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KRWG News receives five awards from New Mexico Broadcasters Association

KRWG TV and FM received five awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association’s 2018 Excellence in Broadcasting awards. The awards “reflect the outstanding achievement of individual broadcasters and broadcast teams from around the state,” according to NMBA’s website.

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KRWG TV and FM received five awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. The award winners included Michael Hernandez, Jacob Lockwood, Fred Martino, and Edmundo Resendez (left to right). The documentary project, "Our Stories: Vietnam Part 3," received an award for best local programming. (Courtesy photo)

KRWG-FM received four awards. Director of Content Fred Martino received the award for best website, an award that has been given to KRWG several times in the past. Reporter Michael Hernandez received the award for best feature news for his story, “Shattered Lives.” The Best Social Media Integration award went to Edmundo Resendez, operations manager, and Jacob Lockwood, engineer, for the Red or Green Confidential. Resendez also received the award for best station promotional announcement for the KRWG Testimonials.

KRWG-TV received the award for best local programming for its documentary project titled, “Our Stories: Vietnam Part 3.” The award went to the KWRG production department– Ralph Escandon, Christian Valle and Joe Widmer, producers/videographers, and Glen Cerny, former KRWG general manager.

“This is a reminder that great things come from hard work, organization and a commitment to professional development,” Martino said. “As director for the department for nearly a decade, I've seen this pay off in so many ways, most importantly, in our service to the community.”

The KWRG staff will accept the awards at the New Mexico Broadcasters Association summer convention June 8.