CBS RADIO Stations Honored with 25 2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the winners of the 2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and 11 respected CBS RADIO stations received a total of 25 outstanding awards.

The prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards, named after the famed broadcast journalist, are selected by the RTDNA and have honored outstanding achievements in electronic journalism since 1971.  Recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow made standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

“It brings me great pride to see our stations recognized for their continued excellence in journalism,” said Andre Fernandez, President, CBS RADIO.  “Telling the stories that mean something to the local communities we serve has been a hallmark of CBS RADIO for decades, and that long standing commitment to our audience is the foundation upon everything we do as broadcasters.”

Stations in San Francisco and Philadelphia were honored with the Overall Excellence award for Large Market Radio stations.

Following are the winning stations and categories:

 

REGION 2:

Overall Excellence

KCBS

KCBS

San Francisco, CA

 

Newscast

KCBS 4PM News

KCBS

San Francisco, CA

 

Continuing Coverage

Valley Fire

KCBS

San Francisco, CA

 

News Series

Sex: The Age of Consent

KNX

Los Angeles, CA

 

Reporting: Hard News

Gubbio

KCBS

San Francisco, CA

 

REGION 4:

Newscast

WCCO Afternoon Report

WCCO-AM

Minneapolis, MN

 

Breaking News

Black and Blue

WCCO-AM

Minneapolis, MN

 

News Series

Tracking Danger: Minnesota’s Crude Reality

WCCO-AM

Minneapolis, MN

 

REGION 5:

Newscast

Total Information AM

KMOX

St. Louis, MO

 

Investigative Reporting

Who’s Judging the Judges?

KMOX

St. Louis, MO

 

REGION 6:

Newscast

KRLD Afternoon News

KRLD

Dallas, TX

 

Breaking News

Flood Emergency

KRLD

Dallas, TX

 

Continuing Coverage

Deadly Tornadoes

KRLD

Dallas, TX

 

REGION 7:

Newscast

8 a.m. Newscast, December 2, 2015

WBBM

Chicago, IL

 

Breaking News

Laquan McDonald

WBBM

Chicago, IL

 

News Series

Turning Point-Cuba in Transition

WBBM

Chicago, IL

 

REGION 10:

Newscast

WBZ 7AM Morning News

WBZ

Boston, MA

 

Breaking News

Baby Doe Identified

WBZ

Boston, MA

 

Continuing Coverage

MBTA Snow Woes

WBZ

Boston, MA

 

REGION 11:

Overall excellence

KYW

KYW

Philadelphia, PA

 

Newscast

Morning Drive Newscast Oct 21st 2015

WINS

New York, NY

 

Breaking News

Tragedy On Metro North

WCBS-AM

New York, NY

 

Continuing Coverage

The Amtrak Derailment: The Cause and The Aftermath

KYW

Philadelphia, PA

 

Writing

Xfinity Fightin’

KYW

Philadelphia, PA

 

REGION 12:

Use of Sound

SCOTUS Decides

WDCH (formerly WNEW)*

Germantown, MD

*Note: CBS RADIO also owns and operates WDCH-FM in Washington, D.C. The station is currently programmed by Bloomberg Radio through a Time Brokerage Agreement and features business news/talk.

 

A full list of winners can be found here at the RTDNA website.

 

 

ABOUT CBS RADIO 

CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including all of the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visitwww.cbsradio.com.