Westwood One Wins 2021 Deadline Club Award

Honor in Radio or Audio Spot News Reporting Category for “New York City Protests” 

New York, NY – May 21, 2021 – Cumulus Media’s Westwood One won a prestigious Deadline Club Award in the Radio or Audio Spot News Reporting category for “New York City Protests”, reported by correspondent Steve Kastenbaum. The story aired as part of America in the Morning’s extensive reporting on the unrest in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. 

In announcing the award to Westwood One, the judges noted, “Steve Kastenbaum’s reporting on the civil rights protests in New York City over this past summer demonstrated strong, as well as balanced, reporting. The ‘day-of’ reporting was comprehensive and superb, but the follow-up reporting on peaceful protesters diffusing tensions with police was equally crucial, painting a fuller picture and therefore rendering the story in all the complexity it entailed.” 

The Deadline Club, which is the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, has been supporting and honoring the best in New York journalism since 1925. It adheres to the Mission Statement of the society, which is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.  

The Deadline Club’s journalism competition is one of the most prestigious in New York and stretches back to 1957.   

About Westwood One 

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS), offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news, and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 7,300 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and Westwood One Backstage. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com


Karen Kemp Glover | Westwood One | kglover@westwoodone.com