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WKU students, staff win regional AP broadcasting awards

Several WKU students and staff members were honored Saturday in regional Associated Press broadcasting competition.

WKU broadcasting students won first place and best of show awards in four radio and seven television categories while WKU Public Radio received three first place awards and nine certificates of excellence.

In the student radio category, Haddy Badjie of Lewisville, Texas, won Best in Show, Best College Radio Reporter and Best Feature Story. WKU’s student radio station, WWHR, received Best Public Affairs for Platform Reports, produced by Jeremiah Khampadith of Louisville with reporters Badjie; Justin Faircloth of Cross Plains, Tennessee; Jelisa Chatman of Franklin, Tennessee; and Carina Chan of Hong Kong.

In television, Daniel Blommel of Dayton, Ohio, received Best in Show, Best College Videographer and Best Sports Coverage. Abby Blandford of Louisville won in Best College Newscast. Josh Holland of Nashville won Best College Television Reporter. Blommel and Sarah Hager of Durham, North Carolina, won Best News Story. Cory McCauley of Cynthiana won Best Public Affairs.

For more on the students awards, visit http://www.wku.edu/journalism/events/index.php?view=article&articleid=3501.

The staff at WKU Public Radio was cited for Best Long Newscast in Division II Radio. Lisa Autry won Best Short Serious News Feature and Morning Edition host and anchor Joe Corcoran won first for Best Long Light News Feature.

Autry also won certificates of excellence in Best Short Serious News Feature, Best Long Serious News Feature, Best Spot News and Best Continuing Coverage.

Emil Moffatt won certificates for Best Long Serous News Feature, Best Radio Reporter, Best Long Sports Feature and Best Long Light News Feature. The staff also won a certificate for Best Radio Website.

For more on the WKU Public Radio awards, visit http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-public-radio-honored-kentucky-associated-press-awards.

Contact: Victoria LaPoe, (270) 745-2603; or Joe Corcoran, (270) 745-2400


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