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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 Nine Wins At 2013 PABPA Awards

Presented by the Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters Association, the 2013 PAPBA News Awards are in recognition of outstanding broadcast journalism efforts by AP member radio and television stations, cable television and networks in Pennsylvania. Awards were presented on May 31 at the PAPBA banquet in State College. 

90.5 WESA claimed nine wins, including three top prizes, as well as the Sandy Starobin Award for Individual Reporting.

Enterprise/Individual Reporting

1.) Sandy Starobin Award for Individual Reporting: Larkin Page-Jacobs - "For Victims of Violence, Memorials Built to Last"

3.) Erika Beras - "With Community Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Can Be a Hidden Wound"

Public Affairs

1.) Marcus Charleston, Paul Guggenheimer, Heather McClain - "A Dialogue on the Death Penalty with Sister Helen Prejean"

2.) Deanna Garcia - "Downtown Pittsburgh Shifting to Full-Fledged Neighborhood"

3.) Marcus Charleston, Paul Guggenheimer, Heather McClain - "Facing a New Life after Aging Out of the Foster Care System"


1.) Deanna Garcia, Josh Raulerson, Larkin Page-Jacobs, Mark Nootbaar, Kevin Gavin - "Summer Break: The good, the bad, and the why"

3.) Josh Raulerson - "Understanding the Transportation Funding Debate Through Bridges"

News or Sports Talk Program

1.) Essential Pittsburgh Staff - "JFK plus 50"

2.) Essential Pittsburgh Staff - "The March on Washington 50 Years Later"