(Universal City, Calif.)—The Radio & Television News Assn. of
Southern California will honor Regis Philbin with its first-ever “Broadcast
Legend Award” and television news anchors Kelly Lange and José Ronstadt
with “Lifetime Achievement” awards during the 61st Annual Golden Mike
Awards presentation at Universal City on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.
Philbin is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most hours
on television of anyone in the world. He has entertained generations as the
host of the daily talk show “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and his career is now
into its seventh decade. He started with “The Regis Philbin Show” in San
Diego and soon moved to Los Angeles. His first national exposure came as the
announcer for ABC’s nightly talk-variety program “The Joey Bishop Show.”
Philbin also was the original host of the blockbuster “Who Wants to Be a
Millionaire?” game show. He is receiving the RTNA’s first-ever “Broadcast
Legend Award” for his stature and excellence in broadcasting.
Kelly Lange was the first female weeknight television news anchor in
Southern California. Her career started in 1967 as an airborne traffic
reporter for KABC-AM radio. She joined KNBC-TV in 1971 where she spent
28 years. Lange won numerous awards, including multiple Golden Mikes and
Emmys. She became nationally known as a fill-in anchor on NBC’s “Today”
and “Tomorrow” shows. She developed a second career as a novelist and has
half-a-dozen books to her credit.
José Ronstadt is a longtime television news anchor—and household
name in Spanish-language broadcasting. His career includes long stints at
KVEA-TV, KWHY-TV and KMEX-TV. Ronstadt has produced and hosted a
number of internationally broadcast news, sports and entertainment shows
and specials. In addition to his storied career in news, Ronstadt is well-known
for his community involvement. He’s also heavily involved in the world of
mariachi music and is a member of the International Mariachi Hall of Fame.
The awards will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at the
Universal Hilton Hotel as part of a show honoring the best in radio, television,
and internet broadcast journalism in Southern California.
The Golden Mike Awards are presented annually by the Radio
&Television News Assn. of Southern California, the non-profit group
representing broadcast newsrooms in Los Angeles, San Diego and other
markets from Bakersfield south to the Mexican border.
For more info and top winnders of the 61st Annuial Golden Mike Awards
or Radio TV News Assn. visit www.rtna.org
Editors note: George Mc Qude is a former TV/Radio News Broadcast veteran and three time
Golden Mike Winner for "Best Newscast" KGIL, "Best Newscast under 15 minutes" KFI
and Best use of sound during the LA Riots, KGIL Newstalk 1260 and Magic FM, Los Angeles.
Mc Quade is also an original writer, producer for the first 90 minute news broadcast on the weekends in the Los Angeles market, "Today in LA Weekends, the Channel 4 News, KNBC-TV, Burbank."
Mc Quade retired from broadcast news after 20 years in the radio and TV news business. He now writes a monthly column for O'Dwyer Publications on new media trends, social media and media
campaigns on a daily behind the scenes publication, www.odwyerpr.com.
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