KUT News Wins Lone Star Awards from Houston Press Club
Philpott Named "Radio Journalist of the Year" for Second Consecutive Year
AUSTIN, Texas—June 27, 2011—KUT News, 90.5, won five 2011 Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club Friday in recognition of outstanding achievements in journalism in the state of Texas.
One of the awards named KUT News government reporter Ben Philpott “Radio Journalist of the Year” for the second consecutive year.
KUT News won the other four 2011 Lone Star Awards (for work broadcast in 2010) for the following stories:
۰ “Budget Deficit Looking Ahead,” reported by Ben Philpott, won first place in the Politics/Government category.
۰ “Doctors on Healthcare,” reported by Nathan Bernier, won second place in both the Public Affairs and Series categories. This series also won a National Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association in recognition of excellence in electronic journalism.
۰ “Long-Term Unemployment,” reported by Matt Largey, won third place in the Public Affairs category.
A complete listing of awards is available on the Houston Press Club website.
For more than 50 years, KUT 90.5 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, the station has received more than 80 state, national, and international awards, including 25 regional and two national Edward R. Murrow awards.
KUT is nationally known for playing a unique blend of handpicked, homegrown and uniquely Austin music. Its signature music journalism unit, Texas Music Matters, uses the highest standards of public radio journalism to report on Texas music. The station relies on individuals and local businesses for more than 85 percent of its operating budget with 100 percent of those contributions going directly to programming and broadcasting expenses. For more information, go to www.kut.org