Entercom Honored With Nine 2018 Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association Contest Awards

WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM Wins “Outstanding News Operation”

PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 16, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced Chicago station WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM (WBBM-AM/WCFS-FM) was honored with nine 2018 Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association (APBA) Contest awards. The Illinois APBA honors important journalism through its annual awards. Winners were announced during the Spring Convention of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association in Normal, IL on April 13.

Full list of Entercom winners below.

Radio I/Metro Radio  

Outstanding News Operation
WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM

Best Spot News
First Place
WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM
“No Mercy”

Second Place
WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM
“The Jason Van Dyke Verdict”

Best Sports Report
Second Place
WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM
George Ofman
“Rocky Wirtz”

Best Hard News Feature
First Place
WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM
Mike Krauser
“Cat Rescue”

Best Digital Presence
First Place
WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM

Best Newswriter
First Place
WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM
Mark Friedman

Best Reporter
Second Place
WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM
Lisa Fielding

Best Newscast
First Place
WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM

A full list of 2018 APBA Contest winners can be found here.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Morales
Entercom
212-649-9685
Jennifer.Morales@Entercom.com
@EntercomPR

About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

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