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August 17, 2021

Audacy Honored With Two National Murrow Awards by Radio Television Digital News Association

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 17, 2021 – Audacy is proud to congratulate Newsradio 1080 KRLD (KRLD-AM) in Dallas and News Radio 1120 KMOX (KMOX-AM) in St. Louis for being awarded a National Murrow Award, presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

Newsradio 1080 KRLD was recognized for its coverage of the protests against the death of George Floyd and police brutality in the award’s Breaking News Coverage in Large Market Radio category. News Radio 1120 KMOX received top honors in the award’s Newscast in Large Market Radio category for its “Total Information AM 7:00 a.m.” newscast on March 18, 2020.

“This past year, the role local radio played in keeping communities up to date with vital, trusted information was as important as ever,” said Bill Smee, Vice President of News, Audacy. “These two iconic news brands, which serve as key pillars in their respective markets on a daily basis, embody the mission of our industry-leading local news platform, and we’re proud of their accomplishments and this recognition.”

Since 1971, RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Among the most prestigious in news, the Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession. 

Audacy was awarded 30 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in May.

Audacy is the No.1 local news platform in the country, operating more than two dozen news stations across the U.S. Its award-winning news portfolio reaches over 16-million listeners monthly via broadcast, digital and connected devices and delivers the highest weekly reach of all-news listeners in 26 markets nationwide. Audacy’s news brands are honored year after year with major awards from the RTNDA and the NAB.

David Heim
About Audacy

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best radio broadcasting group, a leader in virtually every segment of audio, and America’s #1 creator of original, premium audio. Audacy engages over 170 million consumers each month, bringing people together around the news, sports, podcasts and music that matter to them. Learn more at, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).

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