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:
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
Second place: “What's Causing Wyandotte County's Voter Registration Drop?," by Stephen Koranda
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
Honorable mention: KansasPublicRadio.org.
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 kansaspublicradio.org. KPR also operates KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.