WFPL Won A Truckload Of AP Awards

WFPL cleaned UP by taking home 15 awards from the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Association– including three first-place prizes. And in the Indiana AP Broadcasters awards, took home four first-place prizes.

Kentucky Public Radio’s Frankfort Bureau Chief, Tony McVeigh, won six awards. Two of them were first-place.

“We’re very proud of our news team,” said WFPL News Director Rick Howlett.   “This is recognition of their hard work and our station’s commitment to covering the important issues in the region.”

2010 Kentucky AP Awards
First Place, Class One (large market):

  • Best Use of Sound – Elizabeth Kramer – “Resurgence of Church Organs”
  • Best Website – WFPL Staff – www.wfpl.org
  • Best Sports Reporting – Stephanie Crosbie & Rick Howlette – “Rick Pitino
  • Best Hard News Feature – Tony McVeigh – “Steve Nunn”
  • Best Political Coverage – Tony McVeigh – “Speaker Stumbo

Second Place:

  • Best Special Series/Documentary – State of Affairs – “Gay History-Louisville”
  • Public Affairs – State of Affairs – “Employee Free Choice Act”
  • Best Hard News Feature (Tie) – Stephanie Crosby & Elizabeth Kramer – “Tobacco for Good” & “Charter Schools”
  • Best Continuing Coverage (Tie) – WFPL Staff & Gabe Bullard and Rick Howlette – “Flood Aftermath” & “Football Coach Trial”
  • Best Enterprise/Investigative – Kristin Espeland Gourlay – “Biomass Energy”
  • Best Light News Feature – Elizabeth Kramer – “Teaching Deaf Children to Sing”
  • Best Newscast – WFPL Staff

Honorable Mention:

  • Best Radio Anchor – Susan Sweeney Crum
  • Best Political Coverage – Gabe Bullard – “Jim Bunning’s Senate Seat”
  • Best Special Series/Documentary – Kristin Espeland Gourlay – “Carbon Capture”
  • Best Light News Feature – Tony McVeigh – “Grand Theatre”
  • Best Enterprise/Investigative – Tony McVeigh – “Helmet Law”
  • Best Continuing Coverage – Tony McVeigh – “Beshear Strategy”
  • Best Radio Reporter – Tony McVeigh

2010 Indiana AP Awards
First Place, Metro (large market):

  • Feature Reporting – Elizabeth Kramer – “Teaching Deaf Children to Sing”
  • News Series – Kristin Espeland Gourlay – “Carbon Capture”
  • Public Affairs Program – State of Affairs – “Employee Free Choice Act”
  • Best Website – WFPL Staff – www.wfpl.org

Second Place:

  • General News – Gabe Bullard – “Football Coach on Trial”
  • Use of Sound – Elizabeth Kramer – “Resurgence of Interest in Church Organs”
  • Best Newscast (under 5 minutes) – 8:00 A.M. News on December 2, 2009

Honorable Mention:

  • Enterprise Reporting – Kristin Espeland Gourlay – “Bimass”

Congratulations are in order! The entire metro area should be proud.

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