106.3 WORD's Bohannon Honored

NY International Radio Festival Award

Seth Stokes
June 20, 2018 - 11:00 am

This award mirrors one he and a Westwood One crew won 30 years ago – about what American soldiers endured in Vietnam. Both docs were titled “Pain and Pride,” and this year’s edition, which aired on Veteran’s Day 2017, was subtitled “Remembering Vietnam, 50 years later.”

Bohannon was there “in-country,” serving with the 856th Radio Research Detachment in Cat Lai and Long Binh during his 1967-1968 tour. He’s remained active in veterans affairs, speaking at the Vietnam Wall Memorial in 1990, emceeing a Vietnam Veterans reunion in Branson, MO in 2001, and speaking at next week’s gathering of his Vietnam unit, the 199th Light Infantry Brigade.

Counting up the hardware, Westwood One claimed a total of five awards at the New York International Radio Festival Awards ceremony, including a Silver “Best news magazine” award for America in the Morning, and two Bronze awards for its coverage of the Las Vegas shooting (“best breaking coverage” and “ongoing coverage”).

Most of the radio awards went to broadcasters outside the U.S., including the “Broadcaster of the Year” trophy to RTE Ireland. But CBS News Radio, which also won a Murrow Award for “CBS News Roundup,”

Jim Bohannon is a regular contributor to Westwood One’s “America in the Morning” program which airs weekdays 5AM to 6AM on 1063 WORD.  Bohannon is also a frequent host for the Tara Show and Bob McLain.

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