Southern California Public Radio Station 89.3 KPCC wins Six Golden Mike Awards for Excellence in Journalism
Pasadena (December 21, 2007) – The Radio & Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA) has awarded Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) station 89.3 KPCC-FM six Golden Mike Awards.
The 89.3 KPCC Newsroom won the following awards:
Best News Special:
Steven Cuevas, Adolfo Guzman Lopez, Patricia Nazario, Frank Stoltze, "AirTalk" (Larry Mantle, Linda Othenin-Girard, Jackie Oclaray, Mindy Steinman, Chumi Paul, and Roger Rudick), and "Patt Morrison" (Patt Morrison, Aimee Machado, Janice Watje-Hurst, Jonathan Serviss, and Roger Rudick) won for their coverage of homeless issues in Southern California.
Best Hard News Series:
Frank Stoltze, Cheryl Devall, and Adolfo Guzman Lopez won for their stories on the December 2006 murder of 14-year-old Cheryl Greene in Harbor Gateway:
- Girl's Death Sparked Anti-Violence Movement in Harbor Gateway (Cheryl Devall, 1/18/07)
- Boys and Girls Club is Safe Haven for Harbor Gateway Kids (Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, 1/18/07)
- Gang Member Vows to End Violence in Harbor Gateway (Frank Stoltze, 1/18/07)
Best Investigative Reporting:
Frank Stoltze won for his stories on former Bangladeshi diplomat Mohiuddin Ahmed, who was deported to face trial for allegedly aiding in the murder of his country's former leader:
- Former Bangladeshi Diplomat Faces Deportation From U.S. (3/26/07)
- Bangladeshi Set for Deportation Talks Exclusively to KPCC (3/26/07)
- Former Bangladeshi Diplomat's Deportation Delayed (3/27/07)
- Bangladesh Wants U.S. to Fast-Track Deportation of L.A. Man (3/28/07)
- Community Reacts to Pending Deportation of Fellow Bangladeshi (4/9/07)
- Bangladeshi Man Faces Imminent Deportation (5/31/07)
- Judge Hears Plea from Bangladeshi Facing Deportation (6/5/07)
- Bangladeshi Man Gives Up Appeals, Will Be Deported (6/15/07)
Best Serious Feature:
Steven Cuevas won for his story on Iraq war vet Chad Van Rice, who put his experiences into music.
Best Individual Writing:
Kitty Felde won for her story on a pair of young journalists in South L.A. who started "Hood News".
Best Public Affairs Program:
"Patt Morrison" (Patt Morrison, Aimee Machado, Janice Watje-Hurst, Jonathan Serviss, and Roger Rudick) won for one of its "Comedy Congress" segments (audio link). Jonathan Serviss has been the lead producer on Comedy Congress, ably assisted by volunteer Russell Bates.
"We are very grateful to the RTNA judges for their recognition of the work we do at 89.3 KPCC," said SCPR News Director Paul Glickman "This is a wonderful achievement for our team of reporters and their efforts to shed light on the events that affect people's lives in Southern California." Winners of RTNA's 58th annual awards contest will be honored at the Golden Mikes Dinner on January 26, 2008. For more information, visit www.rtna.org.
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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