News/Talk 1620 WTAW has been recognized by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) with 24 awards for news and sports coverage and online content during 2014. WTAW competed in TAPB Radio Division B, which covers the state except for the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin markets. WTAW received nine first place, nine second place, and six honorable mention (HM) awards.
1. Kevin O’Connor
2. Zach Taylor
Anchor or Anchor Team
HM: Bill Oliver
1. Bill Oliver
HM: Chelsea Reber
Specialty or Beat Reporting
1. Bill Oliver-Bryan City Council
2. Bill Oliver-College Station City Council
HM: Bill Oliver-Texas A&M University
1. Mike Wright & Mark Green-A&M Consolidated High School Football
2. Zach Taylor & Mark Green-A&M Consolidated High School Football
Spot News by A Reporter
1. Bill Oliver-Bryan Power Plant Fire
Use of Actuality-Production
1. Bill Oliver-Kyle Field Implosion
2. Bill Oliver-Vietnam War Memorial
2. Bill Oliver-Dentist Plea Agreement
Sports Story or Sports Series
1. Zach Taylor-Texas A&M Football at SEC Media Day
2. Kevin O’Connor-College Station High School Wins State Baseball Championship
HM: Bill Oliver-Kyle Field Update
HM: WTAW Staff-Bryan School Bond
2. Katy Dempsey-Bravo Brazos Valley “Books in a Blanket”
HM: Bill Oliver-Vietnam War Memorial
1. Kevin O’Connor Kommentary “Definition of a Kicker”
2. Bill Oliver-Brazos Boot Returns to Bryan
For the seventh consecutive year, News/Talk 1620 WTAW has received the Texas AP Broadcasters (TAPB) Radio Excellence Award. It’s an honor that includes all radio markets regardless of population.
That was one of two additional awards WTAW received at the annual awards banquet of the TAPB and Headliners Foundation of Texas. WTAW’s Patrick Zeinert, who anchors newscasts on The Infomaniacs, received the TAPB’s Best Newscast award among Texas radio stations outside of the state’s major markets (Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin).
Two of our TAPB awards also received recognition from the Headliners Foundation of Texas, for Best Radio Reporter and Best Radio Online/Special Content.