WBHM 90.3 wins regional Edward R. Murrow awards

WBHM won awards in the categories Overall Excellence, Breaking News Coverage, News Series and Newscast.

stream wbhm murrow 2019logoPublic Radio WBHM 90.3 FM has won four regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

WBHM won awards in the categories Overall Excellence, Breaking News Coverage of the police shooting of 21-year-old Emantic Bradford Jr. in Hoover, News Series for its Senior Series and Newscast by Andrew Yeager.

A full list of award winners is here. Regional winners will now move on to compete in the national contest. 

WBHM 90.3 FM, a member-supported service of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is “Your NPR Station” and home to the Alabama Reading Service for the blind and print-impaired. WBHM’s news staff has produced consistently smart reporting over the course of the year to earn this prestigious recognition, says WBHM Executive Director Chuck Holmes.

“The news team has been persistent in its pursuit of important stories,” Holmes said. “They’ve put in long days, and they’ve shown a firm commitment to delivering solid local news coverage to our audience on air and online.”

The Radio Television Digital News Association has honored outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism. National winners, including Large and Small Digital News Organizations and Network News Organizations, will be announced in June.

WBHM’s programming and award-winning regional journalism can also be heard at WBHM.org or when you tell your smart speaker to “Play WBHM.” Follow the station @WBHM on Twitter, on Facebook and @WBHM903 on Instagram.