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Rogers Radio Stations Honoured with Nine Prestigious 2013 Edward R. Murrow Awards

 

– 680News wins a record eight awards, including the esteemed award for ‘Overall Excellence’ in the category of Large Market Radio for the fifth year in a row –

– 570 News in Kitchener receives its third award for ‘Best Website’ in the category of Small Market Radio –

 

TORONTO (April 18, 2013) – As announced today in Washington D.C. by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), Rogers Radio was honoured with nine international 2013 Edward R. Murrow awards for news excellence.  Taking home a record–breaking eight awards, including the esteemed award for ‘Overall Excellence’ in Large Market Radio,  680Newsreceived more accolades than any other radio or television media outlet in the Toronto market. Rounding out the total wins for Rogers Radio, Kitchener’s 570 News won for ‘Best Website’ in the Small Market Radio category.

 

These awards are a testament to the industry leadership of the Rogers Radio team - who continue to push the boundaries to deliver engaging, relevant, and comprehensive local, regional and national stories to our audiences each and every day,” said Paul Ski, Chief Executive Officer, Rogers Radio.

 

Among the broad scope of awards received, 680News’s honours include recognition for the station’s coverage of ‘Breaking News’ in the category of Large Market Radio for the shooting in Toronto’s Danzig community, and the station’s lively feature on international pop star Psy’s performance at the Bills in Toronto halftime show at the Rogers Centre. In the category of ‘Writing,’ 680News’s Peter Gross took a creative approach when writing a story on the significance of the number 61 in the world of sports in his report on Day 61 of the NHL Lockout.

 

The Radio Television Digital News Association, based in Washington, 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.

 

Rogers Radio wins for Edward R. Murrow Awards:

 

Overall Excellence

680News (Radio, Large Market)

 

Newscast

680News - December 10, 2012 at 9 a.m. (Radio, Large Market)

 

Breaking News
680News - Danzig Shooting (Radio, Large Market)

 

Continuing Coverage

680News - Eaton Centre Shooting (Radio, Large Market)

 

Feature Reporting

680News - Psy, Half Time Style (Radio, Large Market)

 

Use of Sound

680News - Argos Win Grey Cup (Radio, Large Market)

 

Writing

680News - The Number 61 (Radio, Large Market)

 

Broadcast Affiliated Website

680News.com

 

Website

570News.com (Radio, Small Market)

 

Social Media Links:

680News Official Website 680News.com
Like 680News on Facebook
Follow 680News @680News
570 News Official Website
570News.com

Like 570 News on Facebook

Follow 570 News @570News

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About Rogers Media Inc.   
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment.  Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada; television properties include seven City stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet World), and The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service.  Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications.  Rogers Media's suite of digital assets reaches 17 million unique visitors per month through more than 1,000 premium owned + exclusive and extended network sites.  Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.

 

For further information:

Charmaine Khan, Rogers Radio, charmaine.khan@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3071


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