KDNK wins regional Murrow award | PostIndependent.com

KDNK wins regional Murrow award

Carbondale community radio station KDNK has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting.

KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh’s piece on 15-year-old bull rider Tianna Davis took first place. Marsh said she was inspired by Davis’ determination, “My hope is that her story will inspire other young women to follow their dreams, no matter the odds and no matter how challenging they are.”

KDNK General Manager Steve Skinner said building the news department has been a priority in the last few years.

This is the second year in a row that KDNK has won a regional Murrow award. The awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. All regional entries will now be in the running for the national awards.

KDNK has also won two Certificates of Merit from the Colorado Broadcasters Association for medium-market radio stations. Volunteer Walter Gallacher’s Immigrant Stories took best “News Feature, Report of Series” for his profile of Alex Gonzalez entitled “Search for the Dream.” Gonzalez chronicles his arduous journey out of the mountains of Guatemala.

Gallacher’s Immigrant Stories also appear in the Post Independent.

KDNK’s Valley Voices won a CBA Certificate of Merit for “Best Public Affairs Show.” Again, Marsh produced an award-winning piece with author Kevin Fedarko about his book, “The Emerald Mile.”

The award-winning stories are featured on the KDNK homepage at kdnk.org.

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