WVTF’s Radio IQ news team has won six 2022 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism, more than any other station in its three-state region. In addition to accolades for feature and news reporting, Radio IQ was recognized for “Overall Excellence” as the top small market radio news team in the region for the second year in a row.

The Region 12 awards, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), includes broadcasters in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.  All WVTF/Radio IQ regional award winners will now advance to the national competition in the fall.

“Every Radio IQ news team member had a hand in these awards—producers, reporters, hosts,” said David Seidel, news director. “The awards really demonstrate the versatility and skill of our staff in telling important and engaging stories.”

Radio IQ and WVTF Music provide public radio programming to 200,000 listeners weekly through 25 signals reaching over half of the commonwealth.  A community service of Virginia Tech, the station is licensed to the Virginia Tech Foundation and helps fulfill the university’s motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

The awards include:

  • Overall Excellence.
  • Breaking News Coverage for “Charlottesville Monuments Removed” by Sandy Hausman, reporter.
  • Continuing Coverage for “Virginia’s Redistricting Journey” by Jahd Khalil, reporter.
  • Feature Reporting for “Joe Thompson’s Legacy” by Luke Church, reporter.
  • News Series “COVID 19 in Virginia Prisons” by Sandy Hausman, reporter.


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