WGNO-TV “God Bless Louisiana” Campaign Named TV Station Promotion of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters

WGNO-TV “God Bless Louisiana” Campaign Named TV Station Promotion of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters

Station Campaign receives 2013 Prestige Award


WGNO-TV, the ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans area, was awarded the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters’ 2013 Prestige Award for the “TV Station Promotion Of The Year” for WGNO’s “God Bless Louisiana” campaign.

The award was given by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters on Thursday Feb 28th at their annual Prestige Awards luncheon in Baton Rouge. Founded in 1948, the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters is the only state-wide organization dedicated, solely, to promoting and protecting the interests of Louisiana’s Broadcast Industry.

WGNO-TV’s “God Bless Louisiana” is an ongoing campaign that showcases the resiliency, life and culture that permeates the people and area of Louisiana.  The campaign started with spots that focused on hardship and hope post Katrina. It has then progressed to highlight other facets of Louisiana life such as religion, the importance of family, schools and the uniqueness of Louisiana cuisine.

“We are very proud of our “God Bless Louisiana” campaign and are pleased that it has been recognized with this award.  Awards or not, WGNO-TV is passionate about “God Bless Louisiana” and we will continue tell the Louisiana story through heartfelt words and beautiful images,” said John Cruse, WGNO-TV VP/General Manager.

“We’re just incredibly grateful to the wonderful people of Louisiana for providing us the inspiration and backdrops to continue on this amazing storytelling journey,” said Jeff Funk, WGNO-TV Creative Director.


WGNO is the ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area, as well as parts of southern and coastal Mississippi. It is home to the popular and eccentric “News with a Twist” at 5 and 6PM, the Award Winning “God Bless Louisiana” campaign and all of your favorite ABC shows. WGNO, which launched as WWOM in 1967, becoming WGNO in 1969, currently airs 22 ½ hours of locally produced news and informational programming every week (23 ½ hours in the fall when Friday Night Football is on). For more information, please visit http://wgno.com.

TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. TRIBUNE MEDIA is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in 72 million households, Tribune Studios, and Tribune Digital Ventures, including the websites Zap2it and TVByTheNumbers, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. TRIBUNE MEDIA also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media.

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Jessica Bellucci