TALKERS News Notes
Audacy radio stations were honored with 30 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTDNA. WCCO, Minneapolis; KNX, Los Angeles; WBBM, Chicago; WBEN, Buffalo; and WCBS, New York captured the distinguished “Overall Excellence” Award.
Edison Research announces that its Edison Podcast Metrics is launching in the U.K. The first survey is underway with data from Q2 2023 to be available for subscribers sometime in Q3. Edison SVP Melissa Kiesche says, “We are incredibly enthusiastic about the expansion of Edison Podcast Metrics to the U.K. We have seen how beneficial the data has been to those in the podcast industry in the U.S. and we are looking forward to seeing the thriving podcast community in the UK take advantage of this research.”
ABC Audio has two Memorial Day programs for news/talk stations. “Uvalde 365,” hosted by ABC News correspondent Michelle Franzen, chronicles the May 24, 2022 shooting of 19 students and two teachers. This one-hour program is part of a larger ABC News initiative in which a team embedded in the community for one year follows survivors and families of victims as they cope with the loss of their loved ones and the inaction of the police, their fight for justice, and developments in the investigation. “America Remembers,” hosted by correspondent Alex Stone, features Iraq and Afghanistan veterans still struggling with PTSD and highlights gold star family members who have lost loved ones during their time of service and who talk about how they are moving through their grief.