Press Release: May 23rd, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Organization Name: KUOW 94.9FM
Contact: Guy Nelson - 206-221-2713
Fax Number: 206-543-2720
Web site address: www.kuow.org
KUOW 94.9FM - NPR News and Information - Seattle
KUOW honored by Society of Professional Journalists
Seattle, WA, 5/23/06 - KUOW 94.9FM, NPR News and Information, was awarded nine individual awards and the Sweepstakes Award as Best Radio Station by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). These honors were bestowed at SPJ's annual awards banquet on May 24th recognizing the previous year's excellence in journalism. SPJ's Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards cover the full spectrum of news media, recognizing those who show a constant vigilance toward the perpetuation of free press and excellence in that work. These awards cover SPJ's Region 10, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana.
Among the nine awards presented to KUOW were two 1st Place, two 2nd Place, four 3rd Place and one Honorable Mention. KUOW News Staff receiving honors are: Cathy Duchamp, Phyllis Fletcher, Patricia Murphy, Marcie Sillman, Andrea Smardon and Derek Wang.
3rd Place - Derek Wang, KUOW, "Morning News"
3rd Place - Cathy Duchamp, KUOW, "Students shut down military recruiters"
1st Place - Derek Wang, KUOW, "First ever Arab-American Comedy Night"
3rd Place - Marcie Sillman, KUOW, "Seattle's big ditch"
Honorable Mention - Phyllis Fletcher, KUOW, "Marriage in Washington State"
2nd Place - Patricia Murphy, KUOW, "Methamphetamine: A home cooked threat"
3rd Place - Andrea Smardon, KUOW, "When a parent calls collect"
1st Place - Phyllis Fletcher, KUOW, "Parkour"
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2nd Place - Andrea Smardon, KUOW, "When a parent calls collect"
KUOW is the region's public radio station for news, information and cultural programming. It serves the Puget Sound region, Western Washington and Southern British Columbia at 94.9FM, Bellingham, WA at 90.3FM and Olympia, WA at 1340AM. KUOW 94.9 and KXOT are streamed live via the Internet at kuow.org and KUOW, KXOT and KUOW3 are broadcast in crystal clear HD Radio technology.
The station is operated by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (PSPR) under an agreement with the University of Washington, KUOW's licensee. PSPR is a community board governed private non-profit corporation established in 2000. KUOW is a founding member of NPR, an affiliate of American Public Media, Public Radio International, the Northwest News Network and a member of the Associated Press.