KYW Newsradio Wins Awards


List contains eight Pennsylvania Associated Press Awards, and one Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award

PHILADELPHIA – April 13, 2011 – KYW Newsradio 1060 won an exceptional eight Pennsylvania Associated Press Awards at the annual awards ceremony. Among the AP honors was the prestigious Joe Snyder Award for Outstanding News Service, awarded by the Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters Association to the best news service among major market radio stations in the state of Pennsylvania.

“Being able to provide listeners with Outstanding News Service is the foundation for KYW Newsradio’s success,” said Senior Vice President and CBS Radio Philadelphia Market Manager Marc Rayfield. “We are proud and honored to provide that service every day.”

On top of the Joe Snyder Award for Outstanding News Service, KYW Newsradio received four first place awards, two second place awards and the Sandy Starobin Award for Individual and Enterprise journalism, which is named for KYW’s late Harrisburg Bureau Chief. Complete details for all of these awards can be found below.

“Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Health Reform” won the Sandy Starobin Award, after all of the judges gave it the highest score possible, in the category of enterprise and individual reporting.

In addition to the Pennsylvania Associated Press Awards, KYW Newsradio recently received the award for excellence in Broadcasting for Outstanding Major Market Local Radio Newscast by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

Here is the full list of Associated Press awards:


KYW, Philadelphia


Sandy Starobin Award

KYW, Philadelphia

“Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Health Reform”

By: Pat Loeb, John Ostapkovich, Brad Segall & David Madden, Reporters; Dee Patel, News Director

The Entry: The new federal health reform legislation promises to please some, infuriate others, and confuse many. But hidden in those reams of new laws are some surprising tidbits. KYW Newsradio reporters uncover some of the surprises.

Judges’ Comments: Our judges gave this series of reports “all 10’s” based on KYW’s excellence in identifying how the new national health care bill affects local people and institutions.

2nd Place

KYW, Philadelphia

“Reinventing Your Career”

By: Mark Abrams, Pat Loeb & John McDevitt, Reporters; Dee Patel, News Director

The Entry: The recession has reduced available jobs in many industries forever. For some Philadelphia-area workers, it was the kick they needed to switch careers — and improve their options. A team of KYW Newsradio reporters came up with a step-by-step guide to surviving the 21st century job market.

Judges’ Comments: KYW did a fine job of providing its laid-off listeners with guidance on how to make themselves marketable — and eventually re-employed.


1st Place

KYW, Philadelphia

“The Duck Boat Accident”

By: KYW Newsradio Staff

The Entry: KYW Newsradio reporters are first to arrive at the scene of a deadly collision between a barge and a tourist boat in the Delaware River. (July 7, 2010)

Judges’ Comments: KYW did an outstanding job of getting on a very big story immediately. There was a sense of urgency without sounding panicked, and the background sound was excellent, although not planned.


1st Place

KYW, Philadelphia

“Disaster On The Delaware”

By: KYW Newsradio Staff

The Entry: KYW Newsradio’s coverage of a deadly collision on the Delaware River between a barge and a “Ride The Ducks” tourist boat. Covers the three-day period from our first report of the mishap to the recovery of the body of a second person killed in the accident.

Judges’ Comments: The KYW staff did an excellent job of quickly responding to a disaster and advanced the story line well with latest information while recapping for new tune-ins.


2nd Place

KYW, Philadelphia

“KYW Newsradio”

By: Steve Nikazy, Anchor; Greg Orlandini, Editor; Dee Patel, News Director; KYW Newsradio Reporting Staff

The Entry: An example of KYW Newsradio’s “All News. All The Time” coverage in a special “Reporters Roundup” newscast heard twice each weekday afternoon.

Judges’ Comments: KYW reporters demonstrated a firm grasp of local issues in delivering a fast-paced summary of what made this day unique and memorable.


1st Place

KYW, Philadelphia

“A Halladay Holiday”

By: Harry Donahue, Sports Anchor

The Entry: One of the 11 morning-drive sportscasts delivered each weekday by long-time KYW news and sports anchor Harry Donahue.

(From October 7, 2010)

Judges’ Comments: Nice job of capturing a big sports day in Philly.


1st Place

KYW, Philadelphia

“A Bugged Weather Forecast”

By: Meteorologist Elliot Abrams

The Entry: One of the daily KYW Newsradio weather updates presented live by AccuWeather meteorologist Elliot Abrams, who’s a bit bugged by the forecast. (From June 8, 2010)

Judges’ Comments: A unique way of spinning a forecast. Elliot knows how to make mundane weather entertaining.

About KYW Newsradio

KYW Newsradio has been providing the Greater Philadelphia region with “All News. All the Time.” since 1965. The station is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 134 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WYSP-FM, WPHT-AM, WIP-AM and WOGL-FM in Philadelphia.



7 responses to “KYW Newsradio Wins Awards

  1. No award for Brandon Brooks and his silly “Reeeeeeeeeeeeeewind” segment?

  2. No award for shortest reports, least information?

  3. KYW, bs station.

  4. I can listen to Steve Nikazy’s voice any day.

  5. Where is your coverage of Dan Blackman getting fired? He was with the BEE for 18 yrs. Huge loss for Philly radio.

  6. I have no idea why anyone has a need to listen to this station. Boring anchors, horrible reports, why karen phillips has a job is beyond me.
    Inaccurate traffic reports. Sports reports that do not hardly mention scores from other teams. there are teams in other cities that play baseball.
    Rant over. thanks for reading.

  7. hahahahahahahahahahahaha!
    I thought KYW was the reliable station in town!

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