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Jilda Unruh and Brian Andrews ham it up for his ‘How Dirty Is It’ reports airing on WFOR where places people hang out, and things people touch get swabbed and tested for germs. Hint, your smart phone is gross because it turns out you’re gross!

Personally, we’d rather go through life oblivious to how dirty is it and soap up singing Happy Birthday song for 20 minutes.

If you must know however, here’s how germy Dade transit, and Gov’t Center food court are. [link]

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I saw a story in passing about a seven-year old boy who got electrocuted when he jumped in his family’s pool. Unplugged from news cycle I didn’t pay much attention to it until I started seeing all these people posing with a drawing of someone called Mr Awesome. Who’s this Mr Awesome I thought?

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Calder, it turns out is the son of Chris Sloan, the owner of 2C Media – the local broadcast design powerhouse whose work can be seen all over TV. Mr Awesome is Calder’s nickname, the picture everyone is posing with is self-portrait.

Our condolences to Chris and his family during this difficult time.

If you can, please make a donation to the foundation established in Calder’s name, Calder Jacob Sloan Legacy Fund by visiting this link https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=kBZXqqJRU1rarYGkTjODLA

 

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WPTV and WLRN Murrow Award Winners in 2014

Today the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the winners of the 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards recognizing the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.

WPTV and WLRN radio both won awards this year. WPTV won for overall excellence among large market television stations in Region 13 which covers television stations Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. WPTV reporter Dan Krauth and photojournalist Jim Sitton’s investigation into local 911 operators won in the News Series category.

WLRN radio won five Murrow awards, one for overall excellence among large market radio stations. Two for it’s Elevation Zero series in the news documentary and news series categories, and another one in the hard news category.

Regional winners are automatically entered for consideration for the national Murrow awards which will be judged in May.

 

WPTV 911 Dispatch Mistakes

WLRN Elevation Zero

WLRN Sistrunk Boulevard

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In two days WSCV Telemundo 51 will debut its new set. A promo airing right now on WSCV shows a hint of what’s to come, and it looks like the set will feature a large video wall behind the news anchors similar to what WTVJ has.

For the last month or so WSCV newscasts have been originating from the newsroom construction of the new set was underway

h/t Alain

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On Saturday WPLG meteorologist Julie Durda threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Marlins vs Mariners game. And aced it. Shortly before that she spent a few hours with Marlins pitcher AJ Ramos learning to warm up, exercise and how to throw the ball well. And apparently he thought her well.

Despite all the training and warming up though, Julie says she was sore after the throw and had to ice her arm. But at least it was worth it. Also, the Marlins beat the Marines

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