It was a big night for CKNW at the 2015 RTDNA awards.
CKNW won three awards, with Simi Sara reprising her win from 2014.
Sara took home the Sam Ross Award for Editorials and Commentaries for her comment “Terrorism.”
Listen to Simi Sara’s commentary, “Terrorism:”
Charmaine de Silva won the Dave Rogers Award for a radio Long Feature for her series Aging Alone, documenting the challenges and successes of B.C. seniors living on their own.
Listen to part one of Charmaine de Silva’s feature series Aging Alone
And Shelby Thom won the Dave Rogers Award for a Short Feature: Langley Book Award
LISTEN: Shelby Thom interviews Douglas Park School principal after her story led to a massive donation of books to the institution
CKNW also earned nominations for a further three awards:
- The Byron MacGregor Award for Best Newscast for Laura Baziuk and Shane Woodford’s work announcing the results of the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transit & Transportation Plebiscite.
- Our team coverage of Election Night: Decision 2015 earned a nomination for the Gord Sinclair Award for Live Special Events.
- Assistant News Director Charmaine de Silva and host Drex are nominated for their piece on“Coming Out.”
The BC RTDNA Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.