Woof Boom Radio Wins Multiple “Spectrum Awards” At Indiana Broadcasters Association Event

2018 Indiana Broadcasters Association awards.2018 Indiana Broadcasters Association awards.

By: Mike Rhodes—

Carmel, IN—The Indiana Broadcasters Association (IBA) presented their 31st Annual Spectrum Awards on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in ceremonies held in Carmel, IN. The IBA’s Spectrum Awards recognizes the “Best in Broadcasting” over the past year, and Muncie’s Woof Boom Radio was well represented with multiple Spectrum Awards.

Awards were given in two markets: Market #1 consists of Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, and South Bend based broadcasters. Market #2 consists of broadcasters throughout the rest of the state.

The Spectrum award for “Best Commercial in Market #2” went to Woof Boom Radio’s Simon Hoying for his “Muncie Children’s Museum” commercial.

Simon Hoying is pictured with his Spectrum Award for best commercial in market #2.

Simon Hoying is pictured with his Spectrum Award for best commercial in market #2.

Listen to Simon’s award-winning commercial below.


In the category of Best Broadcast Personality or Team, Woof Boom Radio’s WMXQ (MAX Classic Rock) radio personality Zach Johnson was awarded the IBA’s Spectrum award for market #2.

Zach Johnson was awarded the IBA's Spectrum award for "Best Broadcast Personality or Team."

Zach Johnson was awarded the IBA’s Spectrum award for “Best Broadcast Personality or Team.”

In the category of Best Promotional Campaign, Woof Boom Radio’s Local Radio, It’s All About You campaign was awarded the IBA’s Spectrum award in market #2.

(L-R): Liz Valpatic, Taylor Ritchie, Kevin Swain, Mark Foerster, Sue Tschuor, Mark DiFabio, and Lindsay Stafford are pictured.

(L-R): Liz Valpatic, Taylor Ritchie, Kevin Swain, Mark Foerster, Sue Tschuor, Mark DiFabio, and Lindsay Stafford are pictured with the award.

In addition, Woof Boom Radio’s Mark Forester, program director for Muncie’s sports station WXFN, was a finalist for “Best Sports Broadcast.”

J Chapman, president and CEO of Woof Boom radio commented on the IBA awards…


“I am incredibly proud of our employees who do outstanding work.  It is really meaningful to see the Indiana Broadcasters Association recognize that.
Great radio is done every day and is part of Indiana. Seeing “Local radio, It’s All About You” recognized for its outstanding work – is especially gratifying. Our employees collaborated and worked together to develop a campaign that returns value back to our customers. It means a lot that the Indiana broadcasters see it the same way.”—J Chapman

Additional IBA Awards

WMDH was awarded the Station of the Year award for market #2.

4 individuals were awarded the Richard M. Fairbanks Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame Award. They were:

—Al Hobbs
—Patty Spitler
—Norm Cox
—Bernie Eagan

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Linda Compton.

The Tom Severino Leadership Award went to J Allan Rent from Muncie. Al may have been the first person in broadcasting to both hire—and fire—David Letterman. Prior to his death in 2017, Al served as the executive director and general manager for Ball State University’s public broadcasting operations after more than 20 years as assistant to the vice president for advancement and director of marketing. In 2016, Al was awarded the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award.


Tony Severino is pictured presenting the "Tom Severino Leadership Award" to James Allan Rent.

Chris Rent is pictured accepting the “Tom Severino Leadership Award” for James Allan Rent. 

A few additional photos from the event can be seen below.


About the IBA

The Indiana Broadcasters Association is an alliance of more than 300 member radio and television broadcasters, united to serve their audiences throughout the Hoosier state.  The IBA advocates for member stations, offers FCC inspection programs, provides scholarships to college students, hosts career fairs throughout the state for members to recruit new employees, and represents the broadcasting industry before the Indiana General Assembly and to Washington, D.C. policymakers.


About Woof Boom Radio

Privately held Woof Boom Radio is headquartered in Muncie Indiana. Woof Boom began in 2013 to restore local control to radio listeners, Woof Boom Radio is led by radio industry veteran J Chapman, who is committed to passionate, local leadership in radio to benefit local communities, advertisers, and listeners.

For more information, visit: www.WoofBoom.com

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