Regional winners automatically become eligible for the national awards competition honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism, which will be judged in early June.
The Radio-Television News Directors Association has announced the 2006 regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in electronic journalism.
RTNDA received 3,253 regional entries, up 354 from last year. Judges gave 606 awards to 279 stations in 14 categories ranging from overall excellence to spot news to continuing coverage to investigative reporting.
RTNDA has been honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism with the Murrow Awards since 1971. Earlier this month, 28 radio and television news managers from markets across the country spent three days judging the entries.
Regional winners automatically become eligible for the national awards competition, which will be judged in early June. The national Edward R. Murrow Awards will be presented on Oct. 16 at a dinner in New York.
Among the radio and television stations winning the most awards this year were:
KIRO-AM Seattle (9)
WWL-AM New Orleans (9)
KCBS-AM San Francisco (8)
KMOX Radio St. Louis (8)
WSB-AM Atlanta (8)
WTOP-AM-FM Washington (8)
KNAU-FM Flagstaff, AZ (7)
WBUR-FM Boston (7)
WTLV-TV Jacksonville, FL (7)
WTMJ-AM Milwaukee (7)
KHOU-TV Houston (6)
KUSA-TV Denver (6)
WDTN-TV Dayton, OH (6)
WWL-TV New Orleans (6)
The complete list of winners can be found at http://www.rtnda.org/asfi/awards/06_regional.shtml.