Ron Stutts Wins NCAB Broadcast Personality of the Year for Third Time

WCHL’s Ron Stutts was presented with the 2016 Radio Personality of the Year Award in a Non-Metro market by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters this week. The award has been given three times and he has won all three.

Stutts accepted the award at the NCAB Convention, held on June 14 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

For Radio Personality of the Year, one award is given in each market – Large, Medium and Non-Metro. Criteria for judging include such things as writing, story approach, on-air presence, creativity, effectiveness and delivery. The judges, who are broadcasters from the Maryland/DC area, made their selection based on audio excerpts taken from 2015.

“It is such an honor to win this award,” Stutts said. “I am flattered and humbled. I’ve been doing this a long time, and it means a lot that my colleagues appreciate what I do. And I like to think that what I do makes a difference in people’s lives. I love my job and this is an amazing community.”Ron-Stutts-by-ZoePictures-web-7

Stutts started as the WCHL Morning News host on July 11, 1977. This summer he will celebrate waking up Chapel Hill-Carrboro for 39 years.

Ron can be heard from six until nine o’clock every weekday morning on 97.9 FM/1360 AM and streaming live on chapelboro.com.

In addition, he is often heard covering breaking news, weather and sports events at any and all times of the day. On football Saturdays, Ron can be seen and heard at a local establishment hosting Countdown to Kickoff. He is also an integral part of WCHL’s award-winning Carolina basketball coverage.

Outside the walls of WCHL, he can also be seen emceeing a myriad of community events all year long, including the Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Kenan Stadium.

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WCHL Selected as NCAB Radio Station of the Year

WCHL 1360 AM/97.9 FM was presented with the 2016 Award for Radio Station of the Year in a Non-Metro Market during the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Convention, held on June 14 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

One NCAB award is given to a radio station in each market – Large, Medium and Non-Metro.

Criteria for the judging process included highlights and achievements during 2015, innovative programming and revenue generation, audience involvement and promotion, commitment to the community and hurdles encountered and how they were overcome. The judges, who are broadcasters from the Maryland/DC area, made their selection based on audio excerpts taken from 2015 as well as information and letters of commendation from listeners and sponsors.WCHL Logo

Jan Bolick, WCHL’s General Manager said when accepting the award, “It would be an honor to win this award in any year. But for two reasons, it’s an especially huge honor for 2015.

“First, even with much change, including station ownership, the WCHL team continued with business as usual – better than usual – a 24/7 commitment to inform, entertain and connect the Chapelboro community. It’s quite amazing what this team accomplished in the midst of turmoil and uncertainty. And quite inspiring that our listeners, readers and partners supported us the entire way.

“Second, the award is a fabulous tribute to the late Sandy McClamroch and Jim Heavner, former owners of WCHL. Sandy started the station in 1953. Jim arrived in 1958 as a student announcer and eventually became the owner. Over the 63-year period of their ownership, they established a culture of unquestionable commitment to the community. No matter what – stay committed to the community.

“Sandy and Jim also provided a place for people to learn and grow – many who continued in radio. People like Charles Kuralt, Jim Lampley, Ty Boyd, Bob Holliday, Mick Mixon and many others.

“What a gift Sandy and Jim gave to WCHL, the Chapelboro community and the broadcasting industry. Sandy passed away a few months ago. Jim’s connection with the station ended in 2015 with the ownership transfer. We thank NCAB for a very special way to honor Sandy and Jim and the end of a truly great era in broadcasting.

“And for a special way to celebrate a team that has done great things and is always looking for ways to do what they do even better.”

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Ron Stutts Named Two-Time Personality Of The Year

For the second time in as many years, the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters has named Ron Stutts Personality of the Year in the state’s small market division.

Ron immediately following the presentation of the award Tuesday

Ron immediately following the presentation of the award Tuesday

“It is such an honor to win this award two years in a row,” Stutts said. “I really am flattered and humbled. I’ve been doing this a long time, and it really means a lot that my colleagues appreciate what I do.”

The award was presented Tuesday at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham during the NCAB’s annual convention.

The veteran morning show host will celebrate 37 years since his WCHL debut on July 11. He can be heard on weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on 97.9 FM and 1360 AM.

In addition to hosting the morning show, Stutts produces the daily feature called the Village Pride Award where the station honors someone who has contributed to the community. He is often heard covering breaking news, weather, and sports events at any and all times of the day. On home football Saturdays, Ron can be seen and heard at a local establishment hosting Countdown to Kickoff; and before men’s basketball games, can often be heard hosting Countdown to Tipoff. Outside the walls of WCHL, he can also be seen emceeing events throughout the community all year long. You’ll see him next Friday night hosting the Fourth of July celebrations at Kenan Stadium.

The NCAB presented its first radio and television awards last year. Stutts won the inaugural Personality of the Year award in 2013.

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2013 NCAB Radio Personality Of The Year

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters has named Ron Stutts the 2013 Personality of the Year in the small market division.

“It’s great,” Stutts says. “It’s flattering; it really is. I’m absolutely exhilarated to hear this.”

Stutts started as the WCHL Morning News host on July 11, 1977. This summer he will celebrate waking up Chapel Hill-Carrboro for 36 years.

“I guess after doing something for so long, you ought to be good at it,” Stutts says.

Aside from hosting the morning show, Stutts also produces the daily feature called the Village Pride Award where the station honors someone who has contributed to the community. He is often heard covering breaking news, weather, and sports events at any and all times of the day. On home football Saturdays, Ron can be seen and heard at a local establishment hosting Countdown to Kickoff; and before men’s basketball games, can often be heard hosting Countdown to Tipoff. Outside the walls of WCHL, he can also be seen emceeing events throughout the community all year long.

This year marks the first-annual NCAB awards.

Congratulations to Ron Stutts from everyone at WCHL and Chapelboro.com.

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