CBS Radio News Does Well in Murrows

Overall national excellence honors also for WBAL(AM) and KFDI(FM/AM).
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Out of a dozen radio network/syndication categories, CBS Radio News took five in the latest Edward R. Murrow Awards honoring excellence in electronic journalism.

The Radio-Television News Directors Association announced winners.

In network radio, CBS Radio News was honored for Overall Excellence, Newscast, Spot News, Use of Sound and Writing, the latter for Dave Ross.

ABC News Radio, Mississippi Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio each won two Murrows; XM Satellite Radio also snagged one.

“Disaster coverage figured in many of the winning stories, both in radio and television, including reports on the Virginia Tech shootings and the Minneapolis Bridge collapse,” the RTDNA stated.

Awards will be presented at a dinner in October in New York.

Here is the full list of radio recipients:

RADIO NETWORK/SYNDICATION SERVICE
Overall Excellence: CBS Radio News
Continuing Coverage: ABC News Radio, Virginia Tech Shootings
Feature: Hard News: Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Emmett Till Apology
Feature Reporting: Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Kids Write the Blues
Investigative Reporting: NPR, Sexual Abuse of Native American Women
News Documentary: XM Satellite Radio, The Invisible: Children Without Homes
News Series: NPR, Rescuing the Wounded: Iraq to Germany
Newscast: CBS Radio News, News on the Hour
Sports Reporting: ABC News Radio, A Reason to Cheer
Spot News Coverage: CBS Radio News, Virginia Tech
Use of Sound: CBS Radio News, Bob Barker Retires
Writing: CBS Radio News, Dave Ross

RADIO: LARGE MARKET
Overall Excellence: WBAL(AM)
Continuing Coverage: KTAR(FM), Illegal Immigration
Feature Reporting: WNYC(FM), The Second Mom
Feature: Hard News: KGO(AM), The Golden Hour
Investigative Reporting: WTMJ(AM), Unlawful Restraint?
News Documentary: WBAL(AM), The Immortal Ironman
News Series: WBZ(AM), Teen Stress
Newscast: KIRO(AM), The Big Story @ 6
Sports Reporting: KMOX(AM), PlayBoys Pt. 4
Spot News Coverage: KRLD, North Texas Tornado
Use of Sound: KGO(AM), The Golden Hour
Web site: WTOP(AM/FM), wtopnews.com
Writing: WBZ(AM), Carl Stevens

RADIO: SMALL MARKET
Overall Excellence: KFDI(FM)/KFDI(AM)
Continuing Coverage: WVPS(FM), Climate Change
Feature Reporting: WFCR(FM), Love, War, and PTSD
Feature: Hard News: South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Fire Gel
News Documentary: WUOM(FM), Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riot
News Series: WSLU(FM), Farm to Farm, Family to Family
Newscast: WWL(AM)/FM, Grand Jury Clears Doctor Charged with Killing Katrina Patients
Sports Reporting: WMSI/WQJQ(FM), British Baseball Fan
Spot News Coverage: KFDI(FM)/KFTI(AM), Valley Center Explosion
Use of Sound: WRUF(AM), Game Security
Website: WAKR(AM), AkronNewsNow.com
Writing: WGLT(FM), Charlie Schlenker Compilation

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