The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Awards & Recognition
In pursuit of our goals to inform, engage, and inspire the southwestern Pennsylvania community, 90.5 WESA has received several awards in recognition of excellence in broadcast journalism.
2012 Pennsylvania Associated Press News Awards Contest
Presented by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association, the Pennsylvania Associated Press News Awards recognize outstanding broadcast journalism efforts by AP member radio and television stations, cable television and networks in Pennsylvania.
Several 90.5 staff members received recognition in the Radio A, Major Market Stations category.
1st place: Paul Guggenheimer - "Bus Commentary"
News or Sports Talk Program
3rd place: Marcus Charleston, Paul Guggenheimer, Heather McClain - "Outlaw Platoon"
2013 Golden Quill Awards
Presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the 49th annual Golden Quill Awards were awarded in recognition of professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast, and online journalism. 90.5 WESA received three top prizes, as well as multiple finalist awards, for some of the station's most compelling broadcast features.
Business/Technology/Consumer Story, Radio
Winner: Erika Beras - Feature: “Poland Shale Series”
Spot/Breaking News, Radio
Winner: Deanna Garcia - Feature: “Miles Verdict”
Finalist: Kevin Gavin - Feature: “Specter Obit”
Health/Science/Environment Story, Radio
Finalist: Erika Beras - Feature: “Medicaid Selection”