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Thunderbolt Receives HonorsThunderbolt Broadcasting in Union City took home four state honors in the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcast and Media Editors Awards Banquet held in Nashville. The event was held to honor exemplary journalistic work from media members in radio, newspaper and television in 2016.

KYTN/WQAK News Director Charles Choate was honored in the categories of "Best Newscaster", "Best Enterprise Story", "Best Light Feature" and "Best Weather Coverage". Over 1,000 submissions of work were received from across the state for this years event.

Choate and Thunderbolt Broadcasting President Paul Tinkle attended the ceremonies at the Nashville Marriott Vanderbilt.