Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM Wins 18 Alabama AP Awards


Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM won eight first place Alabama Associated Press Media Editor awards at a ceremony held June 1, 2019 including the first place award for Outstanding News Operation.

“It’s refreshing to work in a newsroom where the mission is clear: tell good stories that matter. Our reporters put a lot of time and effort into their journalism and it shows,” says WBHM News Director Gigi Douban. “We’re truly honored to have received this special recognition. It’s a testament to the news staff’s tremendous talent, hard work, and dedication.”

In addition to Outstanding News Operation, WBHM earned a total of 18 awards including:


“Smart journalists doing superb work — that’s what’s being recognized here and it is what WBHM’s audience has come to expect,” says General Manager Chuck Holmes. “These awards reflect our deep commitment to our public service mission and a standard of quality journalism that we deliver every day.”

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States.

About WBHM
Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM, a member-supported service of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is “Your NPR News Station” and home to the Alabama Radio Reading Service for the blind and print-impaired. Listen to WBHM’s programming and award-winning regional journalism on air, online at, and through the app or a smart speaker. Follow the station @WBHM on Twitter, on Facebook, and @WBHM903 on Instagram.