WKSU STAFF HONORED BY OHIO PROFESSIONAL WRITERS, INC.
Monday April 25, 2005
WKSU was recognized with 18 awards from Ohio Professional Writers, Inc., the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), April 23 at the Pump House in Ashland during the organizations annual spring convention. WKSU staff members were honored with 12 first-place awards, which are now automatically entered into the national Communications Contest sponsored by NFPW.
First place awards went to:
Radio Broadcast Categories:
Prepared Report, Public Relations Director Bob Burford for "Pete Best"
Special Programming, Reporter/Producer Michelle Chyatte for "Her Husband, His Wife, Their Kidney"
Special Reporting Series, Reporter/Producer Vivian Goodman for "Ethnic Migration"
Personal Column on the Air, Reporter/Producer Julie Grant for "Packing Heat"
Interview, Goodman for "Eugenia Zuckerman"
Best Presentation, "Morning Edition" Host Leonard Will
Marketing/Public Relations Categories:
Single-sheet Poster, Burford for "38th Kent State Folk Festival"
Annual Report, external, Director of Communications Pamela R. Anderson for "WKSU Annual Report 2003-2004"
News or Feature Release single release, feature, WKSU Marketing Associate Ann VerWiebe for "Vincent Duffy Named WKSU Director of Programming"
News or Feature Release single release, news, VerWiebe for "WKSU Shakes Up Saturdays Beginning January 8"
News or Feature Releases multiple releases, VerWiebe for "FolkAlley.com"
Anderson also received a first place award for Creative Verse.
Other awards were presented to:
Reporter/Producer Mark Urycki for "The Early Boss" and, as executive producer, the series "Teenagers: The Millennial Generation"
Goodman for "The Quilters of Gee's Bend"
Guest Commentator Diana Keough for "Naked"
Grant for "Imam on Trial"
Anderson for "StationBreak"
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, and WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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