KPCC Wins 13 Los Angeles Press Club Awards, Including Radio Reporter of the Year
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 (Los Angeles) – 89.3 KPCC-FM has won 13 Southern California Journalism Awards from the Los Angeles Press Club. KPCC won more awards than any other radio station, racking up First Place awards for Radio Reporter of the Year, Breaking News, Best Investigative/Series, Best Feature, and Best Entertainment Reporting.
For the second year in a row KPCC swept the Radio Reporter of the Year category, with Inland Empire Reporter Steven Cuevas taking top honors, Frank Stoltze garnering 2nd Place, and Patricia Nazario earning an Honorable Mention.
The station also swept the Best Investigative/Series category. Cheryl Devall, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez and Frank Stoltze took First Place for their coverage of the killing of a teenage girl in Harbor Gateway; Steven Cuevas, Frank Stoltze and Rachael Myrow took 2nd Place for their stories on the fight against methamphetamines, and Steven Cuevas won an Honorable Mention for his story about environmental concerns in the town of Hinckley.
KPCC's Newsroom won First Place in the Breaking News category for its coverage of last fall's wildfires.
KPCC's other award winners:
- 1st Place: Steven Cuevas, "Iraq Veteran Puts Wartime Experience Into Music"
- 2nd Place: Rachael Myrow, "Meth Survivor Tells Her Story"
BEST ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING
- 1st Place: Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, "Philharmonic's Incoming Dudamel Gives L.A. a Much-Anticipated Preview"
BEST USE OF SOUND
- 2nd Place: Steven Cuevas, "Iraq Veteran Puts Wartime Experience into Music"
BEST TALK/PUBLIC AFFAIRS
- 2nd Place: "AirTalk" (Larry Mantle, Linda Othenin-Girard, Jackie Oclaray, Mindy Steinman and Chumi Paul), "Racially Motivated Gang Violence in South L.A." (audio link)
- 2nd Place: "Patt Morrison" (Frank Stoltze, Aimee Machado, Janice Watje-Hurst, Jonathan Serviss, and Roger Rudick), "Recidivism: Ending the Vicious Cycle." (audio link)
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. Reaching more than a 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region. SCPR's flagship station, KPCC, has garnered over 200 journalistic honors including 3 Distinguished Radio Journalist awards (from the Greater LA Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists) and the 2008 top honor for Breaking News from the LA Press Club. SCPR also features signature public radio programs from American Public Media, the BBC and Public Radio International. Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.scpr.org.
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