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WGN-AM picks up top award from broadcasters association

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News/talk WGN-AM (720), much in the news in recent months for the many changes in its talent line-up, took top honors at the 2010 Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Awards ceremony on Wednesday in downstate Normal. WGN was recognized as Station of the Year.

WGN also earned first place honors in eight categories -- the most of any station. First place finishes included best local radio newscast for news anchor Andrea Darlas; best live coverage of an event for the station's coverage of the Gold Coast high-rise fire; best radio news reporter for Rob Hart; best radio sportscaster for Dave Eanet; best sports play-by-play for Chicago Blackhawks broadcasters John Wiedeman and Troy Murray; best local radio show for "Blackhawks Confidential;" best local public affairs program for Dean Richards' "Breast Cancer 2009," and best locally-produced public service announcement for the WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund.

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