Television station KCBS Channel 2 and its sister radio station, KNX (1070), earned top honors at the 36th annual Golden Mike awards for outstanding news broadcasting in Southern California.

KNBC Channel 4 captured the honors for best 30- and 60-minute newscasts by a major TV station, but KCBS collected a total of seven awards, including best documentary ("Vietnam 10 Years After"), best interview program ("Newsmakers") and best news special ("Mexico City: A Lesson for L.A.").

KNX, meanwhile, got the Golden Mike for best newscast over 15 minutes in length and four other awards, for spot news, documentary, editorial and sound.

The awards were announced Friday night by the Radio and Television News Assn. of Southern California.

Besides its award for best newscasts, KNBC also picked up a Golden Mike for best live coverage of a breaking news story. KABC-TV Channel 7 received just one award, for best sports segment.

In another division, for stations with smaller staffs, KTLA Channel 5 received the award for best hourlong newscast. It was one of four Golden Mikes the independent station won. KTTV Channel 11 captured five, including best sports reporting, best spot news coverage and best editorial.

In the division for smaller radio stations, public radio station KCSN-FM (88.5), operating out of California State University, Northridge, was honored for best newscast over 15 minutes for its "Local Edition of All Things Considered." The program also won an award for writing.

For best radio newscast under 15 minutes, the winners were KFI-AM (640) in Los Angeles and KPSI in Palm Springs.

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