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Inland Empire radio show and podcast, Education Insight, was recently announced as the winner of a Best of the West Media Award in the category of Locally Produced Show of the Year. The Best of the West Media Awards honors individuals and companies who exemplify excellence in service to their communities and the media industry.

“The Best of the West Media Awards competition received entries from media markets across 10 western states,” said Paul Klein, Chairman of AAF Western Region in making the announcement. “I would like to congratulate all of the winners for their exemplary work and service to their local communities.”

Education Insight Production Team (pictured above, left to right): Tyler Veazey, Corona CA (Production Engineer); Lacey Kendall, Banning, CA (Host and Broadcast Consultant); Alyssa Silva, Coachella, CA (Assistant Producer); Jake Poore, Corona, CA (Executive Producer).

The Best of the West Media Awards honors individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in service to their communities and quality of media production within the markets they serve.  It is an annual competition sponsored by the Western Region of AAF, the advertising industry’s largest trade organization.

“We are thrilled that Education Insight won the award for Locally Produced Show of the Year. I personally want to thank my friends at GIA and KVCR FM for their support of the production of our show and want to acknowledge all of the amazing guests we have featured on the program,” said Lacey Kendall, host of Education Insight. “Thank you for making us award-winning.”

A complete list of Best of the West Media Award winners is listed below:

Category Winner City/Region State
Radio Broadcaster of the Year Stephens Media Group – Tri Cities 94.9 The Wolf Adam & Jen in the Morning Kennewick WA
Newspaper of the Year San Francisco Bay Times San Francisco CA
Outdoor Company of the Year Meadow Outdoor Advertising The Dalles OR
Outdoor Company of the Year Volta Charging San Francisco CA
Magazine of the Year Trend Magazine art+design+culture Santa Fe NM
Website of the Year The Nevada Independent Las Vegas NV
Blog-Podcast of the Year The Modern West Laramie WY
Agency of the Year Wunderman Thompson Seattle Seattle WA
Agency of the Year KPS3 Reno NV
Media Agency of the Year Spectrum Reach Honolulu HI
Governmental Media Outlet of the Year Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
(in partnership with The Center for Application of Substance Abuse Technologies)
Carson City NV
Locally Produced Show of the Year Education Insight Inland Empire CA
Public Service Campaign or Event of the Year Mask On Move On Washoe County NV
Best Coverage of a Local News Story of the Year The Denver Post Denver CO
Media Professional of the Year Chris Sheetz Idaho Falls ID
Media Talent of the Year James Patrick Gilbert AZ
Agency Professional of the Year Jenny Greene Lahaina HI
Best College Media Outlet of the Year The Santa Clara Santa Clara CA
Best College Website-Blog-Podcast of the Year The Santa Clara Santa Clara CA
Best Student Media Representative of the Year Carolyn Kuimelis Santa Clara CA
Young Achiever Award Edgar Sierra Sparks NV


About Education Insight

Education Insight is a monthly radio show and podcast that tells the story of education in the Inland Empire through the diverse voices of those in and around the regional education community. The show is produced by Growing Inland Achievement in partnership with 91.9 KVCR FM. Hosted by 30-year broadcast veteran Lacey Kendall, we explore topics ranging from education challenges and shortcomings to innovations and groundbreaking ideas that are driving student success. Learn more at 

About AAF Western Region

The Western Region of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising” within the Western United States.  The Western Region comprises of five district operations supporting the states of Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Each district serves a vital role in representing the interests and concerns of local advertising communities to protect and promote the well-being of advertising. The Western Region accomplishes this through a unique, coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters. They also set the framework for well-known industry programs like the American Advertising (ADDY®) Awards and the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC).

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