2011

2012 Mass. Broadcasters Association Awards (for content airing in 2011)


Air Personality Winner – Rob Hakala

Sports Feature Winner – Smash and Crash Demo Derby

News Story Winner – 100 Year Old Norwell Murder

News Story Merit – President Obama Visits Martha’s Vineyard

2011 RTDNA Regional Awards

Overall Excellence – Winner

Continuing Coverage - Tropical Storm Irene batters the South Shore

Hard News - Burials at sea

Investigative Reporting - 100 Year Old Norwell Murder

2011 Edward R. Murrow Award

2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award- Feature Reporting-“Down in the Dumps”

2011 AP Awards

Radio Television Digital News Association
Category Length Title Contributors
Overall Excellence - (57:55) 95.9 WATD FM, Marshfield WATD News Team
Breaking News Coverage (7:56) Marshfield Home Invasion Christine James, Ed Perry, Steven Dodrill, Katherine Perry
Continuing Coverage (12:46) Boater Goes Missing Off Marshfield Coast Steven Dodrill, Larry Nelson, Katherine Perry
Continuing Coverage - (26:16) Tropical Storm Irene batters the South Shore Garo Hagopian, Steven Dodrill, Ed Perry, WATD News Team
Investigative Reporting The story of con-man Arthur Roberts Ed Perry
Sports Reporting 1:58 Duxbury High School wins 2011 High School Superbowl – 12/5/11 Steven Dodrill
Feature Reporting (4:16) Ghosts at the Daniel Webster House Christine James, Rob Hakala
Feature Reporting (4:18) Vineyard Visit for Obama Ed Perry
Feature Reporting Balladeers at Beal House Katherine Perry
Hard News (3:47) A Battle with Drug Addiction Steven Dodrill
Hard News - (4:33) Burials at sea Katherine Perry
Use of Sound (6:16) News Reporter wins smash and crash Demolition Derby Steven Dodrill, Larry Nelson
Use of Sound (9:27) Fourth of July Parades – July 4, 2011 Ed Perry, Steven Dodrill
Best Newscast (17:56) November 11th – WATD Mid-day Report Christine James, WATD News Team
Investigative Reporting - (6:14) 100 Year Old Norwell Murder Christine James, Rob Hakala, Lisa Azizian
News Series (15:38) Remarkable Residents of Plymouth County Dave Skill, Rob Hakala
Writing Ed and Katherine Perry Compilation Ed Perry, Katherine Perry Compilation

2011 AP Award Entries

Associated Press
Category Length Title Contributors
Investigative Reporting (6:14) 100 Year Old Norwell Murder Christine James
Hard News Feature (6:14) 100 Year Old Norwell Murder Christine James
Breaking News (7:56) Marshfield Home Invasion Christine James, Ed Perry, Steven Dodrill, Katherine Perry
Continuing Coverage (12:46) Boater Goes Missing Off Marshfield Coast Steven Dodrill, Larry Nelson, Katherine Perry
Continuing Coverage (26:16) Tropical Storm Irene batters the South Shore Garo Hagopian, Steven Dodrill, Ed Perry, WATD News Team
Use of Sound (6:15) News Reporter wins smash and crash Demolition Derby Steven Dodrill, Larry Nelson
Sports Program (6:15) News Reporter wins smash and crash Demolition Derby Steven Dodrill, Larry Nelson
Hard News Feature (4:33) Burials at sea Katherine Perry
Hard News Feature (3:47) A friends failed battle with drug addiction Steven Dodrill
Feature Reporting (4:16) Ghosts at the Daniel Webster House Christine James
Use of Sound (9:27) Fourth of July Parades – July 4, 2011 Ed Perry, Steven Dodrill
Feature Reporting (4:18) Vineyard Visit with Obama Ed Perry
Sports Play-By-Play (15:03) High School Football: Duxbury wins Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium WATD Sports Team
Sports Feature (1:58) Duxbury High School wins 2011 High School Superbowl – 12/5/11 Steven Dodrill
Public Affairs (12:55) Live Reports from
Community Events
WATD News Team
Best Newscast (17:56 November 11th – WATD Mid-day Report with Christine James – 11/11/11 Christine James
Best Newscast (16:32) The Sunday Afternoon News
with Garo Hagopian – 8/28/11
Garo Hagopian
News Station of the Year (39:59) 95.9 WATD FM, Marshfield WATD News Team

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