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More Honors for WTAW

News/Talk 1620 WTAW has been recognized by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) with 23 awards for news and sports coverage and feature content during 2012.

Awards will be presented April 13 at the Headliners Club in Austin to News Director Bill Oliver, News Reporter Kat McMullen, Sports Director Kevin O’Connor, Web Developer Patrick Zeinert, former News Director Chace Murphy, retired Sports Director Tom Turbiville, and the A&M Consolidated High School football announcing team of Mike Wright, Mark Green, and Bob Wright.

WTAW received 7 first place, 10 second place, and 6 honorable mention (HM) awards.

WTAW is also a finalist for Best Newscast. That will be announced at the April 13 awards banquet.

WTAW completed in TAPB Radio Division B, which covers the state except for the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin markets.

2. Kevin O’Connor-Aired Dec. 14, 2012.
HM: Tom Turbiville-Aired June 26, 2012.

News Anchor or Anchor Team
2. Bill Oliver

1. Bill Oliver
2. Kat McMullen

2. Bill Oliver-Return of Off-Campus Bonfire

Specialty or Beat Reporting
1. Bill Oliver-Bryan City Government

Sports Play-by-Play
2. Mike Wright, Mark Green & Bob Wright-Consolidated High School Football

Spot News by a Station
1. Bill Oliver & Kevin O’Connor-Texas A&M Bomb Threat
2. Bill Oliver-Fidelity Street Shooting

Use of Actuality-Production
HM: Chace Murphy-Plaza Hotel Implosion

General Assignment
1. Bill Oliver-November 2012 Election Results
2. Bill Oliver-Opponents to Proposed Union Pacific Railyard
HM: Chace Murphy-United Way Problems

Sports Story or Sports Series
1. Bill Oliver-Fans at Texas A&M Football: First SEC Game
2. Bill Oliver-Bryan’s Olympians Return Home

Continuing Coverage
1. Bill Oliver & Chace Murphy-Texas A&M Outsourcing Jobs
2. Bill Oliver-Fidelity Street Shooting
HM: Bill Oliver-Kyle Field Expansion

2. staff led by Web Developer Patrick Zeinert.

Feature (Light)
HM: Kevin O’Connor-Kevin O’Connor Kommentary: Canadian Santa

Online/Special Content
1. Chace Murphy-Plaza Hotel Implosion
HM: Bill Oliver-Fans at Texas A&M Football: First SEC Game

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Posted by on Mar 1 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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