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Peabody Awards Cancels L.A. Ceremony

The Peabody Awards ceremony, previously set for June 18 in Los Angeles, has been cancelled due to ongoing challenges regarding live events amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Even without an in-person ceremony, winners of the awards -- intended to honor the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019 -- will be announced next week. On Monday, June 8, the Career Achievement Award will be announced and the remaining award winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 10.

A month ago, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced 60 nominees for 30 awards. For more, see the awards website.

Many events that had been pushed back to spring or even fall have had to be pushed back further or converted to virtual gatherings. Today the National Association of Broadcasters and Radio Advertising Bureau said the Radio Show convention slated for Nashville in September will go digital, sister publication Radio World reported.