WVTF Public Radio/RADIO IQ Receives Excellence in Journalism Award


Virginia Tech’s WVTF Public Radio/RADIO IQ has received a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Winners were chosen from over 1,400 entries in categories covering print, radio, television, and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2010.

Dating back to 1932, the awards originally honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the society granted the first Distinguished Service Awards. The honors later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

Sandy Hausman, reporter/producer, and Connie Stevens, reporter/anchor, received a Feature Reporting (101+ Market) award for their piece, “Kudzu: Friend, Foe — or Food?

Awards will be presented in New Orleans during the joint SPJ-Radio Television Digital News Association conference.

WVTF Public Radio is a National Public Radio (NPR) member station, broadcasting news, classical and jazz music, public information and affairs, and other cultural and entertainment programming. The station is a service of Virginia Tech and covers central and southwestern Virginia, plus parts of North Carolina and West Virginia at 89.1 FM (WVTF) in Roanoke, Va.; 88.5 FM (WVTW) and 89.3 FM (WVTU) in Charlottesville, Va.; 91.9 FM (WVTR) in Marion, Va.; 90.5 (WISE-FM) in Wise, Va.; and online.