COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and Public Radio (SC Public Radio) this weekend received seven first-place awards and six second-place awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC). The awards were presented during a virtual ceremony held Saturday, November 14 at noon.
The seven first-place award recipients were:
- In the Radio Breaking News category: Charleston Business Owners Face Violence by Victoria Hansen
- In the Radio General News category: Charleston Restaurants & Bars Try to Survive by Victoria Hansen
- In the Radio Hard News Feature category: Charleston Teen at High Risk for COVID-19 Finds Hope by Victoria Hansen
- In the Radio Health/Medicine category: Rock Steady Boxing Helps Parkinson’s Patients by Tut Underwood
- In the Radio Light Feature category: South Carolina Home to Several Charming Southern Accents by Tut Underwood
- In the Radio Series category: Protecting Gullah Culture by Victoria Hansen
- In the Radio Sports category: Origins of the Carolina-Clemson Rivalry by Linda Nuñez
The six second-place award recipients were:
- In the Television Special Report category – This Week in South Carolina: The First in the South Primary by Aimee Crouch, Gavin Jackson and Renée Layson
- In the Radio Breaking News category: Rock Hill Marches for George Floyd by Scott Morgan
- In the Radio Consumer/Economic category: Clemson Students Start Business to Save ‘Mom & Pop’ by Scott Morgan
- In the Radio Education category: Greenville Tech Initiative Takes On African-American Student Retention by Scott Morgan
- In the Radio Entertainment category: Songwriter made his mark in Nashville by Tut Underwood
- In the Radio Hard News Feature category: Rock Hill’s Homeless Services Adjust for COVID-19 by Scott Morgan
In total, the SC Public Radio team received a dozen awards during Saturday’s virtual ceremony. Reaching more than 300,000 listeners each week, the network offers two formats – News/Talk and News/Music – and operates eight transmitters across the state. For more on SC Public Radio, visit www.southcarolinapublicradio.org.
This Week in South Carolina, which received an award from the RTDNAC for the first time ever, airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on SCETV. Hosted by Gavin Jackson, the news and current events program typically highlights one topic each week and features interviews with journalists and public officials regarding that topic. To watch previous episodes of This Week in South Carolina, visit www.scetv.org/twisc.
For a full list of all 2020 RTDNAC award recipients, click here.
“Although we don’t do what we do for awards and accolades, I’m thrilled to see the great work of our team be recognized by the RTDNAC. One of our primary objectives as South Carolina’s only statewide public media network is to keep the citizens of this state informed. These 13 awards indicate that we’ve been successful in doing just that.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett
“I couldn’t be more proud of the news coverage team here at SCETV and SC Public Radio. In these remarkable times, our reporters and producers work tirelessly to present informative, balanced and accurate stories, and I am excited to see them get the recognition they deserve.” –SCETV Assistant General Manager Adrienne Fairwell
FIVE FAST FACTS:
- SCETV and SC Public Radio received 13 awards from the RTDNAC, including seven first-place awards and six second-place awards.
- SCETV’s This Week in South Carolina received a second-place award, marking the first time the series has been recognized by the RTDNAC.
- SC Public Radio and its team of reporters received a dozen awards, including seven first-place awards and five second-place awards.
- The awards were presented during a virtual ceremony held Saturday, November 14 at noon.
- For a full list of all 2020 RTDNAC award recipients, click here.