SC Public Radio is proud to announce the network has received 13 awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC). Winners of the 2023 RTDNAC awards competition were announced at an awards luncheon on Nov. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
SC Public Radio received five first place and eight second place wins across various categories. In addition to several stories being recognized, SC Public Radio’s podcast InDebted received first place in both the Podcast (Long) and Podcast (Short) categories. Victoria Hansen was also named 2023 Radio Reporter of the Year.
RTDNAC is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to showcasing the best broadcast journalism in North Carolina and South Carolina. RTDNAC also supports college students who aspire to a journalism career.
These annual awards honor outstanding journalism across TV, radio and digital platforms. The competition is open to all Carolina stations and individuals, and submissions are separated into four divisions— Radio, TV I (public television and radio stations with 20 or more full-time employees operating in certain markets), TV II (all other stations) and Student.
See below for the full list of SC Public Radio’s 2023 RTDNAC Award winners:
2nd Place: South Carolina judge sentences Alex Murdaugh to life in prison, Victoria Hansen
1st Place: Frankenstein remains a frightful favorite for more than two centuries, Tut Underwood
2nd Place: The colorful South Carolina State Fair was once black and white, Tut Underwood
Hard News Feature
1st Place: Classical musician releases debut album in prison, Victoria Hansen
2nd Place: Lesson from a fading mind, from a neighbor with early-onset Alzheimer’s, Scott Morgan
2nd Place: A nearly decade-long wait is over for Mary Ashley Barbot and the kidney she calls “Cupcake”, Victoria Hansen
1st Place: InDebted: Episode 8 — The 36% Solution, Caelan Bailey, Sean Birch, Scott Morgan, A.T. Shire
1st Place: InDebted: Barnwell — A love story, Caelan Bailey, Sean Birch, Scott Morgan, A.T. Shire
Radio Reporter of the Year
1st Place: Victoria Hansen
2nd Place: New report looks at isolation in South Carolina’s senior population, Scott Morgan
2nd Place: Partnership to restore football field of former Equalization School, sends message of community, hope, Thelisha Eaddy
2nd Place: Upstate takes center stage in LGBTQ+ books debate, Scott Morgan
2nd Place: SC General Assembly begins work on new anti-abortion bill, Russ McKinney
Reaching more than 275,000 listeners each week, SC Public Radio’s network offers two formats – News/Talk and News/Music – and operates eight transmitters across the state. For more on SC Public Radio, visit southcarolinapublicradio.org.
A complete list of 2023 RTDNAC Award winners can be found on the RTDNAC website.
“At SC Public Radio, we believe in the power of storytelling to inform, inspire and connect communities. The acknowledgment of our work ranging from breaking news to podcasts and beyond, is a testament to our team's commitment to journalistic integrity and creativity. We are grateful for the support of our listeners and the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas, and we remain dedicated to providing meaningful stories that resonate with the diverse audience we serve." –SC Public Radio Director Sean Birch
- SC Public Radio received 13 awards from RTDNAC, including five first place and eight second place wins.
- RTDNAC is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to showcasing the best broadcast journalism in North Carolina and South Carolina.
- These annual awards honor outstanding journalism across TV, radio and digital platforms.
- A complete list of 2023 RTDNAC Award winners can be found on the RTDNAC website.