South Carolina Public Radio wins five first-place awards

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Public Radio (SCPR) this weekend received five first-place awards – four from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) and one from the Associated Press (AP). Those two organizations hosted a joint convention and luncheon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, October 26 to announce and recognize all of this year’s awards recipients.

From the RTDNAC, SCPR received a first-place award in the Breaking News category for coverage of Hurricane Florence; a first-place award in the Entertainment category for Tut Underwood’s piece entitled, “Re-Release of ‘Uncle Walt’s Band’ Celebrates Influential South Carolina Vocal Trio”; a first-place award in the Health-Medicine category for Thelisha Eaddy’s piece entitled, “Greer Parent Advocates for Infant Vaccinations, Wins National Award”; and a first-place award in the Series category for Victoria Hansen’s “Pondering Plastic: Wildlife, Bans & Trash” series.

From the AP, SCPR received a first-place award for Outstanding News Operation (South Carolina), as well as a second-place award in the Multimedia Package category for Scott Morgan’s piece entitled, “How Social Media (and Coffee) are Changing Deaf Culture in South Carolina.”


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Now in its 47th year of broadcasting, SCPR reaches more than 300,000 listeners each week. With eight transmitters located across the state, the network offers two formats – News/Talk and News/Music. For more on SCPR, visit www.southcarolinapublicradio.org.

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“Our primary goal is to be a resource to the people of this state; and, with these accolades, it’s clear that we’re doing just that. I’m so proud of our remarkable radio team that worked hard to bring these and other important news stories to light over the last year. Because of their efforts, the citizens of South Carolina are more informed about the important issues facing our state.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

FIVE FAST FACTS:

SCPR this weekend received five first-place awards – four from the RTDNAC and one from the AP.
The awards recipients were announced and recognized on Saturday, October 26 at an RTDNAC and AP convention and luncheon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.
Among the awards received were a first-place award for Outstanding News Operation (South Carolina) from the AP and a first-place award in the Breaking News category for the network’s coverage of Hurricane Florence.
Now in its 47th year of broadcasting, SCPR reaches more than 300,000 listeners each week.
For more on SCPR, visit www.southcarolinapublicradio.org.
About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio
South Carolina ETV is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and diverse digital properties, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. SCETV currently presents "Carolina Classrooms," "A Chef’s Life," "Expeditions," "Making it Grow," "Palmetto Scene," "Reel South," "This Week in South Carolina," "Yoga in Practice" and "Live from Charleston Music Hall" on public television in addition to the national radio production, Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.

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Jeremy Cauthen
jcauthen@scetv.org
803-737-3433


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