SIDNEY - The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual awards banquet Saturday night at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. 

The "roaring 20s" themed banquet honored accomplishments of people and businesses in 2021.

The News Channel Nebraska radio stations in Sidney, 987 The Big Boy and Cheyenne County Country, were honored with the "Business of the Year" award. The award represents a business that has had a positive impact on the county and other businesses.

Flood Communications bought KSID-FM and KSID-AM in 2019 and relocated the studios to downtown Sidney in April 2021. They relaunched the new stations with new names and formats in May 2021. 

"They immediately became the recognizable face for fun and information in the community," the Master of Ceremonies Don Davis read. "From partnering with other businesses to help them thrive, to hosting sweepstakes and big wheel races, this local business continues to show up for Cheyenne County."

Sales Manager Justin Richards, Office Manager Carla Orr and News Reporter Sara McCoy accepted the award and presented flower bouquets to Chamber CEO McKailie Carnahan-Kuhns, outgoing Board Chairman Brooke DeNovellis, and incoming Board Chairman Regina Narjes.

"We want to thank the Cheyenne County Chamber, board members, all the businesses in Cheyenne County, and all our listeners," Richards said. "We truly appreciate all the support, not only for throughout the last year, but for the last 70 years. We truly do like to have fun everyday and we couldn't do it without you." 

KSID first went on-air on June 1, 1952 in its original location Legion Park.