Awards

NAB CRYSTAL AWARD
National Association of Broadcasters 

In April 2011, WRHI was awarded the National Association of Broadcasters’ Crystal Radio Award.   Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.  WRHI was one of ten winners chosen among 50 finalists. In winning the award, WRHI became just the 2nd South Carolina radio station to be so honored in the 26 year history of the award.

SCBA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
South Carolina Broadcasters Association
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013

69 years of giving consumers the very best in programming and giving its advertisers the most for their advertising dollars has earned WRHI the highest respect and recognition from its broadcast peers. OTS Media (WRHI parent group) is the most honored radio station group in SCBA history, receiving 80 Awards of Excellence from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association. These coveted awards are the state’s highest broadcast honors and recognize WRHI as one of America’s great radio stations.

WRHI has also been recognized with other local, state, and national awards for broadcasting excellence. WRHI’s most recent SCBA awards include:

2013 – Radio Station of the Year – WRHI
2013 – Richard Uray Service Project of the Year – Toys for Happiness
2013 – Sportscaster of the Year – Chris Miller
2013 – Website of the Year – WRHI.com
2013 – Radio Commercial of the Year – York County Natural Gas (Elves Log Sale)
2013 – Radio Show of the Year Award of Merit – Straight Talk
2013 – Radio/Online Convergence Event of the Year Award of Merit – Northwestern State Championship
2013 – News Reporter of the Year Award of Merit – Mike Crowder
2012 – Radio Station of the Year – WRHI
2012 – Radio/Online Convergence Event of the Year – South Pointe State Championship
2012 – Sportscaster of the Year Award of Merit: Chris Miller
2012 – News Reporter of the Year Award of Merit: Andrew Kiel
2012 – Radio Commercial of the Year: “Mor-On Dealer” (Clinton Family Ford)
2012 – Radio Promo of the Year: “Ernie Johnsonville” (Easter Egg Classic
2012 – Radio Promo of the Year Award of Merit: “Elmer Fudd” (Easter Egg Classic)
2012 – Richard Uray Service Project Award of Merit: “Toys for Happiness”
2012 – Production PSA of the Year Award of Merit: “Get with the Program” (YMCA)
2011 – Radio Station of the Year Award of Merit – WRHI
2011 – Sportscaster of the Year Award of Merit – Chris Miller
2011 – Radio Commercial of the Year – WRHI: Critters in the Crawl Space (Comfort Systems)
2011 – Radio Promo of the Year – WRHI: ChristmasVille 2010
2011 – Radio Promo Award of Merit – WRHM: Think Lancaster First
2011 – Radio PSA of the Year – WRHI: Don’t Text and Drive
2011 – Radio PSA Award of Merit – WRHI: Dragnet-811 (York County Natural Gas)
2010 — Sportscaster of the Year — Chris Miller
2010 — Newscaster of the Year Award of Merit — Andrew Kiel
2010 — Richard Uray Service Project Award of Merit — “Toys for Happiness”
2010 — Radio PSA Award of Merit — 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
2010 — Radio PSA of the Year — Barney & Floyd-811
2010 — Radio Commercial of the Year — Cash for Clunkers
2009 — Radio Station of the Year – WRHI
2009 — Production PSA — York County Board of Disabilities
2009 — Production Commercial Award of Merit — Triple Creek Farm
2009 — Production Commercial — Sportsman Inc.
2009 — Production Promo — HD Radio Revolution
2009 — Production Promo Award of Merit — Easter Egg Classic
2008 — Radio Station of the Year – WRHI
2008 — Production PSA — 3 on 3
2008 — Production Promo — Easter Egg Classic
2008 — Production Commercial — Clinton Family Ford The Votes Are In
2008 — Sportscaster of the Year Award of Merit — Mario Washington
2008 — Radio Show of the Year Award of Merit — The Morning Show
2007 — Radio Station of the Year Award of Merit – WRHI
2007 — Production Commercial Award of Merit– Clinton Family Ford Less Is More
2007 — Production Commercial — Rinehart Realty
2007 — Sportscaster of the Year — Steven Stone
2007 — Reporter of the Year Award of Merit — Mike Crowder
2007 — Production Promo Award of Merit — Easter Egg Classic
2007 — Production Promo — Christmasville
2007 — Uray Service Project Award of Merit — Prom Pledge
2006 — Radio Station of the Year – WRHI
2006 — Promotional Production of the Year – “High School Football Jamboree”
2006 — Public Service Production of the Year – “Hometown Cares: Katrina Relief”
2006 — Sportscaster of the Year Award of Merit – “Steven Stone”
2006 — Uray Service Project Award of Merit – “Toys for Happiness”
2005 — Radio Station of the Year – WRHI
2005 — Radio Show of the Year Award of Merit – “The Morning Show”
2005 — Promotional Production of the Year – “WRHI 60th Anniversary Promo”
2005 — Public Service Production of the Year – “Hometown Cares Tsunami Relief”
2004 — Uray Service Project Award of Merit – “Toys for Happiness”
2004 — Sportscaster of the Year Award of Merit – “Steven Stone”
2003 — Public Service Production of the Year – “Foundation for America”
2003 — Promotional Production of the Year – “Morning Show — 9-11 Anniversary”
2003 — Sportscaster of the Year Award of Merit – “Steven Stone”
2002 — Promotional Production of the Year – “Day of Infamy”
2001 — Reporter/Sportscaster of the Year – “Greg Bunce”
2001 — Promotional Production of the Year – “The Big Game”
2001 — Advertising Campaign of the Year – “Taking An Expedition”

