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The award listing for the 2010 Peabody Awards are up and we’ve got a local winner right here in town. Congrats are in order for Ms. Diane Rehm of WAMU-FM who snagged the award for herself due to her work on The Diane Rehm Show.
Rehm is a D.C. native and has been in radio broadcasting since 1973 when she started as a volunteer for WAMU’s The Home Show.
The Peabody Awards have praised broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, production organizations, and individuals since 1941for their achievements.
Other notable winners of this year’s Peabody’s include ABC’s Modern Family, Sesamestreet.org, FOX’s Glee, and NPR.org. For a complete list of winners, visit the Peabody Award website.
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Ed Walker, American University graduate and DC radio legend, has been nominated to the National Radio Hall of Fame in the category “Local or Regional — Pioneer.” With his soothing voice and radio history expertise, Walker has hosted The Big Broadcast, a four hour radio show featuring classic radio programming from the 30s, 40s and 50s, since 1990. These classic shows (Suspense, Flibber McGee and Molly, Dragnet, Gunsmoke, Lux Radio Theater, etc.) offer us a weekly reprieve from computers and TV, and transport us back to a time when big movie stars like Orson Welles, Gary Cooper, Gene Harlow and Jack Benny communicated their acting and comical talents to the American public over the airwaves. Continue reading