APTRA Hands Out Mark Twain Awards, Elects KDWN's John Shaffer President
June 24, 2013 at 12:21 PM (PT)
The ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEVISION AND RADIO ASSOCIATION 's MARK TWAIN Awards for news excellence in CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, HAWAII, ARIZONA, IDAHO, NEW MEXICO, WASHINGTON, COLORADO, MONTANA, UTAH, WYOMING, ALASKA and OREGON were handed out on SATURDAY (6/22), and among the radio winners were the following:
Station of the Year: CBS RADIO News KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO
BILL STOUT Enterprise: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO News-Talk KPCC/PASADENA-LOS ANGELES, MOLLY PETERSON: “Proposition 37”
BILL STOUT Spot News: CUMULUS News KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, BRET BURKHART, KIM FOSTER, CHRIS BRECHER, SCOTT LETTIERI, staff: "OIKOS UNIVERSITY Shooting”
Radio: (markets 1-50)
PAT DAVIS Radio Reporter of the Year: KCBS-A-KFRC-F, DOUG SOVERN; KGO, BRET BURKHART
Best News Broadcast: CBS RADIO News KNX-A/LOS ANGELES, “KNX Morning News”; BONNEVILLE Talk KTAR-F/PHOENIX, “ARIZONA's Morning News”
Best Anchor or Anchor Team: KCBS-A-KFRC-F, STAN BUNGER and SUSAN LEIGH TAYLOR
Best Coverage of an Ongoing Story: KPCC, "AIR TALK," “NEWTOWN Shooting and its Aftermath” Best Investigative Reporting: KCBS, DOUG SOVERN, “Watching What You Eat”
Best Light Feature: KPCC, JAMES KIM, “First Language Attrition"
Best Live Coverage of a News Event: KGO, BRET BURKHART, KIM FOSTER, CHRIS BRECHER, SCOTT LETTIERI, staff: "OIKOS UNIVERSITY Shooting”
Best News Writing: KPCC, SANDEN TOTTEN: “LACMA Rock”
Best Serious Feature: KGO, BRET BURKHART, “Lizzy's Dream”
Best Special Program: KPCC, "OFF RAMP," “LA Riots 20th Anniversary”
Best Sports Reporting: - KGO, SCOTT LETTIERI,“Spotlight: KARIM 'HARD HITTA MAYFIELD”
Best Spot News Story: - KGO, BRET BURKHART, KIM FOSTER, CHRIS BRECHER, SCOTT LETTIERI, staff: "OIKOS UNIVERSITY Shooting”
Best Use of Sound-Serious or Hard News: KPCC, STEVE PROFITT, "AURORA Shooting"
RACHEL AMBROSE Best News Website: KTAR
Radio: (markets 51+)
PAT DAVIS Radio Reporter of the Year: CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY News-Talk KCLU/VENTURA-SANTA BARBARA, LANCE OROZCO
Best Anchor or Anchor Team: KCLU, JIM RONDEAU
Best News Writing: KCLU, LANCE OROZCO, "My Cancer"
Best Use of Sound-Feature: OWENS Country KUZZ/BAKERSFIELD, SUZANNE GRANT: “Under Your Spell Again”
Best Use of Sound-Serious or Hard News: KCLU, LANCE OROZCO, “MALIBU Lagoon”
Best Spot News Story: - KCLU, LANCE OROZCO, “Horse at Sea”
At the banquet, held at the PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER, BEASLEY Talk KDWN-A/LAS VEGAS PD/ND JOHN SHAFFER was elected the 2013-2014 President of the APTRA. He has served as VP of the APTRA Board of Directors for the last two years and as the NEVADA Radio representative on the board for the past four years.
BEASLEY LAS VEGAS Market Manager TOM HUMM said, “JOHN serves as Program Director and News Director for KDWN and is perfect for this position. He is a perfectionist, and believes in the importance of both maintaining integrity and getting information out to our communities in a timely manner. These skills will serve him well as president of APTRA.”