The Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists (FABJ) has named WUSF Public Media the “Station of the Year” in the radio division for 2020, citing exceptional work in broadcasting, digital news and podcasting by WUSF journalists, amid a year of pandemic upheaval and social unrest.
In all, WUSF won 17 awards – the most ever for the station – and the station’s first-ever “Radio Station of the Year” award for a wide range of news projects, public affairs shows and feature programming, according to a news release, sent on its behalf from the Tucker Hall agency.
The WUSF team collected six other first-place awards and 10 finalist recognitions in this year’s contest. The FABJ is a not-for-profit organization of professionals in commercial and public television, and radio stations, as well as those at college-level journalism operations, the release said.
The radio station won these awards on the heels of another recent award announcement: three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The honors were for digital projects and for coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 national election.
The regional Murrow award winners will vie for national awards, which will be announced later this year.
Published June 16, 2021