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NWA TELEVISION AWARDS - 1976
Bob Caudle and David Crockett hosted
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling taped each week at WRAL TV-5 in
Raleigh in the 1960s through the early 1980s.
The program was awarded honors by the
National Wrestling Alliance in 1976. Along with Caudle and Crockett,
Robert Parnel and George Scott were also honored.
Best Director: Robert Parnel
Best Technical Supervisor: George Scott
Best Television Production: Jim Crockett
Best Television Commentating Team: Bob
Caudle and David Crockett
MID-ATLANTIC TV PROGRAM
The television program, “Mid-Atlantic
Championship Wrestling” didn’t win any Oscars, Emmys or Grammys in 1976;
but they walked away with a lion’s share of awards in their field. In
the 1976 National Wrestling Alliance poll of television programs,
Mid-Atlantic was awarded the following: Best Production: Mid-Atlantic
Championship Wrestling; Best Director: Robert Parnell; Best Technical
Supervisor: George Scott; and Best Commentating Team: Bob Caudle and
Many things behind the scenes go into putting together an award-winning
production. The camera crew, floor director, audio man, etc. The
wrestling talent you see on the program is second to none, but awards
are not given for wrestlers. It is the program itself that is judged. On
the Mid-Atlantic program, experience is the by-word.
Director Parnell has been in the director’s booth on wrestling programs
for over nine years. Handling that job is the toughest of any sports
programming. He keeps three cameras in play at all times in trying to
follow the action wherever it takes place. Sometimes that is all over
Tech man George Scott needs no introduction to area wrestling fans. He
was a top mat star for more than twenty years. His job is to work with
the television crew and brief them on what wrestling styles to look for
in each match. During a taping, he is in contact at all times with the
The men at the microphones, Bob Caudle and David Crockett, add more
experience to the team. Bob has been in radio and television most of his
adult life and at the controls of the Raleigh taped program for over ten
years. David has grown up around wrestling. Working in promotion and a
brief wrestling career has given him an insight into what’s happening in
the squared circle.
By mixing all this talent and experience, you have something that spells
quality and proven wrestling programming. This year it paid off in
winning the most awards of any program in the country.
This week when you stretch out in front of your TV set and turn on
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, remember that the hour you are
watching has taken many hours of planning for this handful of men. The
program you are watching is the best in the country.
Original article appeared in a 1977 issue of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling
Magazine Vol. 3 Issue 2. Article written by Les Thatcher.
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