Congratulations to Local First Alliance member Great Eastern Radio for receiving  several top awards at the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters annual Granite Mike awards for excellence in broadcasting.

  • Brett Franklin of West Lebanon took first place in the radio Play-by-Play category for his broadcast on WTSL/WTSV of the New Hampshire D-2 Boys Basketball Semifinal featuring Lebanon v. Manchester
  • Jane Eno of Springfield, Vermont and Stevens Blanchard of West Lebanon received a Radio Merit award on WHDQ FM for their collaboration on a radio commercial for Halladay’s in Bellows Falls entitled ‘Julia Child’
  • Lori Richardson, Great Eastern Traffic Director from Plainfield, took the Above and Beyond Radio Award in radio

Bob Sherman, Great Eastern Senior Account Executive, also was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Vermont Association of Broadcasters at their 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Banquet in Burlington.

Great Easter Radio supports Local First Alliance and Vital Communities in many ways beyond their Green Circle Sponsorship. Bob Sherman produces and/or records all of the LFA radio PSAs and member spotlights. Nichole Romano, National Sales Manager at Great Eastern, is a valuable member of the LFA Steering Committee. Both Bob and Nichole are active participants in the LFA High School Communications Contest as mentors to the senior Media Arts students at Hartford Area Career & Technical Center. And, look for the Great Eastern table at Flavors of the Valley this year as they live stream from the premier local food & farm expo.

Upper Valley businesses choose to be members of Local First Alliance because they want to strengthen our region’s economy, and they believe that a strong economy starts with ensuring a vibrant, engaged community.


Great Eastern Radio, based in West Lebanon, owns 16 stations spanning Central Vermont, New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, and the Upper Valley. Whether you’re looking for oldies, talk radio, sports, or the best hits of today, Great Eastern has it all. Q 106, KIXX 100.5, Kool 93.9/96.3, GXL 92.3, ESPN Radio 94.5 (1230AM-1400AM),  and The River 106.7.