Press Release: WMBG AM 740 Receives Awards
WMBG AM 740, Williamsburg’s Radio Station, was recognized in two categories at the Virginia Association of Broadcasters 74th Annual Awards Program, held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hilton, June 24th.
Among the honors received, the station won first place in the category of “Best Station Promotion” for their Guest DJ Contest. The spot was written and recorded by Greg Granger. Philip Newbery and Paul Polifrone were winners of the Guest DJ contest and now host their own shows on WMBG. Philip is the host of Musical Melodies from 8:00AM to 10:00AM week day mornings and Paul hosts Paulo’s Mythical Musical Cafe, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Noon to 2:00 PM. Gabrielle Granger pictured above also served as a guest DJ. The Station is coincidentally allowing for more guest DJ’s at this time.
Also accepted was an award in the category of “Outstanding Website” for their revamped website, WMBGRadio.com, which was rebuilt by Rob Benson. This new website enables listeners to enjoy WMBG AM 740 via the Internet as they now stream all of their programing live. The station has listeners as far as Australia and England who have emailed them to say how much they love listening over the Internet. Additionally the web site has local weather, this day in history, quotes for the day, a listing of local gas prices, and even a link to the Virginia Gazette and other important Williamsburg websites.
In attendance at the convention from WMBG were Greg Granger, Lisa Granger, Gabrielle Granger, Philip and Brook Newbery. This marks the fifth consecutive year that WMBG AM 740 has taken home high honors in multiple categories at the V.A.B. Convention.