ROANOKE, Va., May 17, 2011 – WVTF Public Radio / RADIO IQ claimed three first place awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association's 2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards program.
The winning entries and categories are
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.
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.