KUT Earns Seven Awards from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
AUSTIN, Texas – March 9, 2010- KUT News and its award-winning signature music news program Texas Music Matters have won seven awards, including three first place designations, from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) in recognition of excellence and achievement in journalism in the documentary, actuality, specialty, feature story and special Web content categories. The following KUT News and Texas Music Matters content was recognized:
First place: “The Big Idea,” a one-hour documentary featuring Texans from all walks of life talking about a single idea to make Texas a better place, produced by Emily Donahue. This special was a co-production with “Texas Monthly.”
Honorable Mention: “Pirate Radio from the English Channel,” about Radio London in the 1960s and a Texan from Midland, produced by Texas Music Matters’ David Brown.
Best Actuality Production
First place: “Ray Benson on Marijuana Laws,” reported by Nathan Bernier.
First place: State politics reporting by Ben Philpott.
Second place: “Bat Love Songs,” about the decoded courtship songs of Mexican free-tailed bats, reported by Erika Aguilar.
Second place: “Mike Cahill Remembrance,” about the only civilian killed in the November Fort Hood attack, reported by Nathan Bernier.
Special Web Content
Second place: Texas Music Matters for its multimedia-rich “SXSW 2009” site. This is the second year in a row the Texas Music Matters SXSW Web site has been honored by the TAPB.
About KUT Radio
For 50 years, KUT Radio, 90.5, Austin’s listener-supported public radio, has striven to be the most trusted radio source for news and music in Central Texas. A founding member of NPR, KUT established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 50 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. KUT is nationally known for playing a unique blend of hand picked, homegrown and uniquely Austin music, while its signature music journalism program, Texas Music Matters, uses the highest standards of public radio journalism to report on Texas music. About the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters is a not-for-profit organization made up of the various Texas radio and television stations who subscribe to the Associated Press wire service. TAPB serves as an advocate for key issues in today’s media and works with other groups on programs related to freedom of speech, freedom of information, and media law. For more information, visit: http://www.tapb.org.