KUT Earns Six Awards from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
AUSTIN, Texas—Feb. 28, 2012—KUT, 90.5, has been honored with six awards, including three first-place awards, from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB).
The awards were earned in the Division A Large Market Radio News category in the documentary, investigative, online content, reporting and special series categories. The winning stories, which aired in 2011, are:
- First place: Jailbroken, about the state of private prisons in Texas, reported by Mose Buchele
- First place: Matt Largey
Online Special Content
- First place: Bastrop Fire Reflections, a collection of memories from Bastrop residents, produced by Lizzie Chen
- Second place: Where We Go, a series of vignettes by KUT News about special places in Austin
- Second place: Texas Music Matters West Texas 1941: The Story of Guy Clark, an exploration of one of Texas’ most celebrated songwriters, edited, produced and hosted by David Brown, and produced and reported by Haley Howle
- Honorable Mention: Whooping Cough, a two-part series on whooping cough in Central Texas, reported by Chrystal Chavez
The TAPB awards banquet will be held March 31, at the Headliners Club in Austin. A complete listing of radio award winners is available online.
About the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
The TAPB 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 presents awards for outstanding achievements in the field. Presented annually at the group’s convention, these awards deliver well-deserved praise from a community of peers. The convention is held in Austin every other year, with intervening years’ events hosted in prominent cities throughout the state. For more information, visit: http://www.tapb.org.
About KUT 90.5
For more than 50 years, KUT 90.5, listener-supported public radio from Austin, Texas, 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 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. KUT is nationally known for playing a unique blend of handpicked, homegrown and uniquely Austin music. This summer, KUT will complete construction on the KUT Public Broadcast Center, which will demonstrate KUT’s work from the inside out and showcase KUT as one of the most creative, exciting and community-focused public media organizations in the world.