Ron Stutts

Ron Stutts, a mainstay of the Chapel Hill community and longtime radio personality on 97.9 The Hill WCHL, has won the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Personality of the Year Award. This is his fourth time winning the award.

Stutts accepted the award at the NCAB annual awards lunch on June 14.

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.

Stutts started as the WCHL Morning News host on July 11, 1977. His show can be heard from 6 to 10 a.m. every weekday morning on 97.9 FM/1360 AM and streaming here.

His show covers everything from breaking news to local politics. In addition, Stutts hosts a pregame show called “Countdown to Kickoff” for North Carolina football and is an essential part of WCHL’s coverage of UNC basketball games.

Stutts is also a large part of the local community, hosting events such as the Town of Chapel Hill’s Fourth of July fireworks festival.