Westwood One News Wins Three New York Festival Radio Awards

Westwood One News Captures Gold Medal for History Documentary in International Competition

New York, NY – April 21, 2020 – Cumulus Media’s Westwood One News division has won three prestigious medals in the New York Festivals Radio Awards international competition.

Westwood One News captured the Gold Medal in the Documentary: History category for “1939: America on the Eve of War,” a look back at America during the pivotal year of 1939 when President Roosevelt warned that a storm was on the horizon.  Two years later the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor would force the US into World War II.

In the News Programs: Best News Documentary or Special category, Westwood One News took a Silver Medal for “30 Years After the Fall: The Legacy of the Berlin Wall.” Correspondent Chas Henry traveled to Berlin to explore secrets revealed in recent years about the forces that caused the wall to crumble — redefining the European political landscape and U.S.-European relations.

Finally, for News Programs: Best Extended News Coverage, Westwood One News earned the Bronze Medal for “Hurricane Dorian,” a massive storm that decimated the Bahamas and threatened the East Coast of the United States for more than a week.  Westwood One News tracked the storm the entire way, with continuing coverage thoroughly reporting the story in real time.

New York Festivals Radio Awards honors radio content in all lengths and formats and across all platforms from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.

The New York Festivals Radio Awards honors follow National Headliner and Golden Mike awards earlier this year for Westwood One News. 

Westwood One News, airing on more than 950 radio stations, offers affiliates greater flexibility, local branding opportunities, and the ability to integrate comprehensive network news coverage into their local programming. Launched in 2015, Westwood One News is the winner of numerous industry awards for breaking news coverage and news programming, including Edward R. Murrow and Sigma Delta Chi awards.


Karen Kemp Glover | Westwood One | kglover@westwoodone.com | (212) 299-3108