Community's Commitment to Excellence Receives Recognition

May 12, 2020

Credit RTDNA

For the second year in a row, WNIN-FM was awarded the Region Seven Award for Overall Excellence by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Our bilingual podacast, ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? received the honor in the Excellence in Innovation category for 2020.

Once again, for 2020, the community's committment to excellence in local news was awarded the top honor for Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

The Region Seven Edward R. Murrow award is for small market division stations. The entry now joins others in 14 total regions in the U.S. and internationally as a finalist for the national honor. That will be announced this summer.

For the first time, our bilingual podcast, ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? was awarded an Edward R. Murrow award in the innovation category. To preview the 2020 census and election, host Paola Marizan and producer Mareea Thomas created an ambitious, authentic look at a population seeking its rightful place in the national discussion. Reporting for Season Four of ¿QPM? from our collaborators stretched from Michigan to Mexico.

WNIN-FM was awarded a national Edward R. Murrow award in 2015, for our live broadcast of autistic teens. Since then, we were honored with national awards in 2017, 2018 and 2019 from other organizations.

Thanks to community support, WNIN-FM has become one of the most recognized  local news organizations in the country among smaller cities. Our diverse staff of experienced journalists enjoys the hard work that makes the recognition possible. Your continued support will ensure that our community produces the kind of high quality journalism that results in this level of recognition.