The national Edward R. Murrow Awards are some of the most prestigious of awards in broadcasting, and Dave Ross (KIROFM m-f, 9a-12p) just won two. For best news writing in the categories of Large Market Radio, the other for his syndicated network (CBS) commentaries.
He already had two on his belt: in 2001 and 2005 for commentary. It's a big deal, and Ross was the only broadcaster in the market this year to receive this recognition awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
Ross, 59, is arguably the smartest and most thoughtful radio talker in the Seattle market.
(We were just dreamin'... If something happened to Steve Scher, wouldn't the brains, humor and musical talent of Dave Ross be perfect for KUOW's Weekday? Or maybe he and Scher could team up --nah, that would cost money, and spending money on talent is against the rules for the public radio station...)