Media Scene

Media Movers: WFAE, WBT share in Murrow awards

Larry Sprinkle
Larry Sprinkle

News radio stations WFAE-FM (NPR, 90.7) and WBT-AM (1110) were honored with regional Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. WFAE won an award for overall excellence in 2014, a hard-news reporting award for Tom Bullock and Ben Bradford on the charges against former mayor Patrick Cannon and an award for best newscast. WBT won for continuing coverage of the Cannon scandal. …

Rachel Rollar, a 2012 Florida State University grad, joins WCNC (Channel 36) as a reporter. After college she worked as an anchor for the Fox affiliate in Tyler, Texas. … Anniversary of note: WCNC’s Larry Sprinkle marks 30 years at the NBC affiliate. …

Charlotte ad agency Mythic wins three national Internet Advertising Competition awards from the Web Marketing Association for digital campaigns on behalf of Wells Fargo, United Healthcare and Norton, announces Lee James, chief creative officer. … After 15 years, Annmarie Rosenquist leaves newsroom management at Channel 36 to become assignment manager at WSOC (Channel 9). …

Bert Fox, who arrived eight years ago from National Geographic, retired last week as the Observer’s photo director. … Guy Fieri and NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer tour Charlotte eateries, including a food truck at Charlotte Motor Speedway, on “Diners, Drive-Ins, Dives” 10 p.m. Friday, Food Network. …

One of the first psychiatric hospitals in the South is examined on an episode of “Carolina Stories” called “Down on Bull Street” 8 p.m. May 7 on SC ETV (Channel 30). Filmmaker Lynn Cornfoot says that while living in Columbia, she would pass S.C. State Hospital on Bull Street every day before she began to investigative its history, which goes back to 1827. “It was amazing to discover how much history was right under my nose, hidden by the walls surrounding the property.”

mwashburn@charlotteobserver.com

  Comments