Vineyard Haven, MA — On Wednesday, November 14, mvyradio’s Laurel Redington won a Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Award for a segment she produced entitled “Island Students Walk Out For Parkland.”
The piece originally aired on mvyradio’s Sunday Morning public affairs show “The Vineyard Current,” in March 2018 on WMVY 88.7FM. Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School students Amelia Simmons and Rachel Salop and MV Charter School senior Keith Chatinover spoke about the upcoming high school student walkout, one month after the Parkland, Florida school shooting.
Redington’s segment won the Merit Award for Spot News.
Redington won Mass Broadcasters Awards in 2016 and 2017. Since joining WMVY in 1991, Redington has held various roles at the station, but since March 2017 she has worked in a position she initiated, mvyradio Community Outreach Director. She focuses on creating programming for the station that benefits the community, and she serves as a liaison and emissary to local non-profits and other organizations to help mvyradio better serve the Island.
The archived segment can be found here: