These Southern California radio stations and podcasts won Golden Mike competition – Daily News

Several local radio stations were big winners in the annual Golden Mike competition, presented by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California. This includes the Best Newscast awards for KNX (1070 AM) and KFI (640 AM), with the former winning the Newscast longer than 15 minutes category, and the latter winning the Newscast under 15 minutes award.

But that’s not all for the two popular resorts. KNX also won in the categories of Best Traffic Report, Best Live Report Coverage (Division A), Best Business and Consumer Report, KFI took home the award for Best Continuous News Coverage, Best Documentary, Best News Report (Division A), Best Light Report (less than 1 minute), Best Special News, Best Internet News Report and Best Podcast.

KLAC (570 AM) won two awards in the Best Sports Segment and Best Sports Report categories; KCRW (89.9 FM) won two awards in the Best News Reporting and Best Use of Sound (Division A) categories; KPCC (89.3 FM) also won two awards in the categories Best Public Affairs Program and Best Government and Political Report (Division A).

KCLU (88.3 FM) in Thousand Oaks won three awards: Best Live Report Coverage (Division B), Best News Report (Division B), Best Lightweight Report (one minute or more), Best Report Entertainment, Best Government and Political Reporting (Division B) and Best Use of Sound (Division B).

The two divisions, A and B, relate to station size, with division B referring to stations or podcasts with no more than five full-time news staff.

The category for best medical and scientific report (Division A) was won by a podcast, inewsource.

The Golden Mikes are the oldest broadcast news awards in the country and are quite distinguished as the judges include some of the best journalists in the country. Due to the pandemic, the awards were presented on a live broadcast on March 13; you can watch the presentation ceremony and get more information on awards and categories by visiting


KLOS (95.5 FM) and the station’s listeners united to raise funds to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital during a two-day radiothon on March 11-12. At its 4th annual St. Jude Rocks event, the resort raised over $ 880,000.

The two-day radio show featured the participation of rock celebrities including Gene Simmons, Metallica, Dirty Honey and Daughtry. KLOS sister stations also got involved, with Power 106 FM, KDAY (93.5 FM) and the new KALI (93.9 FM) rallying their listeners for the radiothon.

“Everyone has taken a giant leap,” Keith Cunningham, programmer for KLOS, including all of the Meruelo Media stations in Los Angeles, told me. Personalities have encouraged fans to pledge monthly with St. Jude as a partner in the hope of receiving a “We Won’t Stop” t-shirt, a personalized KLOS “St. Jude Rocks”, then grab photos wearing them using #StJudeWontStop on social media.

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For more than 30 years, Royal Oakes has provided commentary on the most hotly discussed legal matters in the United States to national and local broadcast media. He has appeared nationally on the syndicated programs “Inside Edition”, “Extra” and “Access Hollywood”. He was also a legal analyst for the Los Angeles television station KNBC Channel 4, KABC (790 AM) and KFWB (980 AM) All-News Radio. As a legal analyst for ABC News, he contributes to the network’s radio news broadcasts and ABC’s “Good Morning America”.

Now Oakes, who is a capital partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Los Angeles, is making a new feature and can be heard on subsidiaries of Benztown, a radio imaging and production company. Called “It’s the Law,” the one-minute short provides Oakes’ daily legal analysis and information on laws – controversial or otherwise – that affect Americans. The article presents Oakes’ legal analysis and updates in an information-rich format and is available to all users of the Benztown News Library for broadcast Monday through Friday.

This new segment is in addition to his work with “Bunker Diaries,” a 60-second spot that airs locally on KABC, as well as on KOMO / Seattle and KTRS / St. Louis.

“It’s a labor of love,” Oakes told me. “It takes me back to the 20-year run I had on KFWB with the one-minute spot,“ KFWB Legal Adviser ”.

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