Winner: Jesse & Amanda with Pike in the Morning (Big 98.7)
What is the secret to success for this year's winner for Best Local Radio Show?
"Simple, really. Long hours and lots of laughs," said Jesse James, co-host and station program director of Jesse & Amanda with Pike in the Morning.
The crew is on the air live from 5:30 to 10 a.m., a time when many people are just wiping the sleep from their eyes and downing their first cup of coffee. But Jesse, Amanda and Pike are full steam ahead playing music and talking about their lives.
"We all have BIG mouths, so we tell everyone everything," James said. "We’re real. What you hear is real life, Pike just got married and everyone who listens was included, Amanda just had a baby and everyone was included (although she wouldn’t let us go Facebook live for the birth, I tried)!”
But it's not all fun and games.
"We’re just wrapping up our fourth annual “Bras on Big 98.7” which helps local women fighting breast cancer! We also do the BIG Christmas Wish, which helps local families struggling year round! It’s a great feeling helping others," James said.
James said it's all possible with their great listeners who continue to support them, including with this win.
"It feels awesome! We’re always genuinely surprised that people put up with us, let alone enjoy listening," James said.
Second Place: The Morning Show with Robbie, Dave & Moose (107.9 The Fox)
Third Place: Chris, John & Cori (BOB 95 FM)
Fourth Place: Y94 Morning Playhouse
Fifth Place: The Side Stage Show with Travis Hopkins (KRFF 95.9)