88.7 The Bridge (WKNZ-FM) morning show hosts Bill & Denise have won the 2017 Best of Delaware Award in the Best DJ’s Downstate category by Delaware Today magazine.
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Bill Sammons and Denise Harper started doing radio together in 1991, and were reunited in 2010 when 88.7 The Bridge was launched, serving Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware, plus South Jersey and a portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Earlier this year, The Bridge expanded to cover most of the Delmarva Peninsula when it purchased WICO, 92.5 FM in Pocomoke City, MD. A new translator at 94.3 FM in Ocean City, MD is expected to launch in early July.
The Morning Show with Bill and Denise is a positive alternative that focuses on stories that encourage people, according to Sammons. “We try to provide 4 hours of music and talk that produces a calming effect in a world that often feels chaotic”, he said. Harper said “our morning show is never angry or divisive, and we try to provide a positive atmosphere for families. Our goal is to connect and unite people rather than divide them.”
88.7 The Bridge is a former winner of Best Radio Station Downstate, and has won other awards including small market Station of the Year from the Christian Music Broadcasters Association. The station streams live on its website at 887thebridge.com.