Michigan Radio received eleven awards last night from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for achievement in broadcasting during 2014. Several of the awards recognized Michigan Radio’s State of Opportunity project, the station’s multi-year initiative looking at what can be done to improve opportunities for Michigan’s most disadvantaged children.
Michigan Radio received five first place “Best in Category” awards and six Merit awards in recognition of the station’s feature reporting, news series and news special/public affairs programs, in addition to other categories.
Michigan Radio received MAB awards in the following categories:
First Place- Best in Category
- Station of the Year: Michigan Radio
- News Special or Public Affairs Program: “The Big Test” – Dustin Dwyer/State of Opportunity
- Mini Documentary or Series: “One Company’s Toxic Legacy” – Rebecca Williams, Mark Brush, Lindsey Smith
- Feature/Use of Medium: “A School That Helps Kids Step Into Their Best Selves” – Zak Rosen/State of Opportunity
- New Media: Michigan Radio Use of New Media: MichiganRadio.org website
- Special Interest-Cultural Programming: Stateside with Cynthia Canty
- News Special or Public Affairs Program: “Finding Home” – Jennifer Guerra/State of Opportunity
- Feature/Use of Medium: “The Sweater Wearing Pirates of the Great Lakes” – Rebecca Williams/MI Curious
- Hard News & Current Events Story: “Toxin Shuts Down Toledo Water System”
- Newscast: Newscast, 2-7-14
- Marketing Materials: “Come Over Here, I Want To Show You Something”
The Broadcast Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in broadcasting by Michigan television and radio stations each year. All entries aired between January 1 and December 31, 2014. Michigan Radio competes in Group 2 of the Broadcast Excellence Award Divisions, which is for stations with more than $2 million budget. The awards were announced Wednesday evening at the MAB’s annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing.