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Wyoming Public Radio News Receives National Awards

July 3, 2017

Wyoming Public Radio won three Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) awards in Miami last weekend.

PRNDI recognizes excellence in public radio news.

Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) won two first-place national awards and one second-place award for reporting excellence in Division B.

News Director Bob Beck won first place for Best Use of Sound for his story on the achievements of University of Wyoming Choral Music Director Nicole Lamartine, who is setting world records as a weightlifter: www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-choral-music-director-becomes-record-setting-power-lifter.

Micah Schweizer, cultural affairs and production director, won first place for Best Interview for his discussion with Neltje: www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/high-society-high-plains-neltjes-life-outside-lines.

Melodie Edwards, news reporter, won second place for Best Investigative/Enterprise story on Native American housing concerns on the Wind River Indian Reservation: www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/overcrowded-lives-first-series-reservation-housing-shortage.

“WPR news continues to be highly respected by our peers across the nation,” Beck says. “These awards are very difficult to win, when you consider the great work by public radio stations across the country. In particular, it’s a thrill to get two first-place awards. It recognizes the great work that our listeners get to enjoy every day.”

Wyoming Public Media is a service of UW. With transmitters and translators throughout the state, WPR reaches nearly every community in Wyoming. For more, go online to www.wyomingpublicmedia.org.


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