Blue Ridge Public Radio Wins RTDNAC Awards

Nov 18, 2020

Blue Ridge Public Radio took home three first-place and five second-place awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.

The awards were announced in a virtual ceremony November 14th.  BPR won first place awards in the radio category for Consumer/Economic, Entertainment, and Political Stories.  Second-place awards include for Health/Medicine, Investigative, Light Feature, Series, and Sports.

"What I'm most happy about is that seven different reporters from our news team won awards this year in eight different categories," said BPR news director Matt Bush.  "It speaks to the talent and depth of the team we have assembled here, and their ability to report on anything."

1st Place Awards

Consumer/Economic: Helen Chickering - Green Coat & Small Plates Tackle WNC Hunger And Food Waste 

Entertainment: Matt Peiken - Can Live Music Make Financial Sense With Social-Distance Limits?

Political: Matt Bush - 11 In The 11th: Crowded GOP Field Hopes To Avoid Runoff

2nd Place Awards

Health/Medicine: Helen Chickering - Your Smile On Camera

Investigative: Matt Peiken - Many Ask Artists To Supply Creative Work For Exposure, So Did The Asheville Art Museum

Light Feature: Cass Herrington - The Conquistadors & The Catawba

Series: Lilly Knoepp & Cory Vaillancourt - Exploring Southern Appalachia Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Sports Reporting: Megan Cain - No Baseball Leaves Empty Stands And A Quiet Home For Asheville Couple

Full list of award winners can be found here