NBC 17's Hohenstein to Emcee at Raleigh Public Relations Society Awards

June 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 2007) Ė Wes Hohenstein, chief meteorologist for NBC 17-WNCN, will serve as emcee for the Raleigh Public Relations Societyís annual Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication ceremony on Tuesday, June 26 at the RBC Center Championís Club.

RPRS will present more than 30 awards in various areas of communications including community relations campaigns, publications, public relations writing, audio-visual communications, a special ďmore bang for the buckĒ category, and student entries. RPRS will also present the 2007 Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement to an area communications professional.

Hohenstein came to the Raleigh area from KPRC in Houston, where he prepared and presented the weather every ten minutes throughout the stationís fast-paced weekday morning show and noon newscast. He has also worked as the weathercaster for TV stations in Salt Lake City, Utah and Lafayette, Louisiana. Hohenstein has expanded the traditional role of a meteorologist by initiating community efforts such as Houstonís Sunshine Award program that recognizes teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty.

About RPRS:
The Raleigh Public Relations Society, formed in 1959, is an organization for public relations professionals in the Raleigh area. RPRS hosts professional development opportunities including monthly meetings and an annual awards banquet. For more information, see www.rprs.org.

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