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90.7 WMFE Wins Five Florida AP Awards

90.7 WMFE WINS FIVE FLORIDA AP AWARDS

STORIES ABOUT HOW PULSE SHOOTING AFFECTED COMMUNITY DOMINATED THE AWARDS

ORLANDO — Central Florida public radio station 90.7 WMFE won two first place awards and three second place awards in the 2017 Florida AP Broadcasters Professional contest.

Stories about how the Central Florida community has been affected by the Pulse shooting represented three of the five awards. The other two awards were for stories on the environment and space. Listen to all of the award-winning stories by clicking the links below.

Winners were announced at the Florida AP Broadcasters Awards Gala in Orlando on April 14.

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

First Place: Feature | Hard News: Abe Aboraya, WMFE-FM, Orlando, “PTSD Lingers in First Responders After Pulse.” The judge wrote, “Very compelling story, well told. The story sheds light on a problem that is not getting enough attention.”

First Place: Feature | Light News: Amy Green, WMFE-FM, Orlando, “Florida’s Ghosts Forests a Sign of Sea Level Rise.”

Second Place: Feature | Light News: Brendan Byrne, WMFE-FM, Orlando, Meet the Everyday Astronaut”

Second Place: Public Affairs: Nicole Darden-Creston, WMFE-FM, Orlando, “Pulse: One Year Later.” The judge wrote, “An in-depth look at a story of great importance to the community and one that touched the nation. Provided interesting perspectives and showcased how a community came together to overcome such a vicious attack.”

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

View all of the winners here.

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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MEDIA INQUIRIES: Please contact Communications & Marketing Specialist Jenny Babcock at jbabcock@wmfe.org or 407-273-2300 ext. 112.



 

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