Michigan Radio wins eleven Michigan Associated Press Awards
Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan that is made up of WUOM FM 91.7 Ann Arbor/WFUM FM 91.1 Flint/WVGR FM 104.1 Grand Rapids, received eleven awards from the Michigan Associated Press for news coverage in 2009. The station took top honors in ten out of the eleven categories for noncommercial radio stations, including General Excellence.
Michigan Radio received 'Best Of' Michigan AP Awards in General Excellence, Best Newscast, Best Spot News, Best Individual Reporting, Best Continuing Coverage, Best News Documentary, Best Feature Story, Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting, Best Natural Sound and Best Web Site. The station also received an honorable mention for News Documentary.
All entries aired between January 1 and December 31, 2009. The awards will be presented on Saturday, April 17th in Southfield, Michigan.
Detroit Free Press:
Jim Harper solved one mystery while starting another Thursday morning when he revealed some info about those "How would you give away $10,000?" billboards. On his "Magic Morning Show" on WMGC-FM (105.1), Harper said he'll give away $10,000 in a special contest designed to aid a listener's worthy cause. The $10,000 isn't coming from his station. Instead, it was provided by an unidentified donor. Now under way is a contest in which listeners can suggest causes worthy of the money. The only catch, if you can call it that, is that they must suggest an organization, not an individual person. You can go to the station's Web site, detroitmagic.com, now through April to post your ideas... Harper to give away $10,000 (Fri, 3/19)