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WKU PBS wins Emmy award for ‘Lost River Sessions’

It was a first for WKU PBS on Saturday (July 25) as James Pearson won an Emmy award for audio work on the popular “Lost River Sessions” television program.

James Pearson won an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy for audio work on WKU PBS' "Lost River Sessions."

James Pearson won an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy for audio work on WKU PBS’ “Lost River Sessions.”

It was the first time in 23 years that WKU’s public television service had received an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy in that category, capping off a record seven Emmy nominations. WKU PBS has been nominated in each of the past 12 years, receiving the award 18 times.

“I am very proud of the work we do at WKU PBS. The entire staff are some of the most talented and professional people I’ve worked with,” Pearson said. “Hopefully, this win helps give us momentum to grow ‘Lost River Sessions’ with solid national distribution and a brand that people associate with the station, university, community and region.”

“Lost River Sessions” is a TV series premiering on WKU PBS featuring Americana, folk and bluegrass acts performing live sets in a variety of local venues.

“We were represented with a fabulous group of Emmy nominees at the 51st Annual Emmy Awards ceremony in Lexington,” said David Brinkley, WKU’s Director of Public Broadcasting. “The Emmy Awards are given to individuals but reflect the atmosphere created by the entire staff.”

Contact: David Brinkley, (270) 745-2400

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