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In pursuit of our goals to inform, engage, and inspire the southwestern Pennsylvania community, 90.5 WESA has received numerous awards in recognition of excellence in broadcast journalism.

90.5 WESA Staff Wins Several Golden Quill Awards

Presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the 50th annual Golden Quill Awards were awarded in recognition of professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism. 90.5 WESA claimed 11 wins, including three top prizes and multiple finalist awards, for some of the station's most compelling broadcast features.

Feature, Radio
Winner: Deanna Garcia, "With Santa Costumes and Drag Queens, This Isn't Your Grandma's Bingo"

Finalist: Deanna Garcia, "Connecting the Dots Between Play and Learning in the Classroom"

Public Affairs/Community Service, Television
Winner: Marcus Charleston, Paul Guggenheimer and Heather McClain, "The Black Middle Class Experience in Pittsburgh: A Public Dialogue"

Finalists:
Erika Beras, "With Community Violence, Post Traumatic Stress Can Be a Hidden Wound"
Marcus Charleston, Paul Guggenheimer and Heather McClain, "Dialogue on the Death Penalty With Sister Helen Prejean"
Larkin Page-Jacobs, "For Victims of Violence, Memorials Built to Last"

Education, Radio
Winner: WESA Staff, "Learning and Summer Vacation"

Finalists:
Deanna Garcia, "At This Camp, Playing Is More Than a Game"
Deanna Garcia, Liz Reid and Larkin Page-Jacobs, "Learning and Play"

Arts & Entertainment Story, Radio
Finalists:
Deanna Garcia, "Homewood Cemetery: Trees Get a Second Chance at Life"
Bob Studebaker, "Silk Sound Asian American Jazz Orchestra Gives New Life to Musical Traditions"

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