Other Local, State and National Honors Awarded to News-Talk 1340 WRHI include:
The Rock Hill Herald “Buzzie”

2000 Best Radio Station-WRHI
2001 Best Radio Morning Show-“The Morning Show”
2004 Best Radio Station-WRHI
2005 Best Radio Station-WRHI
2006 Best Radio Station-WRHI

2006 Best Radio Morning Show-“The Morning Show”
2006    Best Weathercaster-Jerry Peterson
2007    Best Radio Station-WRHI
2007    Best Radio Morning Show-“The Morning Show:
2008    Best Radio Station-WRHI
2009    Best Radio Station-WRHI

2009    Best Radio Morning Show-“Palmetto Mornings”
2010    Best Radio Station-WRHI
2010    Best Radio Morning Show-“Palmetto Mornings”
2011     Best Radio Station-WRHI FM 94.3
2011     Best AM Radio Show-Palmetto Mornings
2011     Best Sportscaster-Chris Miller
2012 Best Radio Station-WRHI-FM 94.3
2012 Best Radio Personality-Chuck Boozer
2013 Best Radio Station-WRHI FM 94.3
2013 Best Radio Personality-Chuck Boozer
2013 Best Sportscaster-Chris Miller

Radio & Television News Directors’ Association of the Carolinas
First Place Awards:

2006 – Best Feature – “Isabell Jurado” with Steven Stone
2006 – Best Education – “Straight Talk – Superintendent Randy Bridges” with Manning Kimmel
2006 – Best Political (Election Coverage) – “Rock Hill General Election” with Alan Miller, Manning Kimmel, Mike Crowder, Bruce Bauman and Carl Gullick
2006 – Best Radio News Block – “The Morning Show”
2006 – Best Sports Special – “Sixty Years of High School Football” with Steven Stone & Phil Sarata
2006 – Best Sportscaster with Steven Stone
2006 – Best Weathercaster with Jerry Peterson
2006 – Best Website with Phil Sarata
2005 – Best Radio News Block – “The Evening Report” with Mike Crowder & Jerry Peterson
2005 – Best Sports Special – “The Road to Columbia” with Steven Stone & David Jones
2005 – Best Sports Play-By-Play – “Rock Hill Bearcat Football” with Steven Stone & Gene Knight

National Association of Broadcasters:

May 2005  - Best National Promotion