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KERA News Wins 15 Awards From Texas Associated Press Broadcasters


by Anne Bothwell 2 Mar 2017

The wins include two first places for Art&Seek Artist Spotlight series

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A big day for Art&Seek and the rest of the KERA news team. The station won a station-record 15 awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, which were announced Thursday.

The Art&Seek Artist Spotlight series was recognized with two first place awards. Jerome Weeks and Hady Mawajdeh won first place, Special Series. And Jerome won first place, Feature (light) for his Spotlight profile on The Rev. KM Williams.

KERA is also the sole finalist in the Newscast category for large radio stations.

That and the contest’s Overall Excellence awards will be announced at the upcoming TAPB awards banquet.

KERA won four first-place awards, eight seconds and three honorable mentions.

It was part of a dominant performance for the members of public radio’s Texas Station Collaborative:

  • Texas Standard won five awards; the statewide public radio newsmagazine originates from KUT in Austin and is co-produced by KERA in North Texas, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio.
  • KUT also won 13 other awards, including six first places.
  • And Houston Public Media’s KUHF earned five honors, including two first places.

The KERA winners:

You can find the full list of winners here.

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