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WVTF-Public Radio / RADIO IQ receives six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards


ROANOKE, Va., April 16, 2010 – WVTF Public Radio / RADIO IQ claimed six first place awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association's 2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards program.

Connie Stevens and Sandy Hausman were the reporters, editors, and producers responsible for all six winning entries. The winning entries and categories are:

WVTF/RADIO IQ Program Director Rick Mattioni credits a strong team for generating so many winning entries.

Mattioni said, "It starts with the assignment, or the concept of producing a story or program and it ends with excellent writing, production, and presentation. I am truly proud of what we have been able to achieve using our resources to provide the best in quality public radio journalism to our listeners as confirmed by the six Murrow awards won by our dedicated and professional news team."

The regional awards program covers media outlets in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Delaware. Regional winners automatically become eligible for the national awards competition, which will be judged in early June. The national Edward R. Murrow Awards will be presented on Oct. 11 at the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Awards Dinner in New York.

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession. RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTNDA represents local and network news professionals in broadcasting, cable, and other digital media in more than 30 countries.

Services of Virginia Tech, WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ are listener-supported National Public Radio member stations. They broadcast locally and nationally produced classical and jazz music programs; NPR and BBC news shows, and locally produced journalism, conversation, information, and other cultural and entertainment programs. The stations cover central southwest, and southern Virginia, plus parts of North Carolina and West Virginia. Primary frequencies include, 89.1 FM  for WVTF Public Radio in Roanoke and Blacksburg, 89.7 FM for RADIO IQ in Roanoke and 1260 AM for RADIO IQ in Blacksburg, 89.7 FM and 89.3 FM  for WVTF in Charlottesville, 88.5 FM  for RADIO IQ in Charlottesville, 92.5 FM for RADIO IQ in Richmond, and 88.3 FM for RADIO IQ in Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg. 

For a complete listing of signals from Staunton to Greensboro and Richmond to Bristol, visit WVTF online.