980 CJME and 650 CKOM were recognized with three prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Prairie Region awards on the weekend.
980 CJME won for Best Radio Newscast, for coverage the morning after the windstorm and fires that forced evacuations of towns last fall. Andrew Dawson anchored comprehensive coverage from reporters on the scene of the evacuations as well as assessing damage in Regina and other parts of Saskatchewan as the windstorm blew through.
980 CJME also won for Feature Reporting. Sarah Mills told a powerful story of a man going blind, whose sight is being restored to him by special electronic ‘glasses.’
650 CKOM won for Breaking News Coverage, for the afternoon last fall when someone fired at buildings in downtown Saskatoon.
RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of expressions, opinions and ideas. The RTDNA Canada Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy.