Congratulations to our pals over at WUOT, the University of Tennessee's NPR station. They won "Best Overall" in the non-commercial division of the 2012 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters awards this month.
They also won a ton of other awards including first place for public affairs, continuing coverage, talk show, and swept the general and feature reporting categories.
"These awards are a testament to a lot of work, careful attention to detail and a commitment to covering East Tennessee in a way that informs and educates our listeners," said Matt Shafer Powell, director of news content at WUOT.
Director Regina Dean said she was also very proud of her team, and credited the work the station was able to do to the support of the station's listeners.
"They make what we do possible," she said.
Here's a list of all the individual stories that won awards this month:
Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters Awards
- Best Overall: WUOT (Matt Shafer Powell, Chrissy Keuper, Brandon Hollingsworth, Christine Jessel)
- Best Radio Talk Show: "Dialogue" (Matt Shafer Powell, Chrissy Keuper, Brandon Hollingsworth, Greg Hill)
- Best Enterprise: "Freedom Schools" (Christine Jessel)
- Best Public Affairs: "A Key to My Room: The Women of the YWCA" (Matt Shafer Powell, Leslie Snow)
Edward R. Murrow Awards
- Feature Story: "When Science and Music Collide" (Matt Shafer Powell)
- Continuing Coverage: "Collaborative Conferencing" (Christine Jessel)
- Documentary: "A Key to My Room: The Women of the YWCA" (Matt Shafer Powell, Leslie Snow)
Golden Press Card Awards
- General Reporting: "Hydraulic Fracturing on the Cumberland Plateau" (Brandon Hollingsworth)
- Feature Reporting: "I Don't Want to Remember, I Don't Want to Forget" (Matt Shafer Powell)
- Documentary/Public Affairs Programming: "A Key to My Room: The Women of the YWCA" (Matt Shafer Powell, Leslie Snow)
- Use of Sound: "Sound Mapping" (Chrissy Keuper)
Turn your dial to 91.9 and head over to WUOT's website to listen to all these awesome (and now award-winning) stories produced by a great news team.