© 2024 KGOU
News and Music for Oklahoma
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

KGOU Wins Awards

May 11, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

The KGOU staff, students, and projects – the Oklahoma Tornado Project and StateImpact Oklahoma – together have received 59 awards for work in 2013.

There is one national win that I will tell you about next week.

KGOU received sixteen awards from the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters Association, including eleven for KGOU and four for the Oklahoma Tornado Project, plus the Radio Sweepstakes Award for the most awards in radio.

KGOU received thirty awards from the Oklahoma Pro Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists: sixteen for KGOU, three for the Oklahoma Tornado Project, and eleven for StateImpact Oklahoma. I was honored to also receive recognition as "Teacher of the Year" but that was only possible with the help from KGOU's Jim Johnson and Brian Hardzinski.

KGOU also received 3 first place awards from the Oklahoma Association for Broadcasters.

Meanwhile, KGOU students received nine awards: four in a state contest, one regionally and four nationally. 

Wow! What a great staff! It takes a team of people to make the KGOU service possible. That team includes the staff who keep the station operating so that the content creators can produce great material.  

It also takes a a lot of listeners who become financial members that make KGOU possible. Without members, none of this would happen.

Here's the entire list of awards for KGOU!

Thanks! From the Manager’s Desk, I’m Karen Holp.

Karen earned her Master (1974) and Bachelor (1972) degrees from the University of Akron in Ohio, and has worked as Program Director at WMRA-FM, James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia and WUIS-FM, University of Illinois at Springfield. She moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1979 to become General Manager of KRWG-FM.
More News
Support nonprofit, public service journalism you trust. Give now.