Awards
5:49 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

PRNDI Presents 2013 Awards

NPR's Scott Simon hosted the Public Radio News Directors Inc. annual awards banquet at the Wynham Hotel Playhouse Square in Cleveland on Saturday, June 22nd.  At the banquet, Mr. Simon helped PRNDI present over 100 awards to local public radio stations from around the nation for work completed in 2012.  "PRNDI has been honoring the best work in local public radio for over 25 years, and is pleased to be able to recognize the great work that is being done by local public radio stations," said George Bodarky, PRNDI's current president.  "We were very excited to have Scott Simon help us to present this year's awards."

Scott Simon at 2013 PRNDI Awards Banquet

The awards presented at the banquet were:

Best Multi-Media Presentation
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - WBUR:  “Generation Stuck”
First Place - New Hampshire Public Radio:  “Getting By, Getting Ahead”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - WUFT FM:  “I-75 Tragedy”
First Place - WUFT FM:  “Tale of Two Marines”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - KCCU:  “The Two-Wheelin' Reporter”
First Place - WIUM/WIUW - FM:  “Turning Around the Downtown”

Best Use of Sound
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - WLRN/Miami Herald News:  “The Storm (Remembering Hurricane Andrew)”
First Place - WBUR:  “MassArt Students Create Toys Big Enough For Elephants”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - KUNC:  “As Politics Takes Over Primetime, Campaigns Head Online”
First Place - WBFO:  “Ode to the Rockpile”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - KLCC:  “Ducks Tailgating Vehicles Stand Out in the Pac (12)”
First Place - WPSU - FM:  “The Milheim Revival: Part Two: Mountain Minstrelsy”

Best Writing
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - ChicagoPublic Radio/WBEZ:  “Chip Mitchell”
First Place - ChicagoPublic Radio/WBEZ:  “Linda Lutton”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - Wyoming Public Radio:  “Residents near Douglas are Fearful”
First Place - WNIJ:  “Rick's Picks: Cheap Trick Guitarist's Life On Display In Rockford”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - KLCC:  “Eugene Woman Awaits Double Transplant”
First Place - WUOT - FM:  “Mother And Child- Tammi Grove”

Breaking News
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - WSHU Public Radio:  “WSHU breaking coverage of shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary”
First Place - ChicagoPublic Radio/WBEZ:  “WBEZ: Chicago Teachers Strike - first 24 hours”
Division B - Medium Staff
First Place - WBFO:  “Deadly ECMC Hospital Shooting”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - KUFM - Montana Public Radio:  “Corral Fire”
First Place - WGLT - FM:  “Normal Community High School Shooting Incident”

Call-in Program
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - WNPR - Connecticut Public Radio:  “Young People, Don't Go!”
First Place - KQED Public Radio:  “Forum/In My Experience: Incarceration”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - Interlochen Public Radio:  “Arc of Justice: Author Kevin Boyle”
First Place - WJCT FM:  “First Coast Connect 06.29.12 - Affordable Care Act Upheld”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - WCAI:  “Jeff Clements on Citizens United v. FEC”
First Place - WPSU - FM:  “Privatizing Liquor Sales”

Commentary
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - KPLU:  “Super Bowl of seven-layer dip”
First Place - WLRN/Miami Herald News:  “Miami Outlaw”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - WVXU:  “Book Review - The Typewriter is Holy”
First Place - WFDD:  “Changing Sides”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - WFUV:  “Farm to City: I Share a Studio Apartment with a Total Stranger”
First Place - WBGO:  “TV Food Fight”

Continuing Coverage
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - Minnesota Public Radio:  “The debate over Minnesota's marriage amendment”
First Place - WGBH:  “WGBH News Focus: The MBTA”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - WUFT FM:  “The Search For Christian Aguilar”
First Place - WUFT FM:  “Continuing Coverage of Trayvon Martin case”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - WBGO:  “Superstorm Sandy Preparations and Aftermath”
First Place - KRCC:  “Waldo Canyon Fire”

Documentary
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - WLRN/Miami Herald News:  “Remembering Andrew”
First Place - ChicagoPublic Radio/WBEZ:  “Mike and Victor: A Family Story”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - Alabama Public Radio:  “Winds of Change”
First Place - KBIA - FM:  “The end of a lead-laced era”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - WFUV:  “Exploring Titanic's NYC Connections”
First Place - WUOT - FM:  “Without A Net: Voices of the Working Poor”

Enterprise/Investigative
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - KPLU:  “If it's legal: Five ways legal pot could affect your life”
First Place - ChicagoPublic Radio/WBEZ:  “The crisis hidden inside Illinois' prisons”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - Wyoming Public Radio:  “Carbon Sink”
First Place - KUNC:  “Overworked and Underpaid? Teacher Staffing at COVA”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - WCAI:  “A Life Remembered”
First Place - WBGO:  “One Muslim's Battle For Justice”

Interview
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - Minnesota Public Radio:  “Engeldinger parents describe their son's struggles with mental illness”
First Place - KCFR - Colorado Public Radio:  “What Is Life Worth?”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - WRNI:  “Duffy: Money Always Finds a New Door into Politics”
First Place - KUNC:  “Not Just Native History, This is American History”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - WBGO:  “SportsJam With Doug Doyle - Jim Brown”
First Place - WFUV:  “The Record Breaker”

