KGO scores regional Edward R. Murrow Award


kgoRTDNA’s Edward R. Murrow Awards is the country’s most prestigious competition in radio, television and online news. On 4/22, RTNDA’s board honored Cumulus’ KGO-AM San Francisco as the recipient of the 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence–which includes the categories of breaking news, continuing coverage, features and in-depth web and digital media presence.

“There were lots of big stories to cover in 2013: the Asiana plane crash at SFO in July, two BART strikes that disrupted commutes for thousands of people and the U.S. Supreme Court decision that led to the resumption of gay marriages in California,” said Operations Manager Ron Escarsega.  “But there were other stories, too, everything from the opening of the new span of the Bay Bridge to features, like the one about a guitar prodigy struggling with ALS. I’m very proud of the entire news team for coming together to provide comprehensive coverage for our listeners.”

KGO 810 now advances to the RTDNA’s national awards competition in May. The awards will be presented at the New York Marriott Marquis in NYC on 10/6.

The RTDNA reports that it received more than 4,000 entries this awards season, an all-time record for entries. The RTDNA has honored outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Award since 1971.