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WCVE News Honored by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters

Awards recognize outstanding achievement on TV and radio.

More information: VABonline.com

Richmond, Va. - Last month the Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) held its 82nd Annual Summer Convention in Virginia Beach, Va. At its awards banquet on June 21, VAB recognized WCVE News (88.9 FM) with three awards.

WCVE News received First Place: Outstanding News Series for “Where We Live,” an ongoing series that looks at housing issues including policy, affordability, homelessness and segregation in the state capital.

“Our reporters put a lot of time and effort into our months-long housing series, and it feels good to be recognized for their hard work,” explains Bill Miller, Vice President and General Manager of WCVE Public Radio. “Housing availability is a crisis affecting citizens in Richmond, across Virginia, and nationwide, and we are committed to telling stories that bring the situation to light and help point to solutions.”

The station also took home Second Place awards in the Outstanding Newscast category, a testament both to the on-air hosts and the writing and production teams, and in the Outstanding Feature Reporting category for the “Virginia Currents” story “Virginia Firefighters Confront Depression, PTSD and Suicide by Protecting Their Own.”

The Virginia Association of Broadcasters Station Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievement by Virginia radio and television broadcasters.

WCVE Public Radio is part of the Richmond-based Community Idea Stations.

About the Community Idea Stations:

The Community Idea Stations, the largest locally owned and operated public media company in central Virginia, provides the best of PBS and NPR programming coupled with a strong set of community-based programs and services to make an important impact in the areas of arts, news, history, science, and education. Each week, the stations reach over 300,000 people throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

The stations offer television programming throughout the region on stations including WCVE/WHTJ PBS, WCVW/WVPY PBS, WVPT PBS, PBS Kids 24/7, lifestyle channel Create TV, and international program channel MHz Worldview.

In Richmond, the Community Idea Stations also broadcasts on radio. WCVE News provides Morning Edition, All Things Considered, as well as NPR talk shows and BBC News on 88.9 FM (HD1). WCVE Music provides classical, jazz, blues, world music, and more on 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM (HD2).

More information can be found at IdeaStations.org.