KSJB's Dean and Jacobs Earn Top Sports Cast Award
Posted by KSJB News on 4/6/2017 10:14:00 AM.


JAMESTOWN - Kyle Dean and Joe Jacobs have been notified that they won a First Place Eric Sevareid Award for Sports Play-by-Play in small market radio. In addition, Kyle and Jeff Culhane (Voice of the NDSU Bison) have won First Place for the Sportscast/Program called "Bison Beat".

The competition consists of a six-state region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska.

In his statement, Kyle Dean says, “These honors all took place when I was working at AM 600 KSJB radio in Jamestown, ND. I feel honored and it wouldn't have been possible without my awesome co-workers, my amazing family and the awesome sports fans!”

According to the website, t
he Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the North Dakota-born and University of Minnesota-educated journalist best known for his work as a correspondent for CBS Radio and Television.

Each year, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association presents awards to the best work done by broadcast news operations and and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in the six-state region on radio, television and online.  The panel of judges is made up of journalists and educators who live outside of Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska to help ensure impartiality.

The Eric Sevareid Awards are announced each year at the association's banquet and awards ceremony during the Midwest Journalism Conference.

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