Press Release: June 13th, 2005
KUOW 94.9 FM Public Radio Awarded Edward R. Murrow Honors
For Best Documentary
Reporter Patricia Murphy's Series On
I.V. Drug Use Receives National Award
(June 13, 2005) Seattle, WA: KUOW 94.9, NPR News & Information, was honored with The National Edward R. Murrow award for best radio documentary, for Reporter Patricia Murphy series "Taming the Snake" from the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) for 2005.
A panel of judges comprised of radio and television news managers nationwide country had already awarded the series its regional award. Commenting on the award, KUOW News Director Guy Nelson said: "It was an honor enough to receive the award for best documentary in the Northwest. For Patricia's series to be recognized as the best in the nation is a truly a testament to the quality of work that the KUOW newsroom produces."
KUOW is the region's premier award-winning public radio station for news information and cultural programming serving the Puget Sound region, Western Washington, and Southern British Columbia at 94.9 FM and at 90.3 FM in Bellingham, WA. KUOW and KXOT are streamed live worldwide via the Internet at kuow.org. On May 1st 2004, KUOW became the first public radio station in our region to provide our listeners with KUOW in HDTM Radio clarity. The station is operated by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (PSPR) under an agreement with the station licensee, the University of Washington. PSPR is a private non-profit corporation established in 1999 and is governed by a community board.
KUOW is a founding member of National Public Radio (NPR), an affiliate of American Public Media, Public Radio International, and a member of the Associated Press (AP). KUOW is a member of NPAN - administrating entity of The Northwest News Network (N3). For more information, visit kuow.org
Contact: Guy Nelson, KUOW News Director