WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – The WHQR News Department won FIVE First Place and FOUR Second Place outstanding journalism awards last weekend at the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas/Associated Press Convention and Awards Luncheon in Charlotte.
Health-Medicine: First Place – WHQR – 852-Page Toxicological Profile – Vince Winkel & Second Place – WHQR – Drug Treatments Show Promise – Rachel Keith
Consumer/Economic: First Place – WHQR – CoastLine – Economic Incentives & Their Role in Strategic Growth
Series: First Place – WHQR – Breaking Down the Story of GenX – Vince Winkel
Political: First Place – WHQR – CoastLine – Gerrymandering Threatens Democracy/Municipal Candidates
Special Report: First Place – WHQR – GenX: A Toxic Year – Vince Winkel
Outstanding Radio News Operation: Second Place – WHQR
Use of Sound: Second Place – WHQR – To Drill or Not to Drill – Vince Winkel
Radio Reporter of the Year: Second Place – WHQR – Vince Winkel
WHQR Station Manager Michelle Rhinesmith said, “We are extremely proud of our excellent news department. News Director Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Reporter Vince Winkel and Coastline Producer Rachel Keith are top caliber. Both on CoastLine and through news reports on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, they provide quality in-depth reporting and interviews covering our region and as well as a true culture of civil discourse.”
WHQR Public Media is a non-profit, member-supported, community-based public radio station, broadcasting from Wilmington. A trusted source for NPR and local news, WHQR serves southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina with HQR News at 91.3fm and 98.9fm, and Classical HQR at 92.7fm and 102.3fm. WHQR offers award-winning national and local news, music, entertainment and interaction to expand knowledge, encourage artistic appreciation, engage our community and promote civil discourse.
Interviews with WHQR News staff and board members and additional images are available upon request.