Monday, June 2, 2008

Congratulations, newsies!

Big congratulations to my fellow Maritime newsies who won recognition at the Radio & Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Atlantic awards in Fredericton on the weekend.

News 95.7 won the Gord Sinclair award for Live Special Events coverage for our weekend-long tracking of extra-tropical storm Noel. You may remember some mention of it on this blog back when it was happening. I was the man-in-the-storm guy, reporting on outside weather conditions as they happened, and providing some comic relief. My thanks go out to Amanda for lending me her raincoat (which didn't stop me from getting soaked) on the Saturday, and driving me all over the place to get great stories the day after the storm. Way to go, team!

Our Moncton station News 91.9 got the Honourable Mention in that category.

Saint John affiliate News 88.9 picked up an Honourable Mention for News Information Program for The Big Fish -- coverage of the RCMP capturing one of America's Most Wanted.

Regular Bigasssuperstar.com reader Jason White received the Honourable Mention in the Charlie Edward Award for Spot News. Shortly after joining us in Halifax, he was sent out to a column of smoke rising from buildings several blocks from the station. He spent a freezing afternoon giving us compelling reports on the fiery destruction of the North End Diner.

Great work, everyone! The Atlantic Regional winners go on to compete for the RTNDA National Awards to be presented at the RTNDA National Conference in Ottawa on June 21.

1 comment:

  1. How does an extra-tropical storm differ from an "ordinary" tropical storm?

    Either way, Go News 95.7!!!

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