KNGL-KBBE News Director Nick Gosnell was honored Monday during the McPherson City Commission meeting for his 10 years of covering the local news and broadcasting sporting events.
McPherson mayor Tom Brown read a proclamation in honor of Gosnell, who is leaving the station after this week to work for 580 WIBW AM-Radio in Topeka.
The proclamation read:
"On the occasion of your completing your service to the community of the City of McPherson and McPherson County as a reporter of community news and events with Davies Communications since 2005, including all the exciting ballgames and other sports events for McPherson High School and McPherson College, in addition to being the chairman of the 102nd All Schools Day;
"With great appreciation for your dedication to preserving the community spirit of McPherson Area Citizens for over the last 10 years and delivering community information and sports entertainment and excitement;
"Now therefore, I, Thomas Brown, Mayor of the City of McPherson, do hereby proclaim to the world, as well as the McPherson Community Monday, May 4th, as a Day of Celebration and Recognition for commitment and dedication shown by Mr. Nick Gosnell to the Citizens of McPherson.
"In witness thereof, I hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the City of McPherson to be affixed this 4th day of May, 2015."
Gosnell was surprised and humbled by the proclamation.
"I continue to be amazed at this community that I have been proud to call home," Gosnell said today. "Thank you to Mayor Tom Brown and the McPherson City Commission for this recognition. I appreciate their willingness to communicate through me to the public. Their transparency has made my work easy, I will miss the relationship we have built."
Gosnell has received numerous honors during his tenure, including the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Broadcaster of the Year in 2014. He also was recognized in 2013 as one of "Radio's Rising Stars."
Gosnell and his family — wife Pamela and sons, Ephram, Ezra and Ezekiel — will soon be relocating to Topeka. His final day at the radio station is Friday.