New York Festivals International Radio Awards Honors KUT/Austin, Others
June 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM (PT)
The "World’s Best Radio Programs" were honored at the NEW YORK FESTIVALS' INTERNATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM & PROMOTIONS AWARDS on MONDAY, JUNE 20th at the 2011 Radio Awards ceremony. This year’s Grand Jury awarded three Grand Trophies: KUT/AUSTIN, TX; PIRATE GROUP INC/CANADA; and RTE RADIO/IRELAND.
KUT/Austin, was awarded a Grand Trophy in the Culture & The Arts category for "Piece of My Heart - The Story of JANIS JOPLIN." "An undertaking like ‘Piece of My Heart’ required hundreds of hours of old-fashioned digging, the kind of journalism that’s usually reserved for so-called 'hard news, Exec. Producer DAVID BROWN SAID. "The fact that our managers are willing to devote considerable resources to this kind of reporting speaks volumes about KUT’s commitment to long-form storytelling and its unique ability to enrich the lives of listeners.
"As radio producers--as storytellers--we’re grateful to the NEW YORK FESTIVALS for its recognition of these efforts."
Other radio winners of note were Top 40 KAKC (THE BIG 97)/TULSA, "JOHN LENNON: Gimme Some Truth - A 70th Birthday Celebration with YOKO ONO," "The History of HOWARD STERN - Act IV" and JIMI HENDRIX: WEST COAST SEATTLE Boy - The Radio Special."
For a complete list of this year’s award winners go to: www.newyorkfestivals.com/worldsbestradio/.