KCBS Radio Wins 10 Associated Press Television And Radio Awards

APTRA Awards
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KCBS Radio is the proud winner of 10 Associated Press Television and Radio Association Awards for coverage in 2019, including eight first place and two second place awards.

APTRA covers 13 western states and KCBS Radio won more awards than any station. APTRA selected the station as the overall Oustanding News Operation in the Radio I category. KCBS Radio also won awards for Best Reporter, Best Evening Newscast, Best Documentary, Best Enterprise Reporting, Best Special Programming, Best Public Service, Best Spot News Coverage and Best Weather Reporting.

The honors were given for a wide spectrum of KCBS Radio news coverage:

Best ReporterFirst PlaceHolly Quan
Second Place: Doug Sovern
Best Evening NewscastFirst Place: KCBS Radio's 4 p.m. Newscast - September 5, 2019 (Ghost Ship verdict)
Best DocumentaryFirst PlaceKeith Menconi's "I'm Listening" (contributions from Holly Quan, Doug Sovern, Margie Shafer, Jim Taylor and Rebecca Corral)
Best Enterprise ReportingFirst Place: Doug Sovern's "A Desperate Frontier: Death and Dreams in El Salvador"
Best Special ProgrammingFirst Place: Keith Menconi's "I’m Listening"
Best Public ServiceFirst PlaceStan Bunger's "Broken Systems" (contributions from Holly Quan, Doug Sovern and Keith Menconi)
Best Spot News CoverageFirst Place: KCBS Radio's "Days of Wind and Fire" (PSPS events and 2019 Kincade Fire)
Best Weather ReportingSecond Place: KCBS Radio’s Flood Coverage (2019 Guerenville flood)