baton Rouge, La.


Lifetime Achievement – Television

Bill Capo, WWL-TV

New Orleans, La.


Broadcast Engineer of the Year

Gerald Harkins, KNOE-TV

Monroe, La.


Broadcaster of the Year

Lee Meredith, WAFB-TV

Baton Rouge, La.


Suzette Daniel

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