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IBA Broadcaster of the Year

Past Award Winners

1975  William Turner, General Mgr., KCAU-TV, Sioux City
1976  George Dorrington, WMT Radio, Cedar Rapids
1977  Robert Buckmaster, Blackhawk Broadcasting, Waterloo
1979  Lew Van Nostrand, WMT Stations, Cedar Rapids
1980  Jack Shelley, Professor of Journalism/Mass Communication, ISU
1981  Jim Duncan, Professor of Broadcasting, Drake University
1988  George Allen, General Mgr., KGLA AM/FM, Algona
1989  Guy Koenigsberger, Program Director, KCCI-TV, Des Moines
1989  Frosty Mitchell, General Manager, KGRN, Grinnell
1992  Betty Baudler, General Mgr., KASI/KCCQ, Ames
1993  Mark Osmundson, General Mgr., KDAO AM/FM/TV, Marshalltown
1994  Mary Quass, General Mgr., KHAK AM/FM, Cedar Rapids
1995  Tony Coloff, General Mgr., KIOW-FM, Forest City
1996  Glenn Olson, General Mgr., KQWC AM/FM, Webster City
1997  Sue Toma, Executive Director, Iowa Broadcasters Assn., Des Moines
1998  Paul Hedberg, President, Hedberg Broadcasting, Spirit Lake
1999  Tom Quinlan, Owner, KDLS AM/FM, Perry
2000  Rick Sellers, General Mgr., KMRY, Cedar Rapids
2001  Eliot Keller, General Mgr., KZIA, Cedar Rapids
2002  Joe Hladky, President, Cedar Rapids Television Company, KCRG AM/TV
2003  Paul Fredericksen, General Mgr., KCCI-TV, Des  Moines
2004  Rob Norton, V.P. KZIA Inc., Cedar Rapids
2005  Paul Dennison, President, KILJ AM/FM, Mt. Pleasant
2006  Bob Day, KCCI-TV, Des Moines
2007  Jim Coloff, Fife Communications, Cedar Falls
2008  Ray Cole, WOI-TV, Citadel Broadcasting
2009  Louise “Lou” Porter, KBBG-FM, Waterloo
2010  Dennis Bullock, Powell Broadcasting, Sioux City
2011  Joel McCrea, Clear Channel Des Moines/Ames
2012  Steve Martinson, KIMT-TV, Mason City
2013  Michael Elrod, KYOU-TV, Ottumwa
2014  Jim Field, KJAN, Atlantic
2015  Kevin Cooney, KCCI-TV, Des Moines
2016  Dolly Fortier, KCFI, Cedar Falls
2017  Pat Powers, KQWC/KZWC, Webster City
2018  Rhonda Wedeking, KICD-FM, Spencer
2019 Todd Steinkamp, KFJB/KXIA, Marshalltown