WKSU STAFF HONORED BY OHIO PROFESSIONAL WRITERS, INC.
Monday June 25, 2007
For immediate release
Contact: Robert J. Burford,
Public Relations Director
WKSU was recognized with 15 awards from Ohio Professional Writers, Inc., the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), April 28 in Canton at the National First Ladies' Library during the organization's annual spring convention. WKSU staff members who were honored with first-place awards were automatically entered into the national Communications Contest sponsored by NFPW.
First place awards went to:
Radio Broadcast Categories:
• Prepared Report, Reporter/Producer Daniel Hockensmith for "WASP Pilots"
• Special Programming, Reporter/Producer Vivian Goodman for "Drugs in Prison"
• Special Reporting Series, the WKSU News Staff for "Here Goes the Neighborhood"
• Interview, Renita Jablonski for "Father's Day in Iraq"
• Presentation, Jablonski for "Your Way Home"
Marketing/Public Information Categories:
• Newsletter-Electronic, Marketing Associate Ann VerWiebe for "WKSU E-Notes"
• Feature Release-Single Release, VerWiebe for "WKSU Hosts Local Premiere of A Prairie Home Companion"
Other awards were presented to:
• Reporter/Producer Kevin Niedermier for "Det. Jonathon Schroeder Funeral"
• Goodman for "Clara Wolcott Driscoll Booth"
• Public Relations Director Bob Burford and Marcus Thomas LLC for "WKSU Brand Campaign"
• Burford for "Your Way Home"
• Communication Director Leah Babb for "WKSU Annual Report – FY '06"
• VerWiebe, Folk Alley Director of Programming and Marketing Linda Fahey and Mike Watson for "AlleyChat"
• VerWiebe for "WKSU Recognized by Press Club of Cleveland"
• Burford and Marcus Thomas for "40th Kent State Folk Festival Program Guide"
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, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, W298BA 107.5 FM in Boardman, and W239AZ 95.7 FM in Ashland. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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