The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2015 Excellence in Media Award was given to Steve Bridge, Agribusiness Director at WFMB AM/FM, at the 2015 ICGA Annual Meeting. The award is given each year to a member of the media who promotes Illinois agriculture and specifically, Illinois corn and corn farmers, through their media coverage.
“Steve has been an important part of our communications in Illinois,” said Kenneth Hartman, Jr., immediate past president of the ICGA. “We are grateful for his commitment to always report agriculture in a way that is meaningful and relevant to Illinois farmers and the general public.”
Steve has kept central Illinois updated on the latest in agriculture since 2009. He hosts a daily show that includes the latest in agriculture news, weather and markets.
He has been recognized as an award winning reporter by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), Farm Credit Illinois and the Illinois Broadcasters Association.
Steve also reports on local news at Neuhoff Media, co-hosts a sports talk show and broadcasts high school sporting events. He is a Western Illinois University graduate and he lives in Springfield with his wife and two sons.