KMTS cleans up at Colorado broadcasters association contest |

KMTS cleans up at Colorado broadcasters association contest

PhilIip Yates
Special to the Post Independent

Glenwood Springs radio station KMTS dominated the small market radio division in the 2003 Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association Contest Saturday.

The station garnered Colorado radio station of the year award, with veteran newscaster Ron Milhorn winning 14 news awards, a record for the station.

“I was pretty surprised,” Milhorn said. “There is some quality radio around the Western Slope.”

Milhorn won seven first-place awards and seven second-place awards for his sports reporting, feature reporting and morning newscasts in Radio Division 3. The category represents small market radio stations.

“It feels good. It is gratifying,” said Milhorn, who said he hopes to win more in the future. “I want to push on and raise the bar.”

Although his name dominated the awards, Milhorn said everyone at KMTS contributed to the station’s success. He is the station’s only news reporter.

“My name is on the plaque, but for crying out loud, it is a real team effort,” Milhorn said.

Each station was allowed two entries per category, allowing a station to win both first and second place awards.

The contest was judged by the Associated Press member radio stations in Mississippi.

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