List of Peabody Award winners (1940–49)

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Peabody Award winners and honorable mentions.

1940s[edit]

1940[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
CBS Radio Public Service by a Network
Elmer Davis, CBS Radio Best Reporting of the News
KFRU Radio, Columbia, Missouri Public Service by a Small Station
WGAR Radio, Cleveland, Ohio Public Service by a Medium-sized Station
WLW Radio, Cincinnati, Ohio Public Service by a Large Station
Honorable Mentions
KNX Radio, Los Angeles, California Meritorious Service to a Localized Area
KSTP Radio, St. Paul, Minnesota for America Calling
KVOS Radio, Bellingham, Washington for Promoting Better Understanding Between Canada and the United States Through Its Armistice Day Program
WBAP Radio, Fort Worth, Texas Series of Prison Broadcasts
WBNX Radio, New York, New York Public Service to Foreign Language Groups in New York
WCAU Radio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wake Up America, Contribution to National Defense
WGEO Radio (shortwave), Schenectady, New York Service to the Byrd South Pole Expedition
WJJD Radio, Chicago, Illinois Service to Education in Broadcasts to Schools
WJZ Radio, New York, New York Town Meeting of the Air
WLS Radio, Chicago, Illinois for Meritorious Service to Agriculture
WOR Radio, New York, New York The American Forum of the Air
WOW Radio, Omaha, Nebraska The President's Birthday Ball of 1940
WQXR Radio, New York, New York High Standards of Musical Progress
WRC and WMAL Radio, Washington, D.C. Mile of Dimes
WSB Radio, Atlanta, Georgia Distinguished Public Service Contributions

1941[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
CBS Radio, Cecil Brown Outstanding Reporting of the News.
Norman Corwin We Hold These Truths, a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the United States Bill of Rights, Outstanding Entertainment in Drama.
The International Shortwave Broadcasters of the United States Outstanding Public Service by Stations.
Mutual Broadcasting System and Alfred Wallenstein (WOR Radio) for Outstanding Entertainment in Music.
NBC Radio University of Chicago Round Table, Outstanding Educational Program.
NBC Radio (WEAF) Against the Storm, Outstanding Entertainment in Drama.

1942[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
CBS Radio The Man Behind the Gun, Outstanding Entertainment in Drama.
CBS Radio, Charles Collingwood for Outstanding Reporting of the News.
KOAC Radio, Corvallis, Oregon Our Hidden Enemy, Venereal Disease, Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station.
NBC Pacific Coast Network The Standard Symphony, Outstanding Entertainment in Music.
WCHS Radio, Charleston, West Virginia The Home Front, Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station.
WHA Radio Afield with Ranger Mac, Outstanding Educational Program.

1943[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio (The Blue Network) American Town Meeting, Outstanding Educational Program.
CBS Radio Lux Radio Theater, Outstanding Entertainment in Drama.
CBS Radio Let's Pretend, Outstanding Children's Program.
CBS Radio An Open Letter to the American People, Outstanding Entertainment in Drama.
CBS Radio, Edward R. Murrow Outstanding Reporting of the News.
Bob Hope a Personal Award.
KNX Radio, Los Angeles, California These Are Americans, Outstanding Community Service by a Regional Station.
KSL Radio, Salt Lake City, Utah Music and the Spoken Word, Outstanding Entertainment in Music.
KYA Radio, San Francisco, California Calling Longshoremen, Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station.
Honorable Mentions
NBC Radio Outstanding Educational Program Inter-American University of the Air, "The Lands of the Free".
WSNJ Radio, Bridgeton, New Jersey Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station, Junior Commandos.

1944[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio (The Blue Network), Raymond Gram Swing for Outstanding News Commentary.
Fred Allen, CBS Radio a Personal Award.
KFI Radio, Los Angeles, California Philharmonic Young Artists Series, Outstanding Program for Youth.
Col. Edward M. Kirby, Chief Radio Branch, War Department a Personal Award.
Mutual Broadcasting System Human Adventure, Outstanding Educational Program.
NBC Radio Cavalcade of America, Outstanding Entertainment in Drama.
NBC Radio Telephone Hour, Outstanding Entertainment in Music.
WIBX Radio, Utica, New York Cross-Rhoads, Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station.
WLW Radio, Cincinnati, Ohio Outstanding Reporting of News.
WNYC Radio and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, New York, New York Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station.
WTAG Radio, Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester and the World, Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station.
Honorable Mentions
KMOX Radio, St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Speaks.
KOIN Radio, Portland, Oregon Song of the Columbia.
KVOO Radio, Tulsa, Oklahoma Southwest Forum.
WFBL Radio, Syracuse, New York Syracuse on Trial.

