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The Friendly Pioneer
 9 Stowe Street  P.O. Box 550
 Waterbury, Vermont 05676
 Telephone: (802) 244-7321
 Fax: (802) 244-1771
 Email: wdev@radiovermont.com

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  Awards & Accolades  
 
May 4
Mal Boright - The Swami - Inducted into VPA Hall of Fame
At a gala event at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Mal was honored by the VT Principals Association for over a quarter-century covering high school basketball in Vermont.
 
2011
WDEV - Broadcaster of the Year 2011
WDEV was recognized by the VT Association of Broadcasters for outstanding coverage of Tropical Storm Irene and the Spring flooding events in Vermont and the Champlain Valley.
 
2010
Jack Donovan - VAB Hall of Fame
WDEV veteran was inducted into the VT Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame at the annual awards banquet at the Burlington Hilton.
 
2010
WDEV Voted Best of the Best
For the second consecutive year, readers of the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus have honored WDEV as the "Best of the Best" in the local radio station category.
 
2010
Eric Michaels receives Paul Harris Fellowship
The Waterbury Rotary Club honored Michaels for his many years of service to the community, including support of many projects sponsored by the rotary club.
 
2009
WDEV Voted Best of the Best
Readers of the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus voted WDEV the best of local radio stations.
 
2008
Tune in Tomorrow - DVD presents WDEV 75 Year History
Exploring local radio's role in community, Ed Dooley's documentary tells the story of WDEV - from its rural beginnings in 1931 - to the vibrant flagship of one of the last locally-owned radio groups in Vermont. The program is available on DVD and has been broadcast several times on VT Public Television.
 
2008
Recognition Award from Lost Nation Theater
Presented to thank WDEV for continuing support of Montpelier's award-winning local theater.
 
2008
VT Chamber of Commerce - 2007 Citizen of the Year
Ken Squier, President - The Radio Vermont Group. A banquet was held in his honor at the Stoweflake Resort. Ken was recognized for his long history with WDEV and The Radio VT Group; his outstanding broadcasting career at CBS, ABC & FOX. He was honored as one of the founders of legendary race track Thunder Road in Barre and for his untiring work on behalf of the Vermont Syhmphony Orchestra.
 
2007
VT Association of Broadcasters
Promo of the Year - 1st Place
 
2007
Recognition Award from American Cancer Society
WDEV was honored by the ACS for support of the "Relay for Life - Nordic Style" event held at the Trapp Family X/C center in Stowe.
 
2006
Richard A. Snelling Economic Development Award
The Associated General Contractor of VT - usually presents this award to an individual who has made significant efforts for Vermont's economy. WDEV and The Radio VT Group was the first corporate entity to recieve this honor.
 
2006
VT Association of Broadcasters
Commercial of the Year - 2nd Place
 
2005
VT Association of Broadcasters
Hall of Fame Members - Current Ken Squier (Charter Member) & Eric Michaels (2002) & Joel Najman (2004) & Brian Harwood (2005)
 
2005
Lost Nation Theater
Appreciation Award to WDEV for ongoing support of local theater
 
2004
Kathy O'Dell Community Service Award
Presented to WDEV by Revitalizing Waterbury, Inc.
 
2004
VT Association of Broadcasters
Public Service Announcement of the Year
 
2001
AP Radio - Salutes Radio Vermont News
and WDEV - for 70 years of radio news excellence
 
2001
VT Association of Broadcasters
Promo of the Year - Discovery of Winter Croquet (2nd Place)
 
2001
Central VT Economic Development Corporation
Community Service Award to WDEV
 
 
 
Meet Our WDEV Staff Members
 
Noyes, Jon - Co-Anchor Morning News Service

A fixture in Central Vermont radio, Jon has held several positions at WDEV before being named the Executive Director of the Barre Partnership. Now, Jon has joined the WDEV family full-time and can be heard Monday through Saturday "Waking Up" Vermont. He continues his association with George Commo on Norwich University hockey broadcasts. Jon lives in Montpelier with his wife, Susette. They have three children; Ben, Adam and Taylor, along with their Labs Sophie and Jackson, and cat, Cleo.
 

 
Squier, Ken - President and CEO

Born in Waterbury, President and Owner of the Radio Vermont Group. Ken's father Lloyd Squier was one of the founders of WDEV in July of 1931. After Lloyd reported the birth of his son, we said: "I guess you'll have to call me The Old Squier now." - and the name stuck. Though Ken was a fixture at WDEV and started his sports broadcasting career at the family radio station, he tried dirt track auto racing. At college in Boston, Ken developed a love of Jazz music - but his love of racing got him into TV sports. During his diverse television career, Ken became well know as the voice of the Daytona 500 NASCAR race on CBS. He introduced the world to short track speed skating during the Winter Olympics and even covered dog shows at Madison Square Garden. Back in Vermont, Ken has been very active on the board of the VT Symphony Orchestra. His Midday sports (at 12:15pm) and Evening Sports (at 5:15pm) provide irreverant commentary on the world of sports (and politics and you name it!) On occasion he fires up the "Fairness to Fans" machine and waits for it to belch out the name of a contest winner. He is probably best know for the timeless "Music to go to the Dump By" program every Saturday morning at 9:00am. Ken resides in Stowe. His wife Elizabeth presents "Music from Sage Sheep Farm" on Sunday mornings on WDEV and WCVT. Squier is also part owner of Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre. His national announcing credits include CBS, Fox, ABC, Speedvision and TBS. The list of awards are too numerous to mention - but include nominations for TV Emmy Awards and induction into the NASCAR "Hall of Fame" and a charter member of the VT Association of Broadcasters "Hall of Fame." Most recently, Squier was named the "Citizen of the Year 2007" by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
 

 
 
 
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