Friday, May 21, 2004

Dimino Wins Atlanta Sports Council Media Honor

ATLANTA (May 19, 2004) – 790 The Zone’s radio host Chris Dimino today was named the 2004 recipient of the Atlanta Sports Council’s Furman Bisher Award for Sports Media Excellence. The award is given annually to the Atlanta media representative whose work, over the last year, has continually exhibited the utmost in professionalism and consistent quality of coverage of local and regional sports.

The award was presented to Dimino at the Atlanta Sports Council’s annual media and member golf outing at Hamilton Mill Club in Dacula, Ga.

“Chris’s ability to engage his co-hosts, sports personalities and call-in listeners in great debate and lively discussion is astounding,” said Gary Stokan, Atlanta Sports Council president. “His interviewing skills are second-to-none, developing a great rapport with his guests and not shying away from the tough questions or topics.”

Chris Dimino is co-host of “The Big Show,” 790 The Zone’s number-one-rated afternoon drive sports talk show. Chris is widely regarded as the station’s most knowledgeable host and is one of the best interviewers in the business. He is also the host of Budweiser’s “Hardball,” 790 The Zone’s Braves pre-game show. As the lone host for Hardball, Dimino’s thorough knowledge of baseball is invaluable as he keeps Atlantans apprised of the state of baseball both on and off the field. Dimino joined 790 The Zone in April of 1997.

This marks the fifth year of the award. Past winners include Chuck Dowdle of WSB-TV, Tony Barnhart of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fred Kalil of WXIA-TV and Furman Bisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Atlanta Sports Council promotes the value of sports growth in Atlanta and Georgia by acting as an authority on the economic impact, visibility and quality of life issues associated with sports. Its mission is to lead, organize and support sports development with the goal of building Atlanta’s reputation as the Sports Capital of the World.


Matt Garvey

Director of Communications

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