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WCMY-AM in Ottawa, IL Receives First Place Award

During the recent “virtual” Spring Convention of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association/Associated Press annual competition, WCMY-AM received a 1st Place Award for “Best Spot News Reporting – Downstate Radio” for the work of News Director Rick Koshko and Reporter/Anchor Ethan Kruger. On July 30, 2019 during the Noon Hour, Ethan reported live from the scene following a skydiving accident on Ottawa’s far northeast side. A skydiver from the nearby Skydive Chicago airstrip had fallen into the Fox River after being knocked unconscious in a midair collision with another parachutist. Neither jumper was seriously injured.