2018 Championship Radio Winners
This year, one radio competition was held in the News & Features category. The top winners from those 47 entrants qualified to participate in the Hearst National Radio
Championship in San Francisco June 3-7, 2018.
Once in San Francisco, the radio finalists were assigned to tell a story about the increasing cost of housing in the Bay Area. The finalists’ radio packages were
to include an anchor lead-in, a recorded wrap and a completed script to be presented as a piece for a radio network’s morning drive segment. The judges expected to receive a news piece, ranging between one to two minutes in addition to a shorter 40-second piece.
The judges received the completed entries by Wednesday morning for review. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony that evening. The first-through-third place winners were awarded scholarships of $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000 respectively. The two finalists earned $1,500 scholarships each. An additional $1,000 award for Best Use of Radio for News Coverage was selected from the monthly competition submissions.