That station is 101.5 WKXW-FM and the award comes from the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. The story that earned the award was coverage of a fatal bus accident in Paramus, NJ, on the morning of May 17, 2018, when a school bus collided with a dump truck on Interstate 80.
Teacher Jennifer Williamson and 10-year-old student Miranda Vargas lost their lives. New Jersey 101.5 New Anchor Jen Ursillo, with online support by Louis Hochman, Sergio Bichao, and Dan Alexander, delivered the latest information on the accident throughout the station’s dayparts.
“For almost 30 years, New Jersey 101.5 has been a voice for the people of the state,” said Ron deCastro, New Jersey 101.5 Market President and Chief Revenue Officer. “This award reflects the station’s commitment to its audience.”
The fatal accident has resulted in a number of proposals by federal and state officials to address school bus safety.