ABC7 Chicago comes out on top in '09 IBA Awards

Honored with Station of the Year Award
July 9, 2009 11:51:58 AM PDT
ABC7 Chicago, the most watched TV station in the market, garnered ten of the fourteen Silver Dome Awards presented by the Illinois Broadcasters Association in their annual awards competition. In addition, ABC7 Chicago was singled out for overall excellence with the Station of the Year Award in the Large Market Television category.

The following IBA 2009 Silver Dome Awards presented to ABC7 include:

Best Commercial
WLS-TV
"Be Fit, Stay Healthy/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois"

Best Station Self Promotion
WLS-TV
"Your News, Your Way Campaign"

Best Use of Graphic Design
WLS-TV
"ABC & Chicago Composite"

Best Public Affairs Program
WLS-TV
"People, Place, Things: Lifting Future Leaders"

Best Local Newscast
WLS-TV
"NIU Shooting- ABC 7 News at 10"

Best Live Coverage of an Event
WLS-TV
"The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival"

Best Hard News Story
WLS-TV
"NIU Shooting"

Best Locally Produced PSA
WLS-TV
"Year End PSA"

Best Community Service Activity
WLS-TV
"ABC7 Chicago/ Dominick's Holiday Food Drive"

Large Market Television IBA Station of the Year
WLS-TV/ABC 7

The Illinois Broadcasters Association distributes the Silver Dome Awards each year to those who are the "best of the best" in the field of broadcasting.


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