Neuhoff Media Announces Channel 1450 Awards

Springfield, IL – Neuhoff Media and are pleased to announce the inaugural Channel 1450 Awards on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 6 p.m. at the Illinois Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. is also excited to present An Evening with Brian Barnhart and Deon Thomas that will take place during the event. Barnhart, also known as “The Voice of the Illini,” is the play-by-play announcer for both the University of Illinois football and basketball teams. Thomas, who is the all-time leading scorer for Illinois men’s basketball program, co-hosts the Illini basketball broadcasts with Barnhart.

The Awards will be a night to celebrate the achievements of local high school athletes during the 2021-2022 school year.

“We are excited to highlight these student athletes and continue our commitment to local high school sports coverage,” said Kevin O’Dea, General Manager of Neuhoff Media Springfield. “We are glad to shine the spotlight on their achievements as we continue our efforts in providing ‘media made locally’ throughout the area.”

The staff at will choose five finalists from several sports throughout the Central State Eight and other area conferences, with one winner coming from each category. Nominees will be announced at the end of each sports season on the website and social media pages. Winners will be announced at the event for each category. Winners will also be announced for Coach of the Year, Team of the Year and the UCB Cup.

Tickets to the event are $25 per person or $185 per table of eight. Visit for information and to purchase tickets. and Neuhoff Media would like to thank this year’s title sponsors for their support of local high school sports: Green Family Stores, Springfield Clinic, Stuller Inc. Steak ‘N Shake and United Community Bank.

For more information contact:

Bryan Groves, 217-528-3033

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