Local15TV recently earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for “Overall Excellence” in recognition of its news production over the past year.
The award was the result of a 40-minute package of the NBC affiliate’s most impactful reporting and promos produced over the past year, as well as an entire ABBY Award-winning newscast that recently won “Best Newscast” from the Alabama Broadcasters Association.
“I am so proud of my team for what we — collectively — have accomplished. We are now recognized as one of the elite broadcasters in the country. We’re going to take a moment to soak it all in. This is a huge moment in everyone’s career,” News Director Bob Noonan said in an official release.
The Murrow Awards are considered among the most prestigious in journalism and “Overall Excellence” is the highest honor bestowed upon a news team.
From here WPMI’s regional-winning entry will advance to national judging, where it will face off against 12 other regional winners. Results should be announced in June.
Local radio favorite Johnna Farmer recently announced that she’ll soon be heard on iHeartRadio stations nationwide.
Farmer, whose show airs weekdays on WKSJ-FM from 9:30-11 a.m., announced on Facebook she would be taking on new, nationwide responsibilities with iHeart.
“I am happy to announce that I was recently offered and have accepted a new position within the company on top of my show at 95KSJ! By the end of the month I will be on iHeartCountry stations all over the United States!! This is a HUGE opportunity for a girl from Satsuma, Alabama, and I’m taking it on with an attitude of pure gratitude! I will have more details on the when and where very soon!” she wrote.
Farmer got her start in radio 11 years ago through a YouTube submission contest and has been with iHeartRadio in Mobile for almost three years.
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Nappie finals voting will begin in June and the awards will be announced at the end of July or in early August. We’re not yet sure if or how we’ll be able to host the usual ceremony, so stay tuned for that information.
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