ACHIEVEMENTS / Larry Rea Honored by Writers Group -- Earns 2 Awards for Excellence in Craft Radio
"Outdoors with Larry Rea," which is in its 11th year on Sports 790-AM , earned double awards during the Tennessee Outdoor Writers Association's annual conference, April 20-21 in Chattanooga.
"Outdoors with Larry Rea" is a weekly, 90-minute show broadcast on Saturday mornings from 6 to 7:30 . It won first and second place in the TOWA's Excellence in Craft Radio broadcast category with segments on "The Dangers of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever" (first) and "Talking Hunting with Bill and Johnny" (second).
It is the fifth year in a row for the program to win double awards from the TOWA, which was formed in 1942 and is among the nation's oldest outdoor communication organizations.
Rea is among 25 honored lifetime TOWA members, a current member of the TOWA board of directors representing West Tennessee and is a former TOWA president.
A longtime resident of Germantown, Rea is the retired outdoors editor for The Commercial Appeal and has hosted "Outdoors with Larry Rea" since August 2001.
Rea is also a frequent freelance writer for The Commercial Appeal and is the director for the annual TWRA Mid-South Junior Fishing Rodeo, which will be June 9 at Johnson Road Lake behind Germantown Baptist Church off Poplar and Johnson Road. …