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KPR Earns KAB's Station of the Year Award for Record 20th Time

LAWRENCE, Kan (KPR) - Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, has earned the Station of the Year award for a record 20th time from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). The KAB announced the award August 3. The Station of the Year title was first presented in 1996. KPR won the prize that first year and has since earned the KAB's highest honor 20 times, more than any other radio or TV station in the state. In addition to the coveted top prize, the public radio station received 12 individual accolades, including six First Place awards, four Second Place awards and two Honorable Mentions. The individual honors were earned in several categories including news feature, public affairs, newscast, website and editorial / commentary. This year's individual awards for KPR are:

PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM            
1st - KPR Presents: KPR’s Holiday Show by Kaye McIntyre, KPR Staff
2nd - KPR Presents: Quarantine Stories by Kaye McIntyre
HM - KPR Presents: 2020 Election Preview by Kaye McIntyre, Stephen Koranda, Jim McLean
            
COMPLETE NEWSCAST          
1st - All Things Considered with Laura Lorson    
2nd - All Things Considered with J. Schafer    

NEWS FEATURE            
1st - Eggnog Quest 2020 by J. Schafer
            
SPOT NEWS            
1st - Tents, Police Radios and a Grocery Store: the Ways Kansas is Using $1 Billion in COVID-19 Aid by Stephen Koranda

SPECIAL PROGRAM          
2nd - Commemorating 200 Years of the Santa Fe Trail by Dave Kendall, Rex Buchanan, J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Darrell Brogdon
            
DJ PERSONALITY CHECK            
1st - Classical Afternoons with Jeff Watson
HM - Film Music Friday with Darrell Brogdon
            
EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY            
2nd - Overworked and Exhausted; An Open Letter from a Frontline Healthcare Worker by Shannon Fletcher, J. Schafer (editor/producer)
            
STATION WEBSITE            
1st - KansasPublicRadio.org by Danny Mantyla, KPR Staff
            
The 2021 station award winners, individual award winners, and hall of fame inductees will be presented during the KAB Convention Oct. 3-5 in Wichita.  

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