KYW NEWSRADIO REPEATS AP’S DESIGNATION AS PENNSYLVANIA’S ‘OUTSTANDING NEWS SERVICE’ WITH THE 2010 JOE SNYDER AWARD
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:
JOE SNYDER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING NEWS SERVICE
Sandy Starobin Award
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
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.
“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.
“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.