Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Legere Named Broadcaster of the Year
Bill Legere, Capital Community Broadcasting, Inc., president and general manager, was named 2007 Alaska Broadcaster of the Year by the Alaska Broadcasters Association (ABA). The announcement was made at the ABA annual convention on November 2.
Legere oversees 360 North, Gavel to Gavel Alaska, KTOO-TV, KTOO-FM, KRNN-FM and KXLL-FM, headquartered in Juneau.
Selection for the Broadcaster of the Year is made through a nomination process among ABA members. Guidelines require that the Broadcaster of the Year be an individual who has made a significant contribution to the broadcasting industry thereby benefiting all Alaskan broadcasters and their community or by enhancing the image of broadcasters through exceptional community service over the past year.
Legere has served on the ABA board of directors since 2002 and is currently President of the association. His broadcasting career in Alaska began at KFSK in Petersburg in 1980. In 1985 he was named radio manager at KTOO-FM. In 1991 he became president and general manager of KTOO-FM and TV.
More information about the ABA convention, the 2007 awards and previous winners can be found at http://www.alaskabroadcasters.org/.