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Jerry Oster Named 2024 Governor’s Ag Ambassador

June 11, 2024

PIERRE S.D. – Jerry Oster of Yankton is the 2024 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award recipient. Jerry will be recognized on Wednesday, June 12, as part of the annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit (Ag Summit) in Huron. Throughout his 49-year long career with WNAX Radio Station, Jerry Oster provided immeasurable benefits to South Dakota’s agricultural community and listeners across a 5-state region. Jerry worked daily to provide credible, real-time updates of the everchanging commodity market reports, weather forecast, and current events. His voice informed producers about the most important news impacting agriculture in South Dakota and across the nation, allowing them to…

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Watertown High School Student Wins $10,000 in Highway Safety’s Lesson Learned SD Program

June 11, 2024

For Release: June 1, 2024 Pierre, SD: A Watertown High School freshman is the winner of a $10,000 prize – and another $10,000 for his school – by learning to be a safe driver. NAME was announced the winner of this year’s Lesson Learned SD program during an all-school assembly at Watertown High School where he was presented with a $10,000 cash prize. LNAME also gets to choose a Watertown High School program which will receive a $10,000 award as well. The Lesson Learned program is in its 8th year and is sponsored by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety…

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Dean Sorenson inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame Class of 2024

May 8, 2024

South Dakota Hall of Fame Announces Inductee Class for 2024 For Release: May 8, 2024 A group of people whose life works have helped shape excellence in South Dakota and our nation are officially being inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2024. These 10 diverse people will be the newest class of Inductees to enter the South Dakota Hall of Fame. They were selected for their achievements in the fields of arts and entertainment, professional, general, agriculture, education, and business. The South Dakota Hall of Fame is proud to announce the Inductee Class for 2024: Bryan Akipa…

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2024 NAB State Leadership Conference in Washington, DC

April 1, 2024
Thune Visit

The SDBA Board of Directors attended the 2024 NAB State Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 5 & 6.  The Conference is an opportunity to update the SD Members of Congress about the challenges facing the broadcast industry back home, and to network with fellow broadcasters from across the country. The group met with Senator Thune, Senator Rounds, and Representative Johnson discussing important issues impacting local SD stations. We thank the SDBA Board of Directors for taking the time to visit Washington and for your dedication to the industry! Back to News

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NAB Report Spotlights Importance of AM Radio to Public Safety

January 19, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2024 Alex Siciliano (202) 429-5350 Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today released a report detailing the public safety importance of AM radio, which serves as the backbone of the Emergency Alert System. NAB is releasing the report as momentum grows in Congress for legislation to ensure AM radio is accessible to the public in all vehicles. “When disaster strikes, AM radio has proven time and again its invaluable role as a source of factual, authoritative, up-to-the-minute information that saves lives,” said NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt. “It is also a home to…

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