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—Brandons 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.