Cameron University’s KCCU earns seven awards from Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists

Cameron University's public radio station, KCCU-FM was honored with seven awards from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) during the organization's annual awards gala last weekend. News Director David Meyer and General Manager Ted Riley each took home accolades for KCCU programming.

"I'm pleased that Cameron University's public radio station is recognized as one of the best radio news stations in Oklahoma and is second to none in political reporting," says Riley. These awards would not have been possible without the tremendous support of KCCU members and the administration at Cameron University." 

Meyer received first place awards in the categories of General News Reporting, Sports Reporting, Radio Feature, and Best Newscast. The public radio news veteran also earned a second place award in Sports Reporting and placed third in the Best Reporting Portfolio category.

"I was proud to represent KCCU's listening audience at the SPJ Awards," says Meyer.

"These awards are verification that the KCCU news team is leading the way in quality radio journalism in Oklahoma."

Riley produced and anchored the newscast that took the top honor in the Best Newscast in Oklahoma category. The newscast featured state election coverage the morning after the 2008 elections.

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.


February 23, 2010