WRHI made broadcast history on Saturday night by becoming the first South Carolina radio station to win Radio Station of the Year in 9 different years. The coveted recognition was one of 15 awards received by OTS Media at the 51st Annual South Carolina Broadcasters Association Awards at Columbia. Individually, Chris Miller continued his 12-year streak as the state’s top sportscaster and was honored with numerous other sports awards including Sports Show Of The Year for the “Red Zone”, Convergence Coverage Award for the Football City USA KickOff and the Award of Merit in the same category for the South Pointe State Championship. Additionally, Miller, along with Congressman Ralph Norman and Austin Livingston, received the award for Best Pandemic Coverage. Lucas McFadden, Patti Mercer and Tyler Cupp won two awards for Palmetto Mornings, including being named News-Talk Show of the Year for the first time and the Merit Award for Radio Show of the Year. Steven Stone received three news awards, including the Newscaster of the Year Merit Award in addition to Narrative of the Year for the Lesslie Family Murders and the Merit Award in the same category for the arrest of Price Brothers. Toys for Happiness and Moe & Mary Bell have been honored with a prestigious Uray Public Service Award. Tyler Cupp, Gene Knight, Matt Hiers and Chet Tucker also received awards in several sports categories. Steven Stone, Jackson Taylor and Elizabeth Evans received the PSA of the Year Award for “Don’t Litter Lancaster County” and Maxablities received the Merit Award in the same category. And for the third year in a row, Manning Kimmel and Straight Talk won Best Public Affairs Program.
WLTX in Colombia was named Best TV Station in the State, one of 9 awards it received for leading ALL TV stations in South Carolina.

Full List of OTS Media Awards

Radio Station of the Year: WRHI (9th time)
Sportscaster of the Year: Chris Miller (12th time)
News-Talk Show of the Year: Palmetto Mornings (Lucas McFadden, Patti Mercer, Tyler Cupp)
Sports Show of the Year: The Red Zone (Chris Miller, Gene Knight, Tyler Cupp)
Convergence Coverage: 4th Annual WRHI Football City USA Launch (Chris Miller, Tyler Cupp, Steven Stone)
Breaking News Story: Lesslie Family Murders (Steven Stone, Manning Kimmel, Matthew Kreh)
Public Service Announcement of the Year: Don’t Litter in Lancaster County (Steven Stone, Jackson Taylor, Elizabeth Evans)
Uray Service Project of the Year Merit Award: (Allan Miller, Moe Bell, Mary Bell)
Merit Award for Radio Show of the Year: Palmetto Mornings (Lucas McFadden, Patti Mercer, Tyler Cupp)
Merit Award for Public Affairs Show of the Year: Straight Talk (Manning Kimmel, Sheilah Kimmel)
News Anchor of the Year Merit Award: Steven Stone
Convergence Coverage Merit Award: South Pointe Football State Championship (Chris Miller, Tyler Cupp, Chet Tucker)
Story Merit Award of the Year: Price Brothers Arrest (Steven Stone, Manning Kimmel, Matthew Kreh)
Merit Award for Best Pandemic Coverage: Congressman Norman Town Hall (Congressman Ralph Norman, Austin Livingston, Chris Miller)
PSA Merit of the Year Award: Maxabilities

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