KUT Earns 13 — Eight First Place — Awards from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
AUSTIN, Texas—March 4, 2013— KUT 90.5, has been honored with 13 awards for journalism excellence, including eight first-place honors, from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB).
Every year the TAPB, recognizes excellence and achievement in journalism with awards in various categories for both of the two radio divisions in Texas. KUT News competed in the Division A Large Market Radio News category. The recognized entries, for work completed in 2012, are:
۰ First place: Mose Buchele, KUT’s StateImpact Texas
۰ First place: APD Marijuana Arrests: By the Numbers
۰ First place: Forged in Flames: An Oral History of the Labor Day Wildfires
۰ First place: On Dry Land: Las Lomitas
۰ First place: Advocates Seek Help to Fight Human Trafficking
۰ First place: Austin’s Formula 1 Race Explained
۰ First place: Texas Drought
۰ Honorable Mention: Formula 1 Racing Comes to Austin
۰ Honorable Mention: No, Vampire Bats are Not in Texas — Yet
Use of Actuality-Production
۰ Second place: The Writing on the Wall
۰ First place: Dried Out: Confronting the Texas Drought
۰ Second place: KUTNews.org,
۰ First place: Songwriting with Soldiers
Winners will be honored during the TAPB awards banquet on Saturday, April 13, at the Headliners Club in Austin. A complete list of radio contest 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.