NewsTalk WANI Wins ABBY Awards
March 28, 2012
For the sixth year in a row, WANI’s Auburn Opelika This Morning has won Best Radio Talk Show presented by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. This also marks the fourth time WANI has won multiple ABBY Awards. The ABBY Awards were presented at a dinner in Birmingham this past
WANI’s morning show, Auburn-Opelika This Morning, was named the Best Radio Talk Show in the state. The show, which features Station Manager Andy Burcham, Julie Burns and Rich Perkins, airs weekdays from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and involves multiple local guests, special features as well as complete local news and sports coverage in cooperation with the Opelika-Auburn News. This is the sixth year in a row the show has won the ABBY Award for Best Radio Talk Show.
Also presented an ABBY Award was News Director Julie Burns. Burns, who also co-hosts Auburn-Opelika This Morning with Burcham, was the winner of the ABBY Award for Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast for Radio. This was the second time Burns has won the award and third time for WANI.
“It is an honor for our radio station to win awards recognizing excellence in broadcasting as well as a strong commitment to our community,” said Mike Hubbard, President of Auburn Network, Inc. “We have a wonderful staff of professionals at NewsTalk WANI who work hard to put a quality product on the air every day. Winning these ABBY Awards is a testament to their determination and service to the Auburn/Opelika community.”
Perkins and his wife Dr. Kirsten Perkins were in attendance at the annual awards ceremony in Birmingham to accept the ABBY Awards.
WANI broadcasts on 1400 AM, 98.7 FM and 100.3 HD-2.