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Meet the Top People in Media Making Delaware Unique in 2022

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Our readers nominated and voted on the top people, radio personalities, and other media in the First State. Here are the winners.

PEOPLE & MEDIA

Landscape Photographer

Editors: Gandhi Hurwitz

Looking at a beautiful vista is something everyone can appreciate. Being able to capture a vibrant sunset as it ripples across the sky is an art form. Gandhi Hurwitz has that sort of eye. The way he captures raw and rare beauty makes you want to step into the moment—or at least hang it in your home.

Sean Kelley Art & Friends, 42 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 703-966-6520; gandhihurwitz.com

Musical Artist

Downstate, Readers: Judy Sings the Blues

841-4865; judysingstheblues.com

Upstate, Readers: Sug Daniels

facebook.com/Sug-Daniels-105893828222398

Sug Daniels, who received a Best of Delaware people and media award for best musical artist

If Delaware had a musical award, you’d give it to singer-songwriter Sug Daniels, known for her blend of emotional funk, soul and rock. Courtesy of Sug Daniels.

Party Band

Editors: Jellyroll

A charity event or wedding just isn’t a party until Jellyroll takes the stage. The musicians are polished, professional and personable. The band is so well-known that they’ve performed at the White House, and gents will undo their bow ties at even the stuffiest gala. Not surprisingly, Motown, jazz and soul are the horn band’s specialties. But you can boogie down to everything from the Top 40 pop to disco hits.

To book, visit
bvtlive.com/band/jellyroll-band.

Radio Personality

Downstate, Readers: DJ Tim Colfer

7 S. 1st St., Rehoboth Beach; 401-9991; radiorehoboth.com

Upstate, Readers: Kelli Steele, Delaware First Media

1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover; 857-7096; delawarepublic.org

Radio Station for Music

Downstate, Readers: 99.1 FM Radio Rehoboth

7 S. 1st St., Rehoboth Beach; 401-9991; radiorehoboth.com

Upstate, Readers: 91.7 FM WMPH

5201 Washington St., Wilmington; 762-3671; WMPH.net

Radio Station for News

Downstate, Readers: 99.1 FM Radio Rehoboth

7 S. 1st St., Rehoboth Beach; 401-9991; radiorehoboth.com

Upstate, Readers: 91.1 FM WDDE

1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover; 857-7096; delawarepublic.org

Radio Talk Show Host

Downstate, Readers: Jeff Balk, 99.1 FM Radio Rehoboth

7 S. 1st St., Rehoboth Beach; 401-9991; radiorehoboth.com

Upstate, Readers: Rick Jensen, WDEL

2727 Shipley Road, Wilmington; 660-3454; wdel.com

Social Media Influencer

 

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Editors: Samantha Styled

Samantha Hemphill, of Kent County, is what they call a “micro-influencer.” Hemphill showcases her attainable style and daily life to 6,000-plus Instagram followers. Along the way, followers get glimpses of her most-frequented local spots and capital city landmarks. Followers gravitate toward her authenticity and transparency. Earlier this year, she even began sharing her experiences with IVF to help other women on their own journey.

Follow @samanthastyled on IG.

Related: These Best of Delaware Award Winners Make the First State Great

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