Local broadcast stations bring home Murrow Awards

Local broadcast stations got some good news, as a handful of Kansas City radio and TV stations took home regional Edward R. Murrow awards from RTNDA.

KCUR-FM won three awards in the Large Market Radio category: Audio Feature Reporting (Helping the Homeless One Ride at a Time), Audio Reporting/Hard News ( The Curious Case of the Cattle Rustler), and Audio News Documentary ( New Curfew Prompts Debate about Parenting, Violence ).

In TV, KMBC took home three awards, while KSHB/Action News 41 won two, and KCTV won one.

KMBC was recognized for: Overall Excellence for its coverage of the Joplin tornado; Video Newscast, also for its Joplin coverage, and Best Web Site.

KSHB’s winning entries were for Video Feature Reporting for Ryan Kath’s story of a man who was rescued from the bottom of a pool,

and Investigative Reporting for former reporter Russ Ptacek’s undressing Clay County Auditor William Norris.

KCTV’s reporting of the Kansas City School District’s crisis won for Best Continuing Coverage.

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