KFI Wins Big at the Golden Mike Awards

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - ABC7 won awards for large-market “Best Television 60 Minute Newscast'' and “Best Television Daytime Newscast,'' while NBC4 won for “Best Television 30 Minute Newscast'' during the 71st Annual Golden Mike Awards.  

In the radio categories, KNX-AM won for “Best Newscast Over 15 Minutes'' and KFI-AM was named “Best Radio Newscast Under 15 Minutes.''  

The awards were presented Saturday night by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California in a virtual format. The Golden Mike Awards is the longest running broadcast news awards show in the United States.  

In the small-market categories, KBAK in Bakersfield won for “Best Television 60 Minute Newscast'' while KFTV in Fresno won for “Best Television 30 Minute Newscast.'' KBFX in Bakersfield won for “Best Television Daytime Newscast.''  

KCET in Los Angeles won the most television major-market Golden Mikes, taking home 10. In the smaller markets, KFTV was the big winner with five.  

In major-market radio, KFI-AM won eight Golden Mikes, while in the smaller markets KVPR-FM Fresno won the most, also with eight.  

KTTV's Tony McEwing, KNBC's Patrick Healy and KNX's Diane Thompson were honored with lifetime achievement awards.  

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, received the RTNA's Freedom of Information Award for his work during the coronavirus pandemic.  

The 2021 show is available for viewing at rtna.org.

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