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WINS Honored With World Radio Day Award

Award is to a station that exemplifies the best attributes of the radio industry

Iconic all-news station WINS(AM) in New York was chosen by the Academy of Radio Arts and Sciences of America to receive the 2022 World Radio Day Award.

“1010 WINS” is famous as the station that launched a groundbreaking all-news format in 1965. Today it is owned by Audacy.

The honor commemorates World Radio Day, established by UNESCO and celebrated annually on Feb. 13.

This is the third annual award given to a U.S. radio station; last year’s recipient was WHRU at Hofstra University on Long Island, and the first was all-news station WTOP in Washington.

The award honors a U.S. station that exemplifies the best attributes of the radio industry. Recipients may be large or small, commercial or noncommercial, located in any market, and broadcasting in any language. The jury looks for stations that demonstrate ideals of localism, audience reach, community service, effective use of new digital platforms, diversity in program content and staffing, and financial and ratings success.

Jurors included representatives of trade publications, including Radio World; broadcast law firms; consultants; and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association.