CBS Radio News, NPR Lead 2011 Murrow Award Winners
June 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM (PT)
The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION has announced the 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners. Radio winners were led by CBS RADIO NEWS with six overall including Overall Excellence, with NPR winning four and VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO's WVPS/COLCHESTER, VT taking home three. DAVE ROSS won two writing awards for both of his employers, winning the award for his CBS RADIO NEWS feature and for his work on BONNEVILLE Talk KIRO-F/SEATTLE.
This year's radio winners:
Radio Network/Syndication Service
Overall Excellence: CBS RADIO NEWS
Audio Breaking News Coverage: CBS RADIO NEWS, "Earthquake in HAITI"
Audio Continuing Coverage: CBS RADIO NEWS, "Disaster in the Gulf"
Audio Feature Reporting: ESPN, "THE SPORTING LIFE WITH JEREMY SCHAAP," "A Goal, A Ghost"
Audio Reporting: Hard News: NPR, "The Foreclosure Nightmare"
Audio News Documentary: PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL, "THIS AMERICAN LIFE," "Long Shot -- Hasta La Vista, Maybe"
Audio Investigative Reporting: NPR, "Home of Nursing Home: AMERICA's Empty Promise to Give the Elderly and Disabled a Choice"
Audio News Series: NPR -- YOUTH RADIO, "Trafficked: A YOUTH RADIO Investigation"
Audio Newscast: CBS RADIO NEWS, "CBS World News Roundup"
Audio Sports Reporting: ESPN, "OUTSIDE THE LINES," "Coach RANDOLPH"
Use of Sound: CBS RADIO NEWS, "Kids' Digital Day"
Web site: NPR
Writing: CBS RADIO NEWS, DAVE ROSS
Radio: Large Market
Overall Excellence: HUBBARD News WTOP/WASHINGTON
Audio Breaking News Coverage: ASTRAL MEDIA Talk CFRB-A/TORONTO, "G20 Black Block Party in TORONTO"
Audio Continuing Coverage: CBS RADIO News KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO, "Firestorm Follow-Up"
Audio Feature Reporting: HEARST Talk WBAL-A/BALTIMORE, "A Harrowing Experience"
Audio Reporting: Hard News: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS noncommercial KUT/AUSTIN, "Bernier Doctors on Healthcare Curran"
Audio Investigative Reporting: GREATER MEDIA Talk WBT-A-F/CHARLOTTE, "State Airplanes"
Audio News Documentary: MICHIGAN RADIO/ANN ARBOR, MI, "Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future"
Audio News Series: KUT, "NASA End of the Space Shuttle"
Audio Newscast: KSL BROADCASTING Talk KSL-A-F/SALT LAKE CITY, 9/20/10
Audio Sports Reporting: CITADEL Talk KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, "Cut Man"
Use of Sound: CBS RADIO News WCBS-A/NEW YORK, SEAN ADAMS
Web site: BOSTON UNIVERSITY noncommercial WBUR/BOSTON
Writing: BONNEVILLE Talk KIRO-F/SEATTLE, "Best of DAVE ROSS"
Radio: Small Market
Overall Excellence: CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WRVA-A/RICHMOND
Audio Breaking News Coverage: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORP. Talk WCHS-A/CHARLESTON, WV, "UPPER BOG BRANCH Mine Explosion"
Audio Continuing Coverage: ADX COMMUNICATIONS Talk WNRP-A/PENSACOLA, "Continuing Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill"
Audio Feature Reporting: MARSHFIELD BROADCASTING CO., INC. AC/Full Service WATD/MARSHFIELD, MA, "Down in the Dumps"
Audio Investigative Reporting: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO noncommercial KUNC/GREELEY, CO, "Sergeant LYNCH's War"
Audio Reporting: Hard News: CLEAR CHANNEL Country WMSI (MISS 103)-Oldies WQJQ (now WJDX-F (OLDIES 105.1))/JACKSON, MS, "Volunteer City"
Audio News Documentary: VERMONT PUBLID RADIO noncommercial WVPS/COLCHESTER, VT, "AFGHANISTAN's Other War"
Audio News Series: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY noncommercial WSHU/FAIRFIELD, CT, "Policing the Mentally Ill"
Audio Newscast: VOX COMMUNICATIONS GROUP Classic Hits WWUS (US 1)/BIG PINE KEY, FL, "Evening Edition"
Audio Sports Reporting: WITF, INC. noncommercial WITF/HARRISBURG, PA, "Beep Baseball"
Use of Sound: WVPS, "Night Patrol"
Web site: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP/AKRON, AKRONNEWSNOW.COM
Writing: WVPS, "An Appreciation for the Cluster Fly"