WRHI 94.3 FM/ 1340 AM/wrhi.com has been named the radio station of the year by the S.C. Broadcaster Association.
The York County station received the award for the sixth time, tying the station with WKZQ in Myrtle Beach for second most in state history.
Only WTCB in Columbia has won the award more, taking home the prize eight times.
The award, established in 1970, was previously won by WRHI in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2012.
Allan Miller and Manning Kimmel, managing partners of OTS Media Services, parent company of WRHI AM/FM accepted the award.
Including its “Station of the Year” award, WRHI and sister station Interstate 107 won eight SCBA Awards.
WRHI’s Toys for Happiness project received the Richard Uray Service Project of the Year Award. Chris Miller won the STAR Award for South Carolina Sportscaster of the Year. WRHI.com was named the top website in the state. York County Natural Gas’ “Elves Log Sale” was named the radio commercial of the year. Straight Talk won the award of merit for radio show. The Northwestern State Championship game won an award of merit for radio/online convergence, and Mike Crowder won an award of merit for news reporter of the year.
• The Council of Chambers of York County has selected participants for the Youth Leadership York County class of 2014. About 50 students from eight York County schools submitted applications for the program, and finalists participated in interviews conducted by representatives from area businesses.
The youth leadership program or “YouLead” is an eight-month long experience designed for high school students from public and private schools in York County. Besides developing leadership skills, YouLead participants will meet local and state government officials, tour area businesses with local industry leaders, volunteer with York County service agencies and gain a greater understanding of the community that they call home.
Students selected for the 2013-2014 program are: Alexandra Abbott, Avery Carter, Carlo Harneit and Randi Smith from Fort Mill High School ; Asia Barnes and Brianna Stevens from Northwestern High School; Amelia Campbell and Emily Coleman from Westminster Catawba Christian School; Julie Comer, Morgan Kuczler, Carrie Lee Lancaster and Matthew Ransom from York Comprehensive High School; Hannah Harvey and Sabrina Roof from Nation Ford High School; Teddy Hutchison and Anna Rollo from Rock Hill High School; David Kowalczyk and Rachel Park from Clover High School; and Peyton Marion and Patrick Williams from South Pointe High School.
• Roger Parker has been promoted to vice president of facilities & construction for Comporium.
In 1998, Parker was promoted to senior materials control specialist; then he was named building & supplies supervisor in 2000. In October, 2004, he was promoted to facilities & materials manager.
Prior to joining Comporium, Parker served more than 15 years in the U.S. Army before leaving the service in 1993 as a sergeant first class.
• Two Piedmont Medical Center nurses have won 2013 Palmetto Gold Nursing Award. Patricia Hoffman, BSN, RN, Nursing Supervisor and CJ Carringer, MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, Nursing Supervisor were honored. Every year the Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program recognizes nurses across South Carolina who exemplify excellence in nursing practice and commitment to the nursing profession. Nurses from a variety of practice settings all over the state are nominated, and only 100 S.C, nurses are selected.
• TUESDAY – The Technology Incubator at Knowledge Park is holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. at 157 East Main Street, Suite 500, in downtown Rock Hill. Led by the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation and the City of Rock Hill, in conjunction with the Clemson University Technology Villages Program, the Incubator will assist entrepreneurs in launching new technology companies.
• FRIDAY – Palmetto Commons Centre will hold a ground-breaking ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at 1201 Carolina Place Parkway in Fort Mill.
Business in the center are Robert Palmer & Associates, CPA, Michael Johnson & Associates, the Ferrara-Buist Companies and David Bowman Wealth Management & Retirement Consultants, Inc.