01/14/2004 12:00AM

NBC's Preakness show gets Eclipse


NBC-TV will receive the 2003 Eclipse Award for National Live Television for its broadcast of last year's Preakness Stakes, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Wednesday. The award will be NBC's sixth Eclipse.

NBC was one of six Eclipse winners announced Wednesday. The others were WKYT of Lexington, Ky., which won in the local television category; MSNBC and ESPN2, which tied in the national feature television category; and KSPN/ESPN Radio in Los Angeles and WBAL Radio in Baltimore, which tied in the audio, multimedia, or Internet category.

NBC's broadcast was produced by David Michaels, who also produces the network's Breeders' Cup coverage. NBC and Michaels won the live television Eclipse last year, also for the Preakness.