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Another Award for our Sports Team! PDF Print E-mail

We're celebrating yet another award for the KD Country Sports crew!  KD Country is proud to

be the receipient of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters Award for First Place in Outstanding

Sports Coverage - Large Market Radio. The award-winning entry was entitled  "Altavista Colonels

- A Year of Champions,"  featuring the Altavista High School Boys Basketball and Football teams.

Both were State Champions in 2013. Members of our Sports Team are: Reporters/Announcers  

Kyle Hoehne, Bob Alvis, Oscar Briggs and Dave Hoehne. Producers/Board Operators are:

Eleanor Hoehne, Nick Bailey and Lee Cameron.  Thanks go to our sponsors, who make our

broadcasts possible, to the Altavista Colonels, Altavista High School and to our listeners.

Pictured above, left to right: Dave Hoehne, Eleanor Hoehne and Kyle Hoehne.

Photo by Monica Robertson.

 
2013 Business of the Year! PDF Print E-mail

From the Altavista Journal Wednesday, January 29, 2014:  

WKDE AM and FM radio station won the Business of the Year award at the Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual

dinner on Jan. 25. Pictured, from left, are Heather Reynolds, chamber president; Eleanor Hoehne, Elizabeth Hoehne and

Dave Hoehne, owners of WKDE; and Steve Farmer, chairman of the chamber’s board of directors.

 
KD Country's Eleanor in National Newsletter PDF Print E-mail

How cool is this? KD Country's Eleanor Hoehne is featured in the quarterly newsletter of the Tieline company.

They're the folks who manufacture equipment we use for remote broadcasts, such as football games.

Eleanor is one of our producers, working back at the studio to make the broadcast sound great. And it's

great to be recognized for the effort.

Talk about a family affair. Eleanor Hoehne is the Traffic Director at 105.5 KD Country/
News Talk 1000 in Altavista, Virginia. The station is owned by her parents Dave & 
Elizabeth. Her brothers Kyle and Jon work in various on-air jobs. And that family
atmosphere extends outward to the station’s listeners as well. “We’re proud to
 be locally owned and operated. We’re real down-to-earth, closely connected with
the community out here,” Eleanor explains.

Read the rest of the article here:  TieLine Newsletter

 
KD Country Wins More Awards! PDF Print E-mail

KD Country 105.5 FM received two awards Friday, June 21, 2013 at the 76th Virginia Association of Broadcasters Awards Banquet in Virginia Beach. KD Country took first place in outstanding sports coverage, large market and runner up in best morning show, large market. The sports entry, entitled “Fifty Years of Sports,” highlighted five decades of local and high school sports coverage by KD Country and its sister station News Talk 1000 AM. The outstanding sports coverage award is meant to honor the best daily radio sportscast or seasonal play by play segment. Sportscasters featured in the entry include: Bob Alvis, Kyle Hoehne, Dave Hoehne and Oscar Briggs. “KD Country has won numerous awards over the years,” said General Manager Dave Hoehne, “but this one is especially gratifying considering it was our 50th year of providing local sports play-by-play and coverage. It is another example of KD Country's commitment of service to our community.”


The best morning show award is given to the radio or television station that best serves its audience through news, entertainment, and/or music airing on radio between 6 and 10 AM or in a 60 or 90 minute television program airing between 5:30 and 9 AM. The KD Country Morning Show airs 6-9 AM daily Monday through Saturday, hosted by Joseph Aland and Ron Foster. “It's a big honor,” says Joseph Aland. “receiving runner up the very first time I entered.

Next year, we're going for first place.” Both award-winning entries can be heard at the KD Country YouTube page (http://youtube.com/kdcountryradio). The VAB Station Awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievement by Virginia radio and television broadcasters. The competition was established to encourage the highest standards in reporting, community service, and production creativity. It brings the ultimate prize—peer recognition to members of the broadcast industry in Virginia. 


105.5 FM KD Country programs classic country music 24 hours a day. News-Talk 1000 WKDE-AM airs nationally known talk shows, news and news features. Both stations are locally owned and operated by DJ Broadcasting, Inc. 

 


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