The 2017 honor goes to Joe & Evan of WFAN in New York. This is their first time earning the top spot. The New York pair finished 4th in 2016 and 2nd in 2015. We extend our congratulations to MAXX Client Mr. Beningo and Mr. Roberts on being recognized by the panel as the best in their daypart for 2017, and every other show which earned a spot on this year’s list.
The voting for these awards each year includes a large panel of radio executives from a number of different companies. They make their choices by using the following criteria below. BSM does not vote in this process. We simply add up the votes, design the graphics, and present a collective snapshot for people inside and outside of the industry to gain a better understanding of how sports radio’s top decision makers view the format’s best programs.
- Strong local ratings in 2017
- An established track record in the format
- Spent more than six months hosting on a Major Market sports radio station
- Points are given for each ranking (EX: 20 points for 1st place, 1 point for 20th place)
We remind you that this process is an inexact science. Each member of our executive committee has different insights and preferences, and may or may not favor members of their own company or programs they’re most familiar with. We do our best to keep the process fair and balanced by having individuals involved from multiple companies and different cities, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.