It was a packed house with over 250 broadcasters attending the 2015 IBA Summer Convention and Awards Luncheon, June 25 th at the West Des Moines Marriott. Chair & CEO of Strategic America, Mike Schreurs, delivered the Keynote Address and 2015 IBA-UNI Scholarship students, Samantha Fickett of Dakota Dunes and Madison Steffen , Dunkerton were recognized. Retiring KCCI-TV News
Anchor Kevin Cooney was named IBA Broadcaster of the Year and longtime Iowa broadcasters Bill Bolster, Blackhawk Broadcasting and Ray Cole, Citadel Communications, were inducted into the IBA Hall of Fame, honoring their many years of service and exceptional contributions made to Iowa broadcasting. The IBA Broadcaster of the Year and Hall of Fame recognizes those who have provided exceptional leadership, service to their communities and dedication to the broadcast industry.