NATIONALLY EDITED  Breaking News
All Divisions
Second Place - WSHU Public Radio:  “WSHU breaking coverage of Newtown shooting, NPR edited”
First Place - KCFR - Colorado Public Radio:  “Aurora Shooting Morning Coverage”

NATIONALLY EDITED Continuing Coverage
All Divisions
Second Place - WSHU Public Radio:  “WSHU continuing coverage of Newtown shooting, NPR edited”
First Place - KCUR:  “Midwestern Drought”

NATIONALLY EDITED News Feature
All Divisions
Second Place - Georgia Public Radio:  “Some Georgia Schools Make Mandarin Mandatory”
First Place - WLRN/Miami Herald News:  “Spanking Lives on in Rural Florida Schools”

NATIONALLY EDITED Series
All Divisions
Second Place - WLRN/Miami Herald News:  “The Florida Ballot Amendments”
First Place - North Country Public Radio:  “A soldier's struggle up the economic ladder”

NATIONALLY EDITED Soft Feature
All Divisions
Second Place - NashvillePublic Radio:  “Military Homecomings Still Bittersweet For Some”
First Place - KCFR - Colorado Public Radio:  “In Fairplay, Colo., Burro Racing Packs 'Em In”

News Feature
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - Michigan Radio:  “Rigged Election Map”
First Place - KPLU:  “Is Amazon.com taking over the world?”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - Boise State Public Radio KBSX:  “What It's Like To Be A Mormon Democrat In Idaho”
First Place - North Country Public Radio:  “Loons sound alarm on mercury pollution”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - KUFM - Montana Public Radio:  “Empire Builder”
First Place - WUOT - FM:  “Mother and Child- Carla Saunders”

News/Public Affairs Program
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC:  “The Theater of Politics”
First Place - Vermont Public Radio:  “Tiny Houses, Big Statement”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - Wyoming Public Radio:  “Open Spaces: The Uranium Show.  June 15th 2012”
First Place - WVXU:  “Impact Cincinnati: Heroin Abuse”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - KGOU Radio:  “World Views: Remembering Anthony Shadid”
First Place - WBGO:  “The WBGO Journal, November 2, 2012”

Newscast
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - KCFR - Colorado Public Radio:  “Friday, June 29, 2012, 9:06am”
First Place - Vermont Public Radio:  “VPR Newscast: Monday, October 29, 2012, 5:50 p.m.”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - NashvillePublic Radio:  “6:06 a.m., March 13, 2012”
First Place - WVXU:  “Election Round Up - November 7, 2012”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - WDCB:  “Noon News, October 11, 2012”
First Place - WBGO:  “Jazz 88 Update with Doug Doyle”

Series
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - KERA - 90.1 Dallas:  “Texas Judges”
First Place - WLRN/Miami Herald News:  “Remembering Andrew stories”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - WFIU:  “Women in Indiana's Prisons”
First Place - WRNI:  “One Square Mile: Block Island”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - KVNO:  “Battling Alcoholism in Whiteclay”
First Place - WUOT - FM:  “Without A Net:  Voices of the Working Poor”

Soft Feature
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - KPLU:  “How should you talk to your kids about marijuana?”
First Place - WSHU Public Radio:  “Disabled high school student finds his voice on the radio”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - Wyoming Public Radio:  “Carp can be composted”
First Place - Alabama Public Radio:  “Holy Smoke!”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - WBGO:  “The Rise Of The Virtual Museum”
First Place - KLCC:  “Eugene Racewalker Chases Olympic Dream”

Spot News
Division A - Large Staff
Second Place - ChicagoPublic Radio/WBEZ:  “Illinois state lawmaker arrested with pistol at O'Hare”
First Place - KPLU:  “Marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in WA”
Division B - Medium Staff
Second Place - Boise State Public Radio KBSX:  “Olympic Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Out Of Exergy Tour”
First Place - WBFO:  “Deadly House Explosion”
Division C - Small Staff
Second Place - WBGO:  “Sandy Smacks Union Beach”
First Place - WFUV:  “Growing Concerns Post-Sandy”

STUDENT Hard Feature
Division D - Student Entries
Second Place - WSHU Public Radio:  “Walking a beat: 'Community Policing' in New Haven”
First Place - KVNO:  “Learn As We Go: Unschooled in Nebraska”

STUDENT Newscast
Division D - Student Entries
Second Place - WFUV:  “Claudia Morell Newscast 10/31/12”
First Place - WFUV:  “Will Germain Newscast 12/14/12”

STUDENT Soft Feature
Division D - Student Entries
Second Place - WFUV:  “Speed Roommating”
First Place - WYSO Public Radio:  “Boogie Nights: A History of Funk Music In Dayton”

STUDENT Spot News
Division D - Student Entries
Second Place - WFIU:  “Medical Error Reports Only Track Most Serious Problems”
First Place - WFUV:  “Commuters Struggle Post-Superstorm Sandy”