KCAL big winner at Golden Mikes

KCAL-TV was the big winner at the Radio & Television News Assn. of California’s 43rd annual Golden Mike Awards, which were handed out Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton.

The TV station won 16 trophies, more than any other television station since 1970.

The awards for best 60-minute news broadcast went to KCAL in division A and KSBY-TV in division B for smaller stations. KCAL also won for 30-minute news broadcast, while KNSD-TV picked up the 30-minute award in division B.

In radio, the best 15-minute-or-over newscast awards went to KFWB and KCSN. The under-15-minute honors were accorded to KFI and KLAC.

A total of 56 awards went to TV and radio outlets in the Southland for news, sports, business and feature reporting in 1992.

Judging came in A and B divisions, with TV stations in the A category limited to 70 or more full-time news staffers. Radio A stations have six or more full-time news employees.

A complete list of winners follows:

TELEVISION

News broadcast, 60 minutes — Div. A: KCAL-TV; Div. B: KSBY-TV.

News broadcast, 30 minutes or less — Div. A: KCAL-TV; Div. B: KNSD-TV.

Sports segment — Div. A: KCAL-TV, “Prime 9 News at 9”; Div. B: KNSD-TV, “5: 00 p.m. News.”

Newscast writing — KCAL-TV, “Prime 9 News at 9.”

Individual writing — KCAL-TV, “Homeless Coach”

Sports news reporting — Div. A: KCBS-TV, “AIDS Since Magic”; Div. B: KNSD-TV , “Aztecs vs. BYU Football.”

Sports feature reporting — Div. A: KCAL-TV, “The Real League of Their Own”; Div. B: KEYT-TV, “Camp Kilpatrick Football.”

Spot news reporting — Div. A: KABC-TV, “Freeway Chase”; Div. B: KNSD-TV, “Oakland Fire.”

Live coverage of a news story — Div. A: KCAL-TV, “L.A. Floods!”; Div. B: KEYT-TV, “Well Rescue at Hope Ranch.”

Original news commentary, news analysis, station editorial or series of editorials — KGTV.

Documentary — Div. A: KCAL-TV, “Victim No More”; Div. B, KEYT-TV, “The Rebirth of a Republic.”

News reporting — KCBS-TV, “Hurricane Andrew: Survival”

Hard news series reporting — Div. A: KTTV, “Party Shoot-Out”; Div. B KNSD-TV , “Rape Series.”

Light news series reporting — Div. A: KCAL-TV, “California Mysteries”; Div. B: KSBY-TV, “The Great Outdoors.”

Investigative reporting — Div. A: KCBS-TV, “Bitter Pill”; Div. B: KNSD-TV, “Zoo Series.”

Serious feature reporting — Div. A: KGTV, “Lords of Transit”; Div. B: KNSD-TV, “Drunk Driving.”

Light feature reporting — Div. A: KCAL-TV, “Shark!”; Div. B: KMEX-TV, “San Juan de los Lagos Virgin.”

Entertainment reporting — KNSD-TV, “Mighty Carson.”

Economic reporting — KCAL-TV, “New Rules for Your Money.”

News special — Div. A: KCAL-TV, “Crisis in L.A.: The Aftermath”; Div. B: KNSD-TV, “Earthquake Show.”

News videography of a single hard news story — KTTV, “Party Shoot-Out.”

News videography of a hard news series or special — KCAL-TV, “Violent Crime: What Can You Do?”

News videography of a single feature story — KCAL-TV, “The Queen Mary.”

News videography of a feature series or special — KSBY-TV, “Product of the Week.”

Videotape editing of a single hard news story — KCOP-TV, “Suspect Wanted.”

Videotape editing of a hard news series or special — KCAL-TV, “Violent Crime: What Can You Do?”

Videotape editing of a single feature story — KNSD-TV, “NTC Haircuts.”

Videotape editing of a feature series or special — KGTV, “Laura Arroyo Murder.”

Continuing coverage of the L.A. Riots — Div. A: KCAL-TV; Merit awards, KABC-TV, KCBS-TV, KCOP-TV, KTLA-TV, KTTV; Div. B: KMEX-TV.

RADIO

Newscast over 15 minutes — Div. A: KFWB; Div. B: KCSN.

Newscast under 15 minutes — Div. A: KFI; Div. B: KLAC.

Newscast writing over 15 minutes — KFWB, “The 4:00 p.m. News.”

Newscast writing under 15 minutes — KLAC, “KLAC News With Rosalie Fox.”

Sports segment — Div. A: KFWB, “Randy Kerdoon Sports”; Div. B: KVEN, “7:45 Sports.”

Individual writing — KFWB, “You Say Tomato …”

Sports news reporting — Div. A: KFWB, “Blind Ambition: Marathon ’92.”

Sports feature reporting — Div. A: KFWB, “Stan Strikes It Rich”; Div. B: KCSN, “Wheelchair Camp.”

Original news commentary, analysis, station editorial or series of editorials — KNX, “California Budget Crisis.”

Spot news sTory — Div. A: KNX, “The Quake in the Desert”; Div. B: KVEN, “February Floods.”

Live coverage of a news story — Div. A: KFWB, “The 50-Year Flood,” KNX, “Hands Across L.A.”; Div. B: KVEN, “Counter Rally.”

Documentary — Div. A: KSDO, “Conduct Unbecoming”; Merit Award: KNX, “Teen Sex in the ’90s”; Div. B: KPCC, “California Helmet Law.”

News reporting — KFWB, “Flood, Mud & Mobile Homes.”

News reporting by a radio network — Associated Press, “Goof Troop.”

Hard news series reporting — Div. A: KFWB, “Homeless and Wet”; Merit Award: KNX, “Border Checkpoint: Death and Drugs”; Div. B: KCSN, “Violence Against Gays.”

Feature news series reporting — Div. A: KNX, “The ‘Invasion’ of L.A.”; Div. B: KCSN, “Aerospace Industry Layoffs.”

Investigative reporting — Div. A: KFWB, “Homeless and Wet.”

Serious feature reporting — Div. A: KSDO, “Malcolm X: His Life & Legacy.”

Light feature reporting — Div. A: KPBS, “Mayoral Debate”; Div. B: KUCR, “Ice House.”

Entertainment reporting — KNX, “Oscars Night 1992.”

Economic reporting — KSDO, “Hard Times in Paradise.”

News special — Div. A: KPBS, “Robert Alton Harris: A Second Look”; Div. B: KCSN, “Election Update: The 12 Midnight Report.”

Use of feature sound — KFWB, “You Say Tomato …”

Continuing Coverage of the L.A. Riots — Div. A: KFWB, “City Under Siege: The L.A. Riots”; Div. B, KCSN, “City Under Siege: The L.A. Riots.”

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