Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bay Area Radio: KCBS Wins National Headliner Award

Entercom is the proud recipient of a National Headliner Award, presented by The Press Club of Atlantic City. All-News KCBS 740 AM / 106.9 FM, The Bay Area’s News Leader, was awarded first place in the “Best Breaking News or Continuing Coverage (Radio)” category for “California on Fire,” a compilation of coverage surrounding the 2018 wildfires in Yosemite, Redding, Mendocino and Lake Counties, and Paradise, along with follow-up coverage of the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa.

The station’s entry included reports by Holly Quan, Jenna Lane, Doug Sovern, Megan Goldsby and Jeffrey Schaub, and was anchored by Stan Bunger. This marks the second consecutive year KCBS All News has been recognized with this honor. The award comes ahead of the station’s May celebration of its 51st year anniversary as an all-news station.

The National Headliner Awards program was founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City. Now in its 85th year, the program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry. Since the first awards in 1935, more than 2,600 Headliner medallions have been presented to outstanding writers, photographers, daily newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, radio and television stations and networks, and news syndicates.

Complete audio of the station’s winning entry “California on Fire” can be found here.

A full list of the National Headliner Award winners can be found here.

Earlier this week, KCBS Radio proudly won two Gracie Awards for reporting on the 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County, which killed more people and destroyed more buildings than any in the state's history.

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