"Santa Fe Shooting"


Recipient of the BEST SPOT NEWS BY A RADIO STATION award in The Charles E. Green Awards (2018)

KRLD 1080 News Radio


Judge’s Comments:

KRLD Dallas made good use of audio from its sister stations, its networks and its access to experts to bring to listeners in Dallas a compilation of events happening at a shooting where ten died almost 300 miles away at Santa Fe High School. The audio was knitted together nicely to tell a coherent story about an unthinkable event.

Bill McCloskey

Judge Bio:

Bill McCloskey started in radio news in Philadelphia in 1961, sharpening pencils and changing Teletype ribbons at WIP. After service as an Army PIO in Vietnam, he returned to Metromedia Radio and was assigned as news director at WASH-FM in Washington, D.C. He moved to the TV side at WTTG in 1972, returned to WASH, then joined The Associated Press Radio Network as assistant managing editor in 1975. Eleven years later he embarked on a public relations career, retiring from BellSouth when it was purchased by AT&T in 2008. He is a former national board member of the Society of Professional Journalists and is on the board of the Sigma Delta Chi scholarship granting foundation in Washington.

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