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90.7 WMFE FINALIST FOR FOUR FLORIDA AP AWARDS

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90.7 WMFE FINALIST FOR FOUR FLORIDA AP AWARDS

STORIES ABOUT HOW THE PULSE SHOOTING HAS AFFECTED THE COMMUNITY DOMINATE THE NOMINATIONS

ORLANDO — Orlando-based 90.7 WMFE is a finalist in the hard news feature, light news feature, public affairs and digital programming categories for the 2017 Florida AP Broadcasters Professional contest.

Stories about how the Central Florida community has been affected by the Pulse shooting represent three of the five nominations. Reporters Brendan Byrne and Amy Green are going head to head in the light news feature category.

Here are 90.7 WMFE’s finalists in the Radio I classification:

Feature | Hard News: Abe Aboraya, WMFE-FM, Orlando, “PTSD Lingers in First Responders After Pulse

Feature | Light News: Brendan Byrne, WMFE-FM, Orlando, “Meet the Everyday Astronaut”; Amy Green, WMFE-FM, Orlando, “Florida’s Ghosts Forests a Sign of Sea Level Rise.”

Public Affairs: Nicole Darden-Creston, WMFE-FM, Orlando, “Pulse: One Year Later”

Digital Programming: WMFE-FM, Orlando, “Life After Pulse/Orlando Un Año Después.”

View all of the finalists here. Winners will be announced at the Florida AP Broadcasters Awards Gala in Orlando on April 14.

About Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Association: 

APB is a not-for-profit organization made of various television, radio and digital stations who subscribe to the services of Associated Press. The mission of The Board of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters is to advocate the advancement of broadcast journalism through various means, including, but not limited to: Development and distribution of scholarships for broadcast journalism students who attend Florida institutions of higher education; organizing an annual college and professional awards contest and gala; coordinate networking and best-practice sharing opportunities among college and professional members. Visit http://www.floridaapawards.org to learn more.

About Community Communications Inc.:

Community Communications Inc. is a non-profit, member-supported, community-based public broadcasting company that operates 90.7 WMFE-FM, metro Orlando’s primary provider of NPR programming; 90.7-2 Classical; and since March 2018, 89.5 WMFV, public radio for The Villages, Leesburg and The Golden Triangle. Part of the community since 1980, Community Communications focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. Visit wmfe.org and wmfv.org for more information.

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