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.