The WLNX play-by-play duo of Nik Jackson and Adam Hoffman is the best student sports broadcast announcing team in Illinois.
Jackson and Hoffman were awarded First Place in the category of “Best Radio/TV Live Game Sports Broadcast” in the Illinois Broadcasters Association Student Silver Dome Awards, announced Friday, September 28, at DePaul University in Chicago.
The WLNX broadcast of the Lincoln College women’s basketball game against Illinois Central College on January 24, 2018, was the winning entry. The other two finalists were from Illinois State University and DePaul University.
Jackson is a graduate of Lanphier High School in Springfield, while Hoffman graduated from AC Central in Ashland.
“Nik is a fantastic sports broadcaster,” said John Malone, WLNX General Manager. “He’s been nominated multiple times. He keeps getting better and better. Plus, we finally landed on the perfect partner in Adam Hoffman to round out the broadcast team. I’m looking forward to two more seasons with this duo intact…along with more awards!”