Maryland Public Television has won eight regional Emmy Awards, more than most of its commercial competitors.
The contest is run by the Chesapeake Bay chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The big winner at the awards event, held Saturday night in Washington, was WTTG, the Fox affiliate in the capital, which brought in 16 awards. In second place was WUSA, the Washington CBS affiliate, with nine, in addition to the organization's community service award.
WMAR, the ABC affiliate in Baltimore, won seven awards. CBS' WJZ and WBAL, the NBC affiliate, came away with three each. Fox's WBFF won two.
WBAL's radio station, heard at 1090 AM, had good news yesterday from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, which announced that it won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. WBAL's Anne Kramer won the Murrow award for investigative reporting.