1945[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio and George V. Denny, Jr. America's Town Meeting of the Air, Outstanding Educational Program.
CBS Radio and Paul White Outstanding Reporting of the News.
KFWB Radio, Hollywood, California Marc Curry Working Towards Toward a Better World, Outstanding Regional Public Service.
KOMA Radio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Save a Life, Outstanding Local Public Service.
KOWH Radio, Omaha, Nebraska We March with Faith, Outstanding Children's Program.
Mutual Broadcasting System, Arch Oboler for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama.
NBC Radio The NBC Symphony of the Air, for Outstanding Entertainment in Music.
NBC Radio and Edgar Bergen for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama.
WHAM Radio, Rochester, New York, and Dr. Howard Hanson, Eastman School of Music Outstanding Entertainment in Music.
Honorable Mentions
KRNT Radio, Des Moines, Iowa Outstanding Reporting of the News.
WHAS Radio, Louisville, Kentucky Wake Up Kentucky.
WOV Radio and Arnold Hartley, New York, New York Mr. Colombo Discovers America.

1946[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
CBS Radio The Columbia Workshop, Outstanding Entertainment in Radio.
CBS Radio and William L. Shirer Outstanding Reporting and Interpretation of the News.
John Crosby The New York Herald Tribune, a Personal Award.
NBC Radio Orchestras of the Nation.
WELL Radio, Battle Creek, Michigan Our Town, Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station.
WHCU Radio, Ithaca, New York The Radio Edition of The Weekly Press, Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station.
WMCA Radio, New York, New York Outstanding Educational Program.
WOW Radio, Omaha, Nebraska Operation Big Muddy, Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station.
WSB Radio, Atlanta, Georgia The Harbor We Seek, Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station.
Honorable Mentions
CBS Radio Invitation to Music.
CBS Radio Suspense.
Junior League of America Books Bring Adventure.
Henry Morgan, ABC Radio Outstanding Entertainment in Drama.
Mutual Broadcasting System Meet the Press.
Robert Saudek and ABC Radio Outstanding Educational Program—Radio Adaptation of John Hersey's Hiroshima.

1947[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio Theatre Guild on the Air.
ABC Radio The Boston Symphony Orchestra.
ABC Radio, Elmer Davis Outstanding Reporting and Interpretation of the News.
CBS Radio CBS Views the Press.
CBS Radio CBS Is There.
KXAR Radio, Hope, Arkansas Disaster Broadcast from Cotton Valley, Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station.
WBBM Radio, Chicago, Illinois Report Uncensored, Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station.
Honorable Mentions
CBS Radio Studio One.
United National Network for Peace United Nations Today.
WCCO Radio, Minneapolis, Minnesota Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station, As the Twig is Bent.
WQQW Radio, Washington, D.C. The Children's Hour.

1948[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio You Bet Your Life.
ABC Radio Communism, U.S. Brand.
ABC Television Actors Studio.
CBS Radio Larry LeSueur, Memo from Lake Success, Between the Dark and Daylight, U.N. in Action, Crusade for Children.
CBS Radio, Edward R. Murrow Outstanding Reporting and Interpretation of the News.
KNBC Radio, San Francisco, California Forests Aflame, Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station.
NBC Radio NBC University Theatre.
NBC Television Howdy Doody.
NBC Radio, The Orchestras of the Nation The First Piano Quartet, The Boston Symphony Rehearsals, Outstanding Entertainment in Music.
WDAR Radio, Savannah, Georgia You and Youth, Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station.
Honorable Mentions
Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Outstanding Education Program.
Radio Stations of the Mountain and Plain States for Rendering Highly Important Service During the 1948 Blizzard.
Rocky Mountain Radio Council Outstanding Education Program.
WNEW Radio, New York, New York Little Songs About U.N.

1949[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio Author Meets the Critics.
ABC Television Crusade in Europe.
Jack Benny, CBS Radio a Personal Award.
CBS Radio, Eric Sevareid Reporting and Interpretation of the News.
CBS Television The Ed Wynn Show.
CBS Television United Nations in Action.
KXLJ Radio, Helena, Montana Legislative Highlights, Public Service by a Local Station.
NBC Radio United Nations Project.
NBC Television Kukla, Fran and Ollie.
WQXR Radio, New York, New York Entertainment in Music.
WWJ Radio, Detroit, Michigan Meet Your Congress, The Best Weapon, Protect Your Child, The World Forum, Public Service by a Regional Station.
Honorable Mentions
ABC Radio The Greatest Story Ever Told.
ABC Radio and Erwin Canham The Monitor Views the News.
Harold W. Ross, Editor, and The New Yorker for Their Successful Campaign in Stopping Music and Commercial Announcements in Grand Central Station.
U.N. and American Broadcasters in General as Represented by the National Association of Broadcasters for Broadcast Contributions to Better International Understanding.
H.T. Webster Unseen Audience.
WMAZ Radio, Macon, Georgia Reporting and Interpretation of the News.
WTIC Radio, Hartford, Connecticut Mind Your Manners.