WAMU 88.5 today announced that WAMU 88.5 and 88.3 Ocean City received 15 awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) for outstanding news coverage. The awards were presented on June 8 at CAPBA’s annual convention in Ocean City, Md.
In addition, at the convention, WAMU 88.5 and 88.3 Ocean City received a total of 4 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for news documentary, use of sound and feature reporting.
“These honors are evidence of the great value of strong local coverage of politics, the economy, arts and humanities, and the environment. We are especially proud that these awards reflect the diversity of our news and talk coverage in length and breadth, from long-form to short news stories,” said Programming Director Mark McDonald.
A full list of CAPBA awards is below.
88.3 Ocean City
Bryan Russo’s winning feature report also received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. “Fighting the Odds,” a documentary by Kavitha Cardoza exploring D.C.’s dropout crisis, received a Murrow Award for best documentary, and environmental reporter Sabri Ben-Achour won two Murrow Awards for feature reports on a harmonica-playing elephant and an invasive species of fish in Maryland.