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Michigan Radio wins nine Michigan Associated Press Awards

Michigan Radio received nine awards for news coverage this weekend from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors. The station was recognized with six First Place awards and three Second Place awards in the large market radio category. The large market radio category includes both public and commercial radio stations that serve Michigan’s largest market of Detroit.  Here is the complete list of Michigan Radio winners from the Michigan Associated Press award competition:

First Place

Second Place

In referring to Michigan Radio’s award winning website, the judges commented “A stylish, informative, easy-to-use website.” Tracy Samilton‘s story garnered this comment from the judges, “The audio immediately brings you to the football game and emotionally connected to the players/coaches.”

Seventeen broadcasters submitted 212 entries in the competition, which featured news reports, feature stories, documentaries and photography as well as news and sportscasts from 2014. The awards were formally presented at a ceremony on Sunday, May 17 in Lansing.

Michigan Radio also picked up four prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow awards at Sunday’s ceremony. The Murrow Awards are presented by The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. The station received Regional Murrows in the Large Market Radio category for:

Michigan Radio competes in Region 7, which consists of public and commercial stations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The station won more regional Murrow Awards than any other radio station in the region.

Steve is Michigan Public's Marketing Director. His job involves coordinating the station’s marketing, communication and public relations efforts, special events, car donation program and community & media partnerships.