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Kansas Public Radio Earns KAB's Station of the Year Award for Record 19th Time

LAWRENCE, Kan (KPR) - Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, has earned the Station of the Year award for a record 19th time from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). The KAB announced the award August 12. The Station of the Year title first presented in 1996. KPR won the prize that first year and has since earned the KAB's highest honor 19 times, more than any other radio or TV station in the state. In addition to the coveted top prize, the public radio station received eight individual accolades, including three First Place awards, four Second Place awards and one Honorable Mention. The individual honors were earned in several categories including news and sports features, public affairs, newscast and editorial / commentary. This year's individual awards for KPR are:

NEWS FEATURE

1st Place -Abused, Neglected, Rescued, Saved; How JAG-K Helped a Kansas Girl Reclaim Her Life"
By J. Schafer

Honorable Mention -Where Are All the Birds? Ranch Hand Wonders Why So Many Have Vanished from Chase County
By J. Schafer

HARD NEWS FEATURE / ENTERPRISE

2nd Place -LMH Health Eliminates Health Insurance for 3 Dozen Part Time Employees
By J. Schafer

PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM

2nd place -KPR Presents: Woodstock, 50 Years Later
By Kaye McIntyre

COMPLETE NEWSCAST

2nd Place- “Morning Edition News with Tom Parkinson”
By Tom Parkinson

SPORTS FEATURE

1st Place -The NAIA Title Basketball Game That Wasn't... and What Lies in Store
By Greg Echlin, edited by J. Schafer

EDITORIAL / COMMENTARY

1st Place -KU Professor's New Book: Remembering Emmett Till
By KPR Commentator Rex Buchanan, edited by J. Schafer

2nd Place -How the Success of Vaccines Led to Less Vaccination
By KPR Commentator John Richard Schrock, edited by J. Schafer

In years past, the KAB awards would be distributed to winners at the KAB's annual convention in October. Due to COVID-19, this year’s convention will be held virtually, and the awards will be mailed out to their recipients prior to the event.  

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