Sunday, April 27, 2008

Radio Winners AND Losers

Ummm, OK, but does anyone under 75 years-old listen to this station? I understand about half of their audience dies every week.
WTAX-AM 1240/FM 107.5 has won an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for its spot news coverage from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

The station submitted condensed versions of its coverage of a Dec. 19, 2007, plane crash in Sangamon County that killed three men from Calvary Temple. It was judged as the best submission among entries from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and will be submitted for an Edward R. Murrow National Award, to be announced in June.
Wow, I can't think of any Springfield story bigger than that. I'm guessing WMAY was busy covering actual news rather than submitting B-list story coverage to this bunch. But hey, congrats WTAX. You've served your long-ago legacy well.

3 comments:

Anonymous Communist said...

I remember being forced to listen to WTAX as a kid, in the car erranding with my mom.

I always got a chuckle out of the old ladies who sounded like they were 115 years old calling "Swap Shop" on Saturday mornings.

geek_guy said...

With the wrong-wing American hating gas bags like Sean, Oxicotin, Falafel Boy, why listen to them?

nancy said...

"I understand about half of their audience dies every week". Funny.