Updated March 26 at 7:54am

Local broadcasters honored by Associated Press


PROVIDENCE – The Associated Press honored five Rhode Island broadcasters on Wednesday in its annual Massachusetts/Rhode Island television and radio contest.

Rhode Island broadcasters WPRI-TV CBS 12, WPRO-AM 630, WWBB-FM 101.5, WHJJ-AM 920 and WBRU-FM 95.5 were honored by the news organization.

For both its feature reporting and its investigative reporting, the Associated Press recognized WPRI. The station’s feature Street Stories: Twisted Talent caught the eye of the judges, as did the Target 12 Investigators’ report “Feel the Burn.”

WPRO-AM 630 landed recognition for its breaking news coverage of Hurricane Irene and the Rhode Island pension crisis as well as investigative reporting from the Hummel Report.

Both the WPRI website – WPRI.com – and the WPRO website – 630WPRO.com – were honored.

WHJJ-AM 920 was recognized for exemplary talk show with The Helen Glover Show.

The Brown University radio station WBRU-FM 95.5 was recognized for its continuing coverage of Occupy Providence.

WWBB-FM 101.5, B101 was recognized in the public affairs category for its Rhode Island Community Foodbank radiothon.

The newscast award for television has yet to be announced.

The winner of news station of the year will be announced at the award ceremony on May 18 at the Newton, Mass., Marriott Hotel. WPRI-TV CBS 12 has held the title for seven consecutive years.


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