Awards & Recognition

Station News
4:28 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

WESA General Manager DeAnne Hamilton Honored as 'Woman of Excellence'

90.5 WESA General Manager DeAnne Hamilton is one of this year's recipients of the New Pittsburgh Courier's 50 Women of Excellence Awards.
Credit Ryan Loew / 90.5 WESA

For a seventh year, the New Pittsburgh Courier has honored “top caliber women in the Pittsburgh area” through its 50 Women of Excellence Awards. This year’s recipients include legacy winners Alma Speed Fox and Katie Everette Johnson as well as 90.5 WESA General Manager DeAnne Hamilton.

“The contributions of these women are what aids in making Pittsburgh ‘the most livable city,’ “ says Rod Doss, editor and publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier. 

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Station News
11:38 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Essential Pittsburgh Wins Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Award

Essential Pittsburgh won first place in the broadcast/radio/public affairs category at the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s Robert L. Vann Awards of Excellence for its program, “The Black Middle Class Experience in Pittsburgh.”

The judges commented: “What really made this piece work was hearing all of the different voices of how economics and social issues were at play in the lives of the black middle class in Pittsburgh.”

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Station News
4:32 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

90.5 WESA Nine Wins At 2013 PABPA Awards

Presented by the Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters Association, the 2013 PAPBA News Awards are in recognition of outstanding broadcast journalism efforts by AP member radio and television stations, cable television and networks in Pennsylvania. Awards were presented on May 31 at the PAPBA banquet in State College. 

90.5 WESA claimed nine wins, including three top prizes, as well as the Sandy Starobin Award for Individual Reporting.

Enterprise/Individual Reporting

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Station News
3:08 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

90.5 WESA Staff Wins Several Golden Quill Awards

Presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the 50th annual Golden Quill Awards were awarded in recognition of professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism. 90.5 WESA claimed 11 wins, including three top prizes and multiple finalist awards, for some of the station's most compelling broadcast features.

Feature, Radio
Winner: Deanna Garcia, "With Santa Costumes and Drag Queens, This Isn't Your Grandma's Bingo"

Finalist: Deanna Garcia, "Connecting the Dots Between Play and Learning in the Classroom"

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Station News
11:48 am
Thu April 24, 2014

90.5 WESA Wins Two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Credit The Radio Television Digital News Association

This week, 90.5 WESA was recognized with two regional Edward R. Murrow awards in the large market radio category. The Radio Television Digital News Association, or RTDNA, presents the awards in honor of outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

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Station News
11:42 am
Thu April 24, 2014

90.5 WESA Receives Top Prizes In 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.

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Station News
11:37 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Station Recognized In 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.

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