The Illinois Broadcasters Association announced at their annual convention in Normal this week, that one of WTIM Taylorville's sports play by play announcers, Avery Cooper, won the award for Best Play by Play Announcer in small market radio in the state.
Cooper submitted play by play from a December 2021 Taylorville girl's basketball play by play broadcast heard on WTIM, that won him the top spot.
Cooper has been a staff announcer with the Miller Media Group since August 2021, hosting WTIM local programming from 6am to noon, producing news stories, covering meetings and high school sports.
This is the 3rd time in 4 years that WTIM has received some type of statewide award from the Illinois Broadcasters Association.
WTIM won 2 awards for its local news coverage in 2019 including the Best Community Service Award in small market radio statewide. WTIM received an award in 2021 for Best Local News Coverage in small market radio, and this one for best small market radio sports play by play in Illinois.