90.7 WMFE wins three 1st place Florida AP Awards
90.7 WMFE WINS THREE 1ST PLACE FLORIDA AP AWARDS
AWARD-WINNING WORK BY REPORTERS BRENDAN BYRNE, ABE ABORAYA, CATHERINE WELCH, AMY GREEN & RENATA SAGO
ORLANDO — The Board of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters announced the winners of this year’s Florida AP Awards Contest on Saturday, April 8. Orlando-based 90.7 WMFE won first place in all three nominated categories, including hard news feature, election coverage and sports feature.
WMFE is in the Radio I division of the statewide contest.
Here are 90.7 WMFE’s winners:
FIRST PLACE | Feature | Hard News
Brendan Byrne | 90.7 WMFE | “Dispatchers Answer The Call During The Pulse Shooting”
Judge’s comment: In depth and compelling content. Congratulations.
FIRST PLACE | Election Coverage
90.7 WMFE and WUSF Newsroom Staff | WMFE-FM | “Florida’s I-4 Corridor”
This series was the brainchild of 90.7 WMFE’s news director, Catherine Welch. WMFE reporters Amy Green, Brendan Byrne and Renata Sago contributed to it, along with reporters from WUSF.
FIRST PLACE | Sports Feature
Abe Aboraya | 90.7 WMFE | “Never Give Up: A Paralyzed Surfer Rides The Waves”
“It is an honor to receive recognition from the AP for the high-quality work that comes out of this extremely talented newsroom,” 90.7 WMFE News Director Catherine Welch said.
This year, the Board received a record 536 entry submissions from 38 broadcast organizations. Entries feature news, sports, and weather stories from 2016.
For all the winners, visit discover.ap.org/contests/florida.
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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