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WTAW Recognized By Texas AP Broadcasters & Headliners Foundation

(L-R) Bill Oliver, Kat McMullen, & Kevin O'Connor holding 3 of the 9 first place plaques at the TAPB awards banquet.

(L-R) Bill Oliver, Kat McMullen, & Kevin O’Connor holding 3 of the 9 first place plaques at the TAPB awards banquet.

WTAW News, Sports, and the Web Wing were recognized Saturday by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) and the Austin-based Headliners Foundation.

For the fifth consecutive year, WTAW received the overall excellence award for TAPB member radio stations. That was based on 8 first place, 10 second place, and 6 honorable mention awards.

The Headliners Foundation, in separate judging, presented three awards. Bill Oliver was named Best Reporter, Oliver and Kevin O’Connor were recognized for Best Spot News, and Chace Murphy won for Best Online Special Content.

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

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

News Anchor or Anchor Team
2. Bill Oliver

Reporter
1. Bill Oliver
2. Kat McMullen

Documentary
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

Website
2. WTAW.com 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

Best Newscast
1. Chace Murphy

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Posted by on Apr 14 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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