Public radio news directors award WMUK for broadcasting excellence

Contact: Mark Schwerin

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—For the second consecutive year, WMUK-FM, Western Michigan University's public radio station, has been recognized for its broadcasting excellence by public radio news directors.

The station has won three PRNDI awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc., the news directors organization for the public radio system.

"These awards reflect the dedication of a very talented team of broadcasting professionals," says Gordon Bolar, WMUK's general manager. "They are emblematic of the excellent work they do, day in and day out."

About the awards

The awards, program titles and staff members who won awards are:

  • Best Use of Sound—"Go On a Sound Walk with WMU Soundscape Ecologists" by Rebecca Thiele.
  • New/Public Affairs Program—"WestSouthwest: Women at the Beginning of the Computer Age" by Gordon Evans.
  • Series—"Kalamazoo's Police Trust Gap" by Chris Killian.

PRNDI handed out 130 awards to public radio newsrooms on June 27 at the organization's annual conference in Salt Lake City. The awards included recognition for excellent journalism produced in 2014. The competition was fierce this year, with over 1,100 entries from public radio newsrooms across the country.

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