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90.7 WMFE finalist for 3 Florida AP awards



Stories by reporters Brendan Byrne, Abe Aboraya in running


ORLANDO — The Board of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters has announced the finalists for this year’s Florida AP Awards Contest. Orlando-based 90.7 WMFE is a finalist in three categories, including hard news feature, election coverage and sports feature.

Here are 90.7 WMFE’s finalists:



Feature | Hard News
Brendan Byrne | 90.7 WMFE | “Dispatchers Answer The Call During The Pulse Shooting”

Election Coverage
90.7 WMFE and WUSF Newsroom Staff | WMFE-FM | “Florida’s I-4 Corridor”

Sports Feature
Abe Aboraya | 90.7 WMFE | “Never Give Up: A Paralyzed Surfer Rides The Waves”

This year, the Board received a record 536 entry submissions from 38 broadcast organizations. Entries feature news, sports, and weather stories from 2016.

Winners will be announced on April 8.

ABOUT FLORIDA ASSOCIATED PRESS BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION: The Associated Press is a nonprofit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States. Visit http://discover.ap.org/contests/florida to learn more.

ABOUT 90.7 WMFE: 90.7 WMFE 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; and 90.7-2 Classical. Part of the community since 1980, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. Visit wmfe.org to learn more.

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