KUT Documentary on Guy Clark Wins Bronze Award at Prestigious New York Festivals
AUSTIN, Texas—June 19, 2012—KUT 90.5′s music journalism unit Texas Music Matters has won a bronze award at the prestigious 2012 New York Festivals® Radio Program and Promotion Awards.
The Texas Music Matters documentary “West Texas, 1941, The Story of Guy Clark,” a one-hour documentary about one of Texas’ most influential songwriters, won the bronze award in the “Culture & the Arts” category.
The broadcast featured a remarkably candid biographical conversation with Clark, himself, framed by interviews with a who’s who of Texas musicians inspired by Clark’s work, including Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Lloyd Maines and Terri Hendrix, among many others. The show debuted cover versions of some Clark’s most beloved songs such as “L.A. Freeway,” “That Old Time Feelin’,” and “Desperados Waiting for a Train” performed by the likes of Lyle Lovett and Rodney Crowell.
The one-hour documentary, which originally aired in October 2011, was edited, produced and hosted by David Brown, with production and reporting by Haley Howle. The special was honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for Best Documentary by the Radio Television Digital News Association earlier this year.
This brings to 12 the number of New York Festivals Awards earned by KUT since 2002. The awards were announced at the New York Festivals Radio Awards Gala in New York last night.
All entries were judged by the New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotions Awards GrandJury, consisting of radio experts from stations and companies around the globe and promoted by a network of representatives in 75 countries. Now in its 30th year of honoring “The World’s Best Radio Programs & Promotions™,” the competition honors the most original and innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the world. For a complete list of this year’s award winners go to: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/worldsbestradio/.
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 the KUT Public Media Studios, which will emphasize creative collaboration and increase community interaction by bringing together creative and editorial production, and delivery of content in one interactive, dynamic space.