J. Schafer
Kansas Public Radio

KPR wins 7 broadcasting awards

Wed, 08/16/2017

LAWRENCE — Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, earned seven individual awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) this year. KPR earned honors in the news, commentary, programming and website categories.

The station captured one first place award, three second place awards and three honorable mentions in the statewide contest.

This year's individual awards for KPR:

Spot news

First place: “Kansas Legislature Wraps Up 2017 Session," by KPR's Stephen Koranda and Celia Llopis-Jepsen (Kansas News Service) 

Hard News Feature/Enterprise

Second place: “Kansas Lawmakers Consider Overriding Governor Brownback's Veto," by Stephen Koranda 

News Feature

Second place: “What's Causing Wyandotte County's Voter Registration Drop?," by Stephen Koranda 

Complete Newscast

Honorable Mention: "All Things Considered," Laura Lorson


Second place: “Waltzing Matilda: A Lesson in Teaching,” by John Richard Schrock (and J. Schafer) 

DJ Personality Aircheck

Honorable mention: “The Retro Cocktail Hour,” with Darrell Brogdon

Station Website

Honorable mention:

The KAB announced the award winners Aug. 14, but the actual awards will be handed out during the KAB's annual convention Oct. 15-17 in Manhattan.

KPR, a 16-time Kansas Association of Broadcasters Station of the Year, licensed to KU, broadcasts on 91.5 FM and 96.1 FM in Lawrence, 89.7 FM in Emporia, 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, 89.9 FM in Atchison, 90.3 FM in Chanute, and 99.5 FM and 97.9 FM in Manhattan. KPR can be heard online at KPR also operates KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.

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