WTOP, WBAL, CBS Radio News Among National Headliner Award Winners
March 31, 2014 at 4:47 AM (PT)
THE PRESS CLUB OF ATLANTIC CITY has announced its annual NATIONAL HEADLINER AWARDS, and the winners of radio categories included:
- Radio stations newscast, all markets: First Place: HUBBARD News WTOP/WASHINGTON, “SEPTEMBER 17th, 7 a.m.” (No second or third place awards given)
- Radio stations breaking news or continuing coverage of a single news event: First place, WTOP, “WASHINGTON NAVY YARD”; Second Place: CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO, “CHICAGO Public Schools Coverage,” LINDA LUTTON, BECKY VEVEA AND CATE CAHAN; Third Place: IDEASTREAM News-Talk WCPN (90.3 IDEASTREAM)/CLEVELAND, “The ARIEL CASTRO Case.”
- Radio stations feature or human interest story, all markets: First Place and Grand Award: HEARST News-Talk WBAL-A/BALTIMORE, "MARYLAND's Day at the Races,” SCOTT WYKOFF; Second Place: WTOP, “United Pets”; Third Place: WTOP, “VE Day.”
- Radio stations documentary or public affairs: First Place: WBEZ, “Heroin Supply Chain Stretches from MEXICO,” CHIP MITCHELL AND CATE CAHAN; Second Place: WBAL, “The Game Change,” ANNE KRAMER; Third Place: ALABAMA PUBLIC RADIO, “Civil Rights Radio,”
- ELIZABETH BROCK and PAT DUGGINS.
- Radio stations news series: First Place: WTOP, "Spy in the Sky”; Second Place: WTOP, “Troubled Waters”; Third Place: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY News-Talk WAMU/WASHINGTON, “Deals for Developers,” PATRICK MADDEN AND JULIE PATEL.
BROADCAST RADIO NETWORKS & SYNDICATORS NEWSCAST
- Newscast: First Place: CBS RADIO NEWS, “CBS WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP,” STEVE KATHAN AND PAUL FARRY. (No second or third place awards given)
- Breaking news or continuing coverage: First Place: CBS RADIO NEWS, “BOSTON MARATHON Bombings”; Second Place: COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO, “COLORADO Flooding”; Third Place: WALL STREET JOURNAL RADIO NETWORK, “Government Shutdown,” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THIS MORNING staff.
- Feature or human interest story: First Place: ROUND EARTH MEDIA AND MARLON BISHOP ROUND EARTH MEDIA, “MEXICO Uncovered: An Orchestra of Guns”; Second Place: COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO, “Students Sway to Saxphone during 'Silent' Lunch,” JENNY BRUNDIN AND JUDITH SMELSER; Third Place: DEUTSCHE WELLE, “Hinduism has a temple to call home – in SWITZERLAND,” TONY GANZER.
- Documentary or public affairs: First Place: COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO, "COLORADO MATTERS." (No second or third place awards given)
- News series: First Place: CBS RADIO NEWS, “Drones: Invading Our Skies and Our Personal Space,” BARRY BAGNATO; Second Place: COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO, “How a Student Lost and Found Hope: DAJINA BELL,” JENNY BRUNDIN, KELLEY GRIFFIN and JUDITH SMELSER; No Third Place award.
In the Online Division for Radio, WTOP took first place for WTOP.COM, with MARKETWATCH RADIO NETWORK's MARKETWATCH.COM taking second place and KENT STATE UNIVERSITY News-Talk WKSU/KENT, OH's WKSU.ORG in third place.