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WMUB wins state awards

Staff of WMUB 88.5 FM, Miami’s public radio station, earned three Best of Show awards, five first-place awards and three second-place awards in a competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Ohio Chapter, in October.

Best of Show awards went to:

• Aileen LeBlanc in the category of Best Reporter in Ohio (small market).

• WMUB staff in the category of Best Newscast for Ohio (small market).

• News director Gary Scott for Best Public Affairs Program (small market) for “Forum: Year in Review.”

WMUB on-air personnel also were honored with the following awards:

• Coverage of the Environment (Small Market)

First Place: Tana Weingartner, for “Fernald, What’s Left?”

• Social Justice Reporting (Small Market)

First Place: Tana Weingartner, for “Lisa Crawford”

• Deadline Reporting (Small Market)

First Place: Gary Scott, for “Hackett Drops Out”

Second Place: Tana Weingartner, for “Zarqawi Reaction”

• Government Coverage (Small Market)

First Place: John Hingsbergen and Gary Scott, for “Election 2006”

• Human Interest Report (Small Market)

First Place: Gary Scott, for “Chopped: Art of the Custom Motorcycle”

Second Place: Cheri Lawson, for “Las Posadas”

• Investigative Reporting

Second Place: Aileen LeBlanc, for “Dairy Not Long for Longtown”

Date Published: 11/29/2007
Volume: 27   Number: 11

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