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Congratulations to WRTI's Creatively Speaking team: Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis, Meridee Duddleston, David Patrick Stearns, and Eric Brannon.Listen to these outstanding features from 2013 that have been selected by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters:Outstanding Radio Feature Story/Report/Series:"Tribute to Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013)""Where Music Lives Series"

WRTI Arts Desk Reporters Honored

(Left to right) Meridee Duddleston, Phil Hunt (presenter, WNPV-AM, Lansdale), Susan Lewis, and Kile Smith. (Not pictured, Eric Brannon)

WRTI reporters traveled to The Hotel Hershey on May 16th to accept the 2016 Judges Merit Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. Congratulations to Susan Lewis (arts reporter), Meridee Duddleston (arts reporter), Kile Smith (arts reporter), and Eric Brannon (audio engineer) for their work on the following Arts Desk radio features that captured the winning votes from the judges. Check them out!

What’s the Power of Music? Ask Conductor Bramwell Tovey— by Susan Lewis

John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman, and a Song for the Ages— by Kile Smith

Her Job: Dramaturg...Know What She Does?— by Meridee Duddleston

Bela Bartok’s Farewell to Hungary— by Susan Lewis

This Song Changed the Course of Music— by Kile Smith

A Young Composer Inspired by One Book, One Philadelphia’s Orphan Train — by Meridee Duddleston