STAR Awards

STAR Awards Return on August 14, 2021

The 2021 STAR Awards will be held at the Hilton Columbia Center as an in-person event on August 14, 2021, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.  Make plans to join us and check back often to find out additional details as they are finalized. 

2021 STAR Awards Brochure

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2019 STAR Awards Winners               

The South Carolina Broadcasters Association (SCBA) honored Palmetto State broadcasters at the annual State Television and Radio (STAR) Awards celebration on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Hilton Columbia Center.

The STAR Awards recognize the exceptional accomplishments of the South Carolina stations and their broadcast professionals.

2019 SCBA Star Awards Recipients:

Production Commercial: Television

  • Award of Merit: WLTX-TV
  • STAR Award: WIS-TV

 Production Commercial: Radio- Medium/Small Market

  • Award of Merit: WRHI-AM/FM
  • STAR Award: WVSC- FM

 Production Commercial: Radio Large Market

  • Award of Merit: WZMJ- FM
  • STAR Award: WYRD-AM

 Production Promo – Television

  • Award of Merit: WYFF 4
  • STAR Award: WLTX-TV

 Production Promo- Radio Medium/ Small Market

  • Award of Merit: WRHI-AM/FM
  • STAR Award: WRHI-AM/FM

 Production Promo- Radio Large Market

  • Award of Merit: WROQ-FM
  • STAR Award: WTPT-FM

 Production PSA- Television

  • Award of Merit: No award of merit winner
  • STAR Award: WLTX-TV

 Production PSA- Radio- Medium/Small Market

  • Award of Merit: WRHI-AM/FM
  • STAR Award: WRHI-AM/FM

Production PSA- Radio- Large Market

  • Award of Merit: WJMZ-FM
  • STAR Award: WROQ-FM

 Production Multi-Spot Campaign- Television

  • Award of Merit: WCSC-TV
  • STAR Award: WIS-TV

 Production Multi-Spot Campaign- Radio Medium/Small Market

  • Award of Merit: WVSC-FM
  • STAR Award: WRHM-FM/FM

 Production Multi-Spot Campaign- Radio Large Market

  • Award of Merit: WROQ-FM
  • STAR Award: WYRD-AM

 Radio Show of the Year

  • Award of Merit: WYRD-FM
  • STAR Award: WTMA-AM

 Radio Morning Show Broadcast Personality or Team

  • Award of Merit: WFBC-FM
  • STAR Award: WYRD-FM

 Breaking News Story- Radio

  • Award of Merit: WRHI AM/FM
  • STAR Award: WLTR-FM

 Reporter of the Year- Television

  • Award of Merit: WYFF 4 - Dana Griffin
  • STAR Award: WCSC-TV - Carter Coyle

 Reporter of the Year- Radio

  • Award of Merit: WRHI-AM/FM - Matthew Kreh
  • STAR Award: WLTR-FM - Victoria Hansen

 Sportscaster of the Year- Television

  • Award of Merit: WYFF 4 - Brad Fralick
  • STAR Award: WSPA-TV - Todd Summers

 Sportscaster of the Year-Radio

  • Award of Merit: WKNT-FM - Tommy Moody
  • STAR Award: WRHI-AM/FM - Chris Miller

 Weathercaster of the Year- Television

  • Award of Merit: WMBF-TV - Jamie Arnold
  • STAR Award: WPDE-TV - Ed Piotrowski

 Anchor of the Year- Television

  • Award of Merit: WIS-TV - Sam Bleiweis
  • STAR Award: WLTX-TV - Darci Strickland

 Producer of the Year- Television

  • Award of Merit: WLTX-TV - Michael Patterson
  • STAR Award: WIS-TV - Candace Finethy

 Personality of the Year- Television

  • Award of Merit: WLTX-TV - Whitney Sullivan
  • STAR Award: WYFF 4 - John Cessarich

 Personality of the Year- Radio

  • Award of Merit: WTMA-AM - Charlie James
  • STAR Award: WTCB-FM - Summer James

Photographer of the Year- Television

  • Award of Merit: WCIV-TV - Jason Tighe
  • STAR Award: WYFF 4 - Chip Baysden

 Best Use of Digital Platforms- Television

  • Award of Merit: WIS-TV
  • STAR Award: WPDE-TV

 Best Use of Digital Platforms- Radio

  • Award of Merit: WSPA-FM
  • STAR Award: WFMV-FM

 Best Sports Show/ Sports Talk Show- Radio

  • Award of Merit: WYRD-AM
  • STAR AWARD: WYRD-AM

 Convergence Coverage- Television

  • Award of Merit: WLTX-TV
  • STAR Award: WPDE-TV

 Convergence Coverage- Radio

  • Award of Merit: No Award of Merit Winner
  • STAR Award: WRHI-AM/FM

 Best News Talk Show – Radio

  • Award of Merit: WTMA-AM
  • STAR Award: WYRD-FM

 Best Public Affairs Program- Radio

  • Award of Merit: WYRD-AM
  • STAR Award: WRHI-AM/FM

 Best Sports Special- Television

  • Award of Merit: WCSC-TV
  • STAR Award: WYFF 4

 Best Morning Newscast- Television

  • Award of Merit: WCSC-TV
  • STAR Award: WYFF 4

 Best Evening Newscast- Television

  • Award of Merit: WHNS-TV
  • STAR Award: WMBF-TV

 News- Spot News- Television

  • Award of Merit: WYFF 4
  • STAR Award: WMBF-TV

 News-Feature/Franchise- Television

  • Award of Merit: WCSC-TV
  • STAR Award: WSPA-TV

 News-Series- Television

  • Award of Merit: WYFF 4
  • STAR Award: WSPA-TV

 News-Investigative Reporting- Television

  • Award of Merit: WSPA-TV
  • STAR Award: WSPA-TV

 Local Programming - Television

  • Award of Merit: WYFF 4
  • STAR Award: WMBF-TV

 Richard M. Uray Service Project of the Year- Radio

  • Award of Merit: WRHI-AM/FM
  • STAR Award: WSPA-FM

 Richard M. Uray Service Project of the Year - Television

  • Award of Merit: WACH-TV
  • STAR Award: WIS-TV

 Station of the Year- Radio

  • Award of Merit: WHXT-FM - Greenville
  • STAR Award: WRHI-AM/FM - Rock Hill

 Station of the Year- Television

  • Award of Merit: WIS-TV - Columbia
  • STAR Award: WLTX-TV - Columbia

For more information, call the SCBA office at (803) 732-1186