Radio Mercury Awards: party like it’s 1992.

In a replay of the early days of the awards, the Best in Show honors went to—drumroll—the Richards Group for its Motel 6 campaign, featuring laconic New Englander Tom Bodett ending each spot with, “We’ll leave the light on for you.” Radio old-timers may recall that in the very first radio Mercury awards season, in 1992, Best in Show went to—drumroll—the Richards Group for its Motel 6 campaign, featuring laconic New Englander Tom Bodett doing essentially the same commercial. You can listen to all of the winning commercials at http://www.radiomercuryawards.com/. Editor’s $0.02: We’re poking fun, but kudos to the Richards Group for finding ways to keep a classic updated and award-worthy, year after year.

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