WFTR-AM scores top honors from the VAB

Royal Broadcasting Inc., which owns WZRV-FM and WFTR-AM, earned two more ‘best of’ awards at the 73rd annual Virginia Association of Broadcasters Awards Banquet in Virginia Beach.

WFTR-AM earned top honors for Outstanding Newscast in small market for its News at Noon program. It was the seventh time since 2002 that WFTR-AM has either won or placed second in its class a for long-form local newscast, which airs live weekdays from noon until 12:30pm.

WFTR-AM also scored a runner-up award, for Best Local Sports Programming for its year-long commitment to area high school and little league sports, including Warren County and Skyline High School athletics.

Since 2002, WFTR-AM and WZRV-FM have received 22 top or runner-up awards at the annual V.A.B. Convention and Awards Banquet. Awards are presented to outstanding broadcast radio and television stations each year in a variety of categories, including news, sports, commercial production, series, promotions and community service.

Andrew Shearer, president of Royal Broadcasting stated. “Virginia has a strong history of competitive medium, including radio. It’s an honor for WFTR and WZRV and our entire staff to be recognized once again as providing a great product to the Northern Shenandoah Valley.”

WZRV-FM was recently selected as a finalist for radio’s 2010 Crystal Award, presented by the National Association of Broadcasters for a commitment to year-long community service programming. The station broadcasts with 6,000 watts at 95.3 megacycles. WFTR-AM broadcasts with 1,000 watts of power at 1450 kilocycles and has been serving Warren County since 1948.

From a release.

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