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WGTD brings home award for football coverage excellence

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WGTD radio brought home a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award in the Best Original Digital Content category for its work on covering high school football during the 2019 season.

The award came for a sample video webcast of a WGTD Sports high school football production, a Tremper/Franklin game that was played Oct. 4, 2019. 

The productions were produced and directed by Troy McDonald, WGTD’s digital director. Play-by-play and color commentary featured Larry Rightler and Bob Haggarty. The crew for the 2019-20 season included Abigail Walentowski, Natalie Lother, Andrea Medina and Ryan Hilburger, all either students or graduates of Indian Trail High School’s Communications Academy.

WGTD offers the only live stream production of high school athletics in Kenosha County, Walworth County and Racine County that features multiple 4K cameras and instant replay. The brand launched in 2003 as an audio-only stream. In 2016, broadcasts transitioned to live video streamed and then archived on Facebook.

WGTD-FM is a service brought to the area by Gateway Technical College.