WORT is proud to announce that our staff and volunteers have placed in the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2020 Awards for Excellence. Top finishers have not yet been announced, but finalists are guaranteed to place first, second, or third in their category, meaning we are guaranteed to bring home some honors.
6pm Local News Producer Jonah Chester picked up awards in three categories…
- in Best Continuing Coverage, for his background on Madison’s Police Oversight Board, which was established in the fall of 2020. WORT reporter Martin Rakacolli also contributed coverage.
- in Best Spot News, for his coverage of the removal of postal services at an East side convenience store and loss of laundry services in the next store over. The Stop-N-Go, which was just acquired by KwikTrip, faced significant pushback from the community. It lost an appeal for a beer and wine license and announced it was closing down.
- in Best Use of Audio in Radio News, for his story on the reopening of Goodman Pool in summer 2020.
The Music Department also picked up an award. WORT’s Bad Sister Heidi, co-host of Psychoacoustics on Thursday evenings, picked up an award for her year-end giving announcement in the Best Promotional Announcement category.
Award winners will be honored at a virtual gala on Friday, April 30th.