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WBAL Earns Two RTDNA Regional Murrow Awards


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Hearst Radio's WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 earned recognition today from the Radio Television Digital News Association with a pair of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Awarded annually since 1971, the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards are named in honor of the legendary broadcaster and recognize outstanding work in broadcast and digital journalism.

WBAL was honored in the category of Breaking News coverage for its coverage of an August 2020 row home explosion in Baltimore. It is the station's third consecutive Regional Murrow Award in this category, also earning a National Murrow Award for Breaking News in 2020.

The station was also recognized in the category of Excellence in Writing for Josh Spiegel's commentary features. Spiegel is also a co-host and news anchor for the Justin, Scott & Spiegel morning show on sister station 98 ROCK. It the 2nd year in a row Spiegel's commentaries have been recognized in this category, and 5th overall.

Both entries are now eligible for consideration for National Murrow Awards. The winners will be announced in June.

"We are extraordinarily proud of the dedicated journalists at WBAL NewsRadio," said WBAL NewsRadio and 98 ROCK President and General Manager Cary Pahigian. "Our commitment to reliable local news coverage along with balanced analysis and insightful commentary remains a top priority."

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