Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Black Voices Humboldt Wins Radio Mercury Award

Posted By on Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 12:29 PM

You may recall the Journal's coverage of the Black Voices Humboldt PSAs Sabina Gallier created for KSLG, amplifying Black residents' experiences with racism in our county. (Spots she gathered input from the community for and produced in the makeshift working-from-home studio in her closet.) Well, the spots got some national recognition from the Radio Mercury Awards yesterday, winning the Best Spot for a Cause by a Radio Station/Group. It's kind of a big deal. 
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In a message to the Journal, Gallier said, "It is an honor to be recognized in an industry that has so much to give in regards to changing communities for the better. To have the voices of Black people heard, listened to, to have their struggles recognized is just the tip of the iceberg in the shift we are seeing, and the work must continue beyond this. I'm thankful to have been given an opportunity to use radio to make a difference."

You can watch the virtual awards show here — the Black Voices Humboldt part,  starts at the 19-minute mark.  
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