WRHI was selected as one of two finalists for South Carolina Radio Station of the Year for the 15th time in the past 17 years by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association. WRHI has won the award 8 of the previous 14 times (finishing second the other 6), which ties WTCB-FM with Columbia for the most in state history. In total, WRHI and sister station WRHM are finalists for 15 awards. Among the finalists is WRHI’s annual Toys For Happiness Project, which is a finalist for Service Project of the Year. Chris Miller is a Sportscaster of the Year finalist for the 12th consecutive year (he won the award in 2021). WRHI’s Palmetto Mornings is a finalist for Radio Show of the Year (Palmetto Mornings won the award in 2021) and a finalist for News-Talk Show of the Year. Straight Talk is a Public Affairs Show of the Year finalist (Straight Talk won the award in 2021). Steven Stone is a finalist for Journalist of the Year. The other radio station finalist for Radio Station of the Year is Colombia’s WFMV-FM. Finalists for Television Station of the Year are WIS in Colombia and WLTX in Colombia. Two finalists are named in each category. The annual STAR Awards, honoring South Carolina’s top radio and television stations, takes place August 13 at Columbia.

OTS Media FINALISTS:

Radio of the year: WRHI-AM/FM
Uray Service Project of the Year: toys for happiness
Radio Show of the Year: Palmetto Mornings
Sports Animator of the Year: Chris Miller
Journalist of the Year: Peter Steven
Public Affairs Program of the Year: Speak frankly
Sporting event of the year: The red zone
Current Affairs Talkshow of the Year: Palmetto Mornings
Better convergence coverage: 4th Annual WRHI Football City USA Kickoff
Better convergence coverage: South Pointe Football State Championship
News coverage of the year: Lesslie family murders
News coverage of the year: The Price brothers arrested
Best pandemic-related service to the community: Congressman Norman Town Hall
PSA of the Year: Maxabilities
PSA of the Year: Don’t Litter Lancaster County

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