WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – WHQR took a variety of top honors at this year’s Associated Press/Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Award Ceremony on Oct. 28 in Charlotte.
“Congratulations to the WHQR news team for this well-earned recognition,” says interim Station Manager Doc Jarden. “Most impressive is the range and depth of the stories, part of our continuing commitment to news coverage in Wilmington and the Cape Fear Region.”
From the Associated Press, WHQR won 5 awards this year:
First Place in Public Affairs, for WHQR’s coverage of Hurricane Florence.
First Place in the Web/Multimedia category for WHQR’s web special “Understanding 1898: America’s Only Coup D’état” that includes a chronicle of the coup d’etat, an interactive map, video interviews and a suggested walking tour. Produced by Annabelle Crowe, Katelyn Freund, Rachel Keith, Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Vince Winkel
First Place for Best Use Of Sound, Vince Winkel, on the fish industry post-Hurricane Florence.
WHQR won a pair of Second Place AP awards:
Continuing Coverage of Hurricane Florence
Outstanding News Operation
From the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) WHQR won 6 awards:
Consumer/Economic: First Place – Vince Winkel’s reporting on the Cape Fear Crossing project.
Education: First Place – Vince Winkel’s feature on Education and Race in New Hanover County
General News: First Place – Vince Winkel’s coverage on what’s next for Project Grace in downtown Wilmington
Political: First Place – The 2018 CoastLine Candidate Interviews – 2018 – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Rachel Keith
Sports: First Place – CoastLine: Shaun Assael on the Death of Sonny Liston – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Rachel Keith
Entertainment: Second Place – A CoastLine edition with Paula Poundstone – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Katelyn Freund
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.
From left: Vince Winkel, Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Katelyn Freund, Ken Campbell, Rachel Keith. Seated: Hannah Breisinger.
From left: Vince Winkel, Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Katelyn Freund, Ken Campbell, Hannah Breisinger and Rachel Keith.