Thursday, March 16, 2017

D/FW Radio: WBAP, KLIF News Win Major TAPB Awards

Cumulus Media has announced that its Dallas radio stations WBAP 820 AM and KLIF 570 AM have won multiple awards in the 2016 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) Contest.

WBAP captured 1st Place for Spot News by a Station for its coverage of the July 7th Police Ambush. WBAP also received an Honorable Mention for Continuing Coverage.

For the third consecutive year, KLIF’s Dave Williams and Amy Chodroff won 1st Place for News Anchor/Anchor Team. WBAP’s Brian Estridge received 1st Place for Sports Play-by-Play.

Forty-seven stations submitted 788 entries in the annual contest, which featured newscasts, sportscasts, features, weathercasts, spot news and video from 2016. The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States.

Dan Bennett, Regional Vice President, Dallas/Houston, Cumulus Media, said: “We are all extremely proud of our news team, News Director Freda Ross and Program Director Kevin Graham.  These awards speak to them and the talent in our newsroom.  The awards honor a team that brings their news “A” game every day.”

Click Here for the full list of winners.

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