WRMJ was a finalist for five broadcast awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association which were presented at the IBA Banquet in June in Normal:
- Best Newscast—Western Illinois Today News
- Best Community Service Activity—Brandon’s Awareness Run
- Best News Reporter—Jim Taylor
- Best Sportscaster—Jim Taylor
- Best Play-by-Play—Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor took the honors as Best Sportscaster in the Small Market Category and WRMJ received the award for Best Newscast with Western Illinois Today News.