Golden Mike awards honor Bob Eubanks, Stephanie Edwards

Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards, who first hosted KTLA's Rose Parade coverage together in 1982, are ending their run with the 2016 festivities.
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Los Angeles media outlets took home top prizes at the Golden Mike awards held Saturday night at the Universal Hilton Hotel. Television stations KTLA and KCBS won best television newscast honors and radio stations KNX and KPCC won best radio newscast awards.

The Golden Mikes are presented annually by the Radio and Television News Assn. of Southern California, the nonprofit group representing all broadcast markets from Fresno south to the Mexican border.

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Broadcast Legend awards were presented to Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards. The veteran commentators of KTLA’s live Rose Parade broadcast announced early last year that they would be retiring from the roles that they’ve held nearly every year since 1982.


TV station KTLA won both the award for best 60-minute newscast in a major market and the best daytime newscast award, the latter for a second year in a row. KCBS garnered top honors for best 30-minute newscast.

Bakersfield TV station KBAK took home the best 60-minute newscast and best daytime newscast awards for small markets, while radio station KNX received honors for the best major market newscast over 15 minutes.

Radio stations KPCC won for best radio newscast under 15 minutes while Cal State Long Beach’s K-Beach (KKJZ HD3) won the small-market award for best radio newscast of less than 15 minutes.

The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards went to longtime Southern California television anchor Colleen Williams of KNBC, and to Mike Landa, who recently retired after four decades at KNX radio.

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