Radio News Website, Other Local Connections In Murrow Awards

A hearty congratulations to Akron’s Rubber City Radio for a much-deserved award.

The local radio company’s extensive local news website, AkronNewsNow.com, has received an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Quoting the local site’s own article on the award, written by Rubber City VP/Information Media Ed Esposito:

AkronNewsNow.com was judged best news website for the category covering radio stations in markets 51+ for the Murrow Award. The Murrow Awards program is administered by the Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), the world’s largest association of electronic journalists.

AkronNewsNow is in very good company. The large market award winner in the same category is WTOPNews.com, the site run by well-respected Bonneville all-news outlet WTOP-FM/Washington DC.

And one other Murrow award has a local connection as well.

The small market Radio Documentary prize went to the University of Michigan’s WUOM/Ann Arbor MI, for a report on the anniversary of the Detroit riots.

WUOM’s news director is Vincent Duffy, a name which should be very familiar to regular OMW readers.

Duffy was program director at Kent-based public radio outlet WKSU/89.7 until April of last year, when he went to Ann Arbor to run the newsroom at “Michigan Radio”.

Duffy was also WKSU’s news director for many years before taking the programming reins, and hosted WNEO/45-WEAO/49 “PBS 45 & 49″‘s “NewsNight Akron”…

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