The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has recognized Michigan Radio as Public Radio Station of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. The recognition was announced Wednesday evening at the MAB’s annual Broadcast Excellence Awards held in Lansing.
In addition to being named Station of the Year, Michigan Radio also received seven “best in category” awards as well as six merit awards in recognition of the station’s hard news and feature reporting and news specials/public affairs programming, in addition to other categories.
Michigan Radio received MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards in the following categories:
- STATION OF THE YEAR (Public Radio Group 2)
Best in category
- HARD NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS STORY: “Victims confront Larry Nassar over sexual abuse,” Kate Wells
- NEWS SPECIAL OR PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM: “Longest-serving exoneree in US history “just glad to be free” after 47 years in prison,” Stateside, Joey Horan, Sarah Leeson, Emma Winowiecki
- NEWSCAST: Newscast: Nov 20, 2018 4:32 p.m.
- MARKETING MATERIALS & PROMOS: 70th anniversary
- MINI-DOCUMENTARY OR SERIES: PFAS
- MUSICAL PROGRAMMING: Mixtape on Stateside
- USE OF NEW MEDIA: “Living with the divide,” Anthony Brown & Sarah Cwiek
- COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Issues & Ale
- SPECIAL INTEREST & CULTURAL PROGRAMMING: Mornings in Michigan
- FEATURE/USE OF MEDIUM: “Auto show: Lifestyles of the rich and famous,” Tracy Samilton
- MARKETING MATERIALS & PROMOS: Summer 2018 listening
- MINI-DOCUMENTARY OR SERIES: “Why aren’t more Michigan veterans getting federal benefits?”
- NEW MEDIA: Believed website
The Broadcast Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in broadcasting by commercial and public television and radio stations in Michigan each year. All 2018 entries aired between January 1 and December 31, 2018. Michigan Radio competes in Group 2 of the Public Radio Broadcast Excellence Award Divisions, which is for stations with more than $2 million budget.