Wow. Bob Ballou is Bob Popular. Not only did he win the A-List vote for Best Sportscaster a few months back, he’s the winner, if barely, of the Best Media Newcomer tally. He won an astounding 48 percent of the vote, which is all the more impressive when you consider that Artstrada magazine earned 47 percent! A lot of people voted on this one, folks.
Formerly of San Antonio, Ballou replaced former sports anchor Skip Baldwin. From what we hear, Ballou is pretty civic-minded, which might have helped attract the heavy voting patterns. For its part, Artstrada just held its launch party at the Mohawk. Sorry we missed it.
Everybody else took a disappointing 1 percent or less: “Bucky & Bob: The Talk of Austin” on 98.1 KVET and 1300 The Zone; KVUE meteorologist Meghan Danahey; “Big Boy’s Neighborhood’ on Beat 104.9”; Austin Chronicle’s Off the Record withAustin Powell; “Your Time with Kim Iverson” on Mix 94.7; Paul Saucido’s “Rock y Roll Radio”; L Style G Style magazine; La Que Buena 104.3 F; and Odic Force magazine.
Write-ins: Dan Cofer of “Punk Melody” on KOOP radio, David Herrera of KAKW Univision 62, Charlie Hodge’s halftime show on KLBJ-FM, Leslie Montoya of KAKW Univision 62.