Bott Radio Network was honored with three awards at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee! On Monday, February 9th, BRN received the 2008 Network of the Year Award from Focus on the Family. John Fuller, co-host of the Focus on the Family radio program, presented the award to Dr. Dick Bott, President of Bott Radio Network.
"We're grateful for the unwavering stand for Truth that permeates everything Bott Radio Network does for its listeners," said John Fuller, "It is a privilege to have this alliance, and I'm looking forward to the coming days of working together, side by side, to encourage families and ultimately, to further the Gospel."
Focus on the Family is one of the top radio programs in the nation, reaching millions of listeners each week. Its host, well-known author and advocate for the family Dr. James Dobson, was listed in Time magazine as one of the nation's top 25 most influential evangelicals and was recently inducted into The National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Focus on the Family is broadcast daily on Bott Radio Network.
Also, on Sunday, February 8th, Bott Radio Network St. Louis received the Family Research Council (FRC) Station of the Year Award for 2008!
Tony Perkins, FRC's President and host of Washington Watch Weekly, presented the award to Rich Bott, Executive Vice President of Bott Radio Network (BRN), and Mike McHardy, BRN's General Manager in the St. Louis area. Bott Radio Network's St. Louis stations, KSIV 91.5 FM and 1320 AM, were recognized for faithfully broadcasting FRC's radio program Washington Watch Weekly and for their tremendous partnership which motivates listeners to get involved in the important issues of our day.
"KSIV listeners are consistently the most responsive and involved of all the stations that air our show," said Perkins. "We can always count on the good people at BRN to help us get our message out. KSIV has consistently stood out among the stations we work with, and it is an honor to give this award to Bott Radio Network and their excellent team in St. Louis."
Washington Watch Weekly is broadcast across Bott Radio Network's 81 stations each Saturday and Sunday.
Finally, on Monday, February 9th, Bott Radio Network received the Top Radio Network Award from SkyAngel Worldwide IPTV broadcasting service.
The award was received by Eben Fowler, Director of Broadcast Operations for BRN. SkyAngel streams Christian radio and television networks worldwide. BRN was selected for this award based on its large listenership and excellent audience response.
Founded in 1962, Bott Radio Network broadcasts a format of Quality Bible Teaching with Christian News and Information on 81 radio stations, reaching into fourteen states with a combined coverage of 40 million people. BRN is also heard nationwide over SkyAngel IPTV Channel 202, and worldwide online at bottradionetwork.com. BRN's founder, Dr. Dick Bott, was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2008.