Mark Twain Awards Winners Announced
June 14, 2010 at 7:49 AM (PT)
MCC RADIO Talk KXRO-A/ABERDEEN, WA took home Station of the Year honors at the MARK TWAIN AWARDS, given out SATURDAY night by the ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEVISION-RADIO ASSOCIATION in ANAHEIM, CA. The awards honor achievements in news in 12 Western states.
Other radio winners included:
BILL STOUT Award for Enterprise: KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO, DOUG SOVERN, "AIDS in AFRICA: Faces of Hope"
BILL STOUT Award for Station Spot News: KNX-A/LOS ANGELES News Team, "Station Fire"
Class 1 Radio Awards:
Best Live Coverage of a News Event: KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, BRET BURKHART, ROSIE ALLEN, LAURA PODOLAK, CLAUDIA LAMB, "Underground Explosion"
Best Spot News Story: KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, ROSIE ALLEN, BRET BURKHART, LAURA PODOLAK, CLAUDIA LAMB, " Underground Explosion"
Best Radio Investigative Reporting: KPCC/PASADENA-LOS ANGELES, MOLLY PETERSON, CHERYL DEVALL, "Pumps Under Pressure"; KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO, DOUG SOVERN and the KCBS News Team, "Hard Times: CALIFORNIA's Broken Parole System"
Best Special Program: KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO, DOUG SOVERN, "AIDS in AFRICA: Faces of Hope"
Best Coverage of an Ongoing Story: KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO, KCBS News Team, "OPD Shooting"
Best Serious Feature: KFBK-A/SACRAMENTO, DEBRA GREENE, "Mother's Journey from Drug Dependence to Recovery"
Best Radio Light Feature: KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, SCOTT LETTIERI, "Hamster Mania"
Best Sports Reporting: KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, JENNA LANE, "Disabled Sailors"
Best Anchor Or Anchor Team: KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO, STAN BUNGER, SUSAN LEIGH TAYLOR, "KCBS Morning Anchor Team"
Best Use Of Sound, Serious/Hard News: KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, BRET BURKHART, "Fowl on the Flight Line"
Best Use Of Sound, Feature: KTAR-F/PHOENIX, COLTON SHONE, "AZ Scream Farm"
PAT DAVIS Radio Reporter of the Year: BRET BURKHARDT, KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO
Best News Broadcast (less than 15 minutes): KTAR-F/PHOENIZ, JAYME WEST and the KTAR News Department, "NEWS/TALK 92.3 KTAR 4 p.m. News"
Best News Broadcast (more than 15 minutes): KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO, "KCBS 5PM News"
Class 2 Radio Awards:
Best Sports Segment: KSAK/WALNUT, CA, KARLO SY SU, JEFF BOWE, CASON SMITH, "KSAK Afternoon Sports"
Best Live Coverage of a News Event: KCLU/VENTURA-OXNARD, JOHN PALMINTERI, JIM RONDEAU, LANCE OROZCO, "JESUSITA Fire"
Best Spot News Story: KCLU/VENTURA-OXNARD, LANCE OROZCO, "FILLMORE Brushfire"
Best Special Feature: KCLU/VENTURA-OXNARD, JOHN NORTH, "Not in My Backyard"; KSAK WALNUT, CASON SMITH, "Sense on the Dollar: DTV Eve Party & DTV Hangover"
Best Radio Serious Feature: KCSN/NORTHRIDGE, MATT JOHNSON, "Teacher Layoffs and Education Cuts"
Best Light Feature: KSRO-A/SANTA ROSA, CA, CURTISS KIM, "NORTH BAY Trail: Organ Grinder"
Best Sports Reporting: KCLU/VENTURA-OXNARD, LANCE OROZCO, "The Oldest Dodger"
Best Use Of Sound, Feature: KVCR-F/SAN BERNARDINO, GINA DIAMANTE, LARRY CIECALONE, "Fruit Tree Tour"
Best News Broadcast (more than 15 minutes): KCSN/NIRTHRIDGE, "The Evening Update"
RACHEL AMBROSE Website Honors:
Best VOD, Pod, or Webcast (not regularly scheduled): KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO, STAN BUNGER and STEVE BITER, "Sports Fans"
Hall of Fame inductees: PREMIERE host RUSH LIMBAUGH, former OWENS Country KUZZ-A-F/BAKERSFIELD News Director MARK HOWELL; MORONGO BASIN BROADCASTING CORP. AC KCDZ (Z107.7)/TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA News Director and co-Owner MARK DAIGNEAULT; longtime SEATTLE MARINERS voice DAVE NIEHAUS; NBC O&O KNBC (TV)/LOS ANGELES anchor PAUL MOYER; MCKINNON independent KUSI-TV/SAN DIEGO meteorologist and former ABC "GOOD MORNING AMERICA" weatherman JOHN COLEMAN; longtime former KELLY and HEARST NBC affiliate KCRA-TV/SACRAMENTO co-anchors DAVE WALKER and LOIS HART; former MEREDITH CBS affiliate KPHO-TV/PHOENIX anchor KENT DANA; SUNBELT NBC affiliate KRNV-TV/RENO anchor TAD DUNBAR; and LANDMARK CBS affiliate KLAS-TV/LAS VEGAS anchor GEORGE KNAPP.