The Radio Television Digital News Association announced Tuesday morning that WCHL and have won three Region 8 Edward R. Murrow awards for small market radio stations, as voted on by their peers.

“We are extremely proud to be honored with three awards named after one of the former leaders of radio news broadcasting,” says WCHL News and Sports Director Ran Northam.

The awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world., WCHL’s affiliated website, received the Broadcast Affiliated Website award. not only provides a portal to all of the news and sports content created by WCHL, but also includes lifestyle and opinion content through various media including audio, photos, and video.

Reporter Rachel Nash was honored with the Audio Continuing Coverage award for her stories on the Moral Monday rallies in Raleigh. Nash traveled to Raleigh for 13 weeks of demonstrations to report on the movement that sought to change the Republican-led General Assembly’s agenda.

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Northam received the Audio Sports Reporting award for his story recapping the football game named sixth best in 2012. Tar Heel fans remember it best as the game UNC standout Giovani Bernard ran a punt back 73 yards to defeat NC State in Chapel Hill, 43-35 on October 27, 2012.

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The RTDNA asks news directors from around the nation to vote on the submissions. Northam served as one of the judges for regions outside Region 8.

RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries.