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KDKA Receives 2023 World Radio Day Award

Pittsburgh station recognized for exemplifying the best attributes of the radio industry

KDKA News Radio is the recipient of the 2023 World Radio Day Award for U.S. stations.

The World Radio Day Award honors a station that exemplifies the best attributes of the radio industry. This is the fourth annual award. The Pittsburgh news/talk station is owned by Audacy and can be heard at 100.1 FM and 1020 AM.

World Radio Day is celebrated annually on Feb. 13 in commemoration of the birth of United Nations Radio in 1946. This official international day was adopted by the 67th United Nations General Assembly in 2012. This year, the theme for the 12th edition of World Radio Day is “Radio and Peace.”

KDKA, recognized as the oldest licensed radio station in America, was preceded in winning the award by Audacy sister station 1010 WINS in New York, which received it last year. Other previous winners include WRHU at Hofstra University on Long Island and, the inaugural winner, WTOP in Washington, DC.

“We’re proud to join the list of iconic heritage brands that represent the very best the radio in industry has to offer,” said Michael Spacciapolli, senior vice president and market manager of Audacy Pittsburgh.

Inside the KDKA studio (photo via the Academy of Radio Arts and Sciences of America)

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Award jurors included representatives of Fletcher Heald & Hildreth, Radio Ink, The Weiss Agency, Talkers Magazine, McVay Media Consulting, Audacy and Radio World, which was represented by Editor in Chief Paul McLane.