For Most Innovative Use of Radio
SEATTLE, WA. – Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) Entercom Seattle’s 99.9 KISW, “The Rock of Seattle,” received a Radio Mercury Award Nomination for “Most Innovative Use of Radio” while pioneering a unique radio event titled “Live Day.” On December 2, 2015, KISW’s morning show “BJ and Migs,” and its afternoon show, “The Men’s Room,” ran completely live, including all commercials, songs, announcers, background music, and sound effects.
“We wanted to get back to the true essence of radio,” said Entercom Vice President of Programming & Operations, Dave Richards. “This award nomination proves there is still a place in the market for people who truly love the entertainment value of radio.”
Radio Mercury Award Nomination 2016:
Most Innovative Use of Radio, 99.9 KISW FM: “KISW Live Day,” (Writers: Dave Richards, Jason Dildine, Ryan Castle, Taz. Producers: Jason Dildine, Ryan Castle, Taz. Creative Directors: Dave Richards, Ryan Castle, Jason Dildine. Engineers: Ben Watts, Topshelf. Production Company: 99.9 KISW. On-air Talent: Miles Montgomery, Steve Hill, Ted Smith, BJ Shea, Steve Migliore, The Rev, Malcom Ryker, Impossible Acoustic, Glenn Cannon
Link to footage of KISW Live Day:
The 2016 Radio Mercury Awards will take place June 2,nd in New York.
About The Radio Mercury Awards
The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 17,800 commercials have competed for over $3.2 million in prizes. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), and non-profit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. The Radio Advertising Bureau produces the Radio Mercury Awards.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) founded in 1968, is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the US. Entercom’s portfolio includes 124 highly rated radio stations in 27 top markets. Laser focused on investing in local communities, content and talent, our brands reach and engage 40 million people a week. We are known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, delivering a curated mix of outstanding local personalities, and a broad range of compelling music, news, talks and sports content. With the integration of SmartReach Digital into our product suite, we deliver unparalleled ROI by connecting brands to audiences through our branded sites and over 4,000 events a year.