Stations Win Seven Regional Awards

NORFOLK - The Northwest Broadcast News Association has honored radio stations WJAG, LiteRock 97.5 and 106KIX with seven awards in the annual Eric Sevareid Awards contest. The stations received three first place awards and four awards of merit in the contest, which covered items broadcast during the 2012 calendar year. Sports Director Joe Tjaden received a first place award in the Sports Play-by-Play division for his coverage of the Norfolk Catholic – Pierce football game. Tjaden received two awards of merit in the Sportscast-Program category. Associate News Director Susan Risinger was awarded a first place honor in the Best Use of Audio category for a story on the dedication of the new railroad bridge in Norfolk She also received an award of merit in the Soft Feature division. And former News Director Jim Curry received a first place award in Soft Features for a piece called “The Real Pirates of the Caribbean,” and an award of merit in the General Reporting category. The awards were presented Saturday night in Minneapolis  at the annual Midwest Journalism Conference. The Northwest Broadcast News Association includes radio and television stations from Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North and South Dakota.