For Immediate Release April 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. – WTOP today announced it is a 2015 NAB Crystal Radio Award winner and the recipient of four National Headliner Awards including a first place award for WTOP.com.
WTOP is one of ten 2015 Crystal Radio Award winners that were selected among 50 finalists. The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of broadcasting professionals, community service organizations and public relations firms. The winners were announced during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon held April 14th at the national 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
WTOP’s 2015 National Headliner accolades are:
• Radio stations Newscast, all markets – First Place for “September 4th, 6 p.m.”
• Radio stations Breaking News or Continuing Coverage of a Single News Event – Second Place for “Gaithersburg Plane Crash”
• Radio stations Feature and Human Interest Story, all markets – Second Place for “If This Violin Could Talk” by Jamie Forzato
• Radio affiliated Website: – First Place for WTOP.com
John Meyer, WTOP’s Director of Digital Media said, “Everyone at WTOP has been very dedicated to the digital product and it is very gratifying to see that hard work and dedication rewarded.”
Adds WTOP Senior Vice President and Market Manager Joel Oxley, “It’s always great to be recognized by the National Headliner Awards – one of the oldest and largest contests in the country. And winning yet another Crystal Award is a reflection of all the hard work and dedication of our entire staff.”
The National Headliner Awards was founded by the Press Club of Atlantic City and is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry. Since 1934, Headliner medallions have been presented to outstanding writers, photographers, daily newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, radio and television stations and networks, and news syndicates.
Over the years, WTOP has been recognized numerous times as a Radio Crystal Award recipient, once in 2005, 2010, 2013 and now in 2015. This year alone, WTOP has received 11 highly coveted journalism awards including several from the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters.
WTOP Radio has served the Washington region since 1926 and has been Washington’s all-news radio station since 1969. WTOP is Washington’s top news source, serving the area 24/7 with news, traffic and weather. WTOP can be heard on 103.5 FM in the metro area, 107.7 FM in Stafford, Virginia and 103.9 FM in Frederick, Maryland. WTOP’s live stream and web content is available on any mobile device at WTOP.com. WTOP and its sister station Federal News Radio are owned by Hubbard Radio, LLC.