WCVE Public Radio wins VAB award
WCVE Public Radio has received the Outstanding News Series Award from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. The station was cited in the large market radio division for its Science Matters series of reports produced by members of the WCVE News staff in 2010.
The award was presented June 24 at the 74th Annual VAB Awards Dinner in Virginia Beach.
The award was accepted for the station and its news staff by Correspondent Charles Fishburne, who has contributed many of the stories to the series. The winning entry consisted of a montage of stories from 2010, including a visit by Fishburne to UVa for the 125th anniversary of the McCormick Observatory.
WCVE correspondents have filed more than 120 science-related stories since the station's online archive was developed in early 2010.
Topics during that span have included:
"UVa performs world's first focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremor."
"Liver Cancer Gene Identified at VCU."
"World's Tallest Man to Get Surgery at UVa to Stop Uncontrolled Growth."
"Virginia Struggling with Oyster Restoration Efforts" by WCVE's Northern Neck Bureau.
The ongoing dispute over whether Virginia's ban on uranium mining should be lifted by WCVE's Southside Bureau.
The greening of Capitol Square by WCVE's State Capitol Bureau.
An interview with the NASA administrator during a visit to the Math-Science Innovation Center, as the Space Shuttle program was winding down.
Science Matters stories are heard on WCVE Public Radio newscasts and feature segments during "Morning Edition" (5-9 a.m., Monday-Friday). Past stories can be heard online at ideastations.org/radio/archive by searching Science Matters or by clicking here.