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Rivet is a smart audio creation and distribution company. Our platform is state-of-the-art, combining award-winning interactive media content, voice technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable you to get your stories heard everywhere. 

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Rivet Radio's George Drake Jr. wins national award from Radio Television Digital News Association

Terri Lydon

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Rivet Radio honored with third Edward R. Murrow award

Chicago, IL - June 24, 2015 - Rivet Radio, the smart audio platform, is pleased to announce reporter and producer George Drake Jr. has won a national Edward R. Murrow Award. The Radio Television Digital News Association is honoring Drake's feature "The Story of Marvin the 'Street Greeter'" with its "Best Use of Sound by a Small Online News Organization" category.

"I'm truly grateful to have received this award, but I'm even more grateful to have been the one to share Marvin's story," Drake said.

Drake's award-winning piece profiles a Chicago resident dedicated to spreading joy in Chicago's bustling business district outside a neighborhood drugstore.

"When we first heard this report, which George conceived, wrote and produced, we knew it was an awards contender. He has a golden ear for audio. Every piece he touches comes out sounding great. His production skills have made story after story shine on Rivet", Vice President for News Charlie Meyerson said. "It's gratifying to see the RTDNA recognize his talent, giving Rivet another award for our growing collection."

Trained at the University of London's prestigious Goldsmiths College, Drake is also host/creator of the podcast Everything Sounds.

Earlier this year, the Radio-Television-Digital News Association honored Rivet Radio withregional Edward R. Murrow Awards for "Best Online News Organization", as well as "Best Use of Sound". Earlier this year, newsroom staff also picked up awards for "Best Feature Reporting", "Best Newscast" and "Best Consumer Reporting" at the Chicago Headline Club's annual Lisagor Awards. And Rivet was named "Best Online Startup" in the 2013 Lisagors.

This year's Murrow awards will be presented by the RTDNA in a ceremony at Gotham Hall in New York City, October 12.

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The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)

RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA works to protect the rights of electronic journalists in the courts and legislatures throughout the country, promotes ethical standards in the industry, provides members with training and education and honors outstanding work in the profession.

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Rivet Radio, Inc.

Featured by Apple as “The Best in Bite-Sized News” and a “Start Up To Watch” by Chicago Innovation & Built in Chicago in 2015, Rivet delivers customized, multiplatform audio news and feature stories worldwide. Rivet has grown fromiPhoneAndroidAmazon and car apps into a platform powering the global Audio of Things for millions of listeners. It’s radio reimagined.

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