KCCU wins awards from two media organizations

KCCU, Cameron University’s public radio station, has been honored for outstanding journalism with awards for work completed in 2013 by news director Clinton Wieden.

“We strive to produce high-quality content to inform our listeners,” says Doug Cole, Director of Broadcasting. “Clinton continues to receive recognition for his outstanding work, and these awards serve as an indicator that KCCU is indeed achieving that goal.”

When the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced its 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards winners, KCCU received awards for Sports Reporting and Feature Reporting in the Region 6, Radio-Small Market division. According to RTDNA, Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession. Since 2009, KCCU has won 28 regional Murrow awards. KCCU’s winning entries in the regional RTDNA awards are now entered into the national competition.

The award for Sports Reporting was for Wieden’s “A Night To Remember.” The story is about the benefit baseball game in Duncan played in memory of Chris Lane, the Australian baseball player who was killed there last August. 

The Feature Reporting award recognized “Remember, Honor, Serve…and Jump,” a story about the Frederick-based World War II Airborne Demonstration Team.  

Wieden was also honored by the Oklahoma Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for the same two stories. He received a first-place award in Sports Reporting and a third-place award in Feature Reporting.

KCCU is a non-commercial educational station licensed to Cameron University in Lawton. The KCCU network includes radio stations in Ardmore, Altus, Chickasha, Clinton, Lawton, Woodward and Wichita Falls, Texas.

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May 5, 2014

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