KDNK Wins State Awards for News and Public Affairs

May 16, 2020

KDNK News and Public Affairs won big this year, taking home two regional Murrow Awards from the Radio and Television Digital News Association and multiple first and second place awards from Colorado Broadcasters Association.

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Edward R. Murrow Awards

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KDNK won two regional murrow awards this year for Small Market Radio - Region 3 which includes stations from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Best Newscast - KDNK Local & Regional Newscast - October 17th 2019. Hosted by KDNK News Director Lucas Turner, with reporting by Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz and KDNK reporter Amy Hadden Marsh.

Best Podcast - The Tactile Traveler. Hosted and produced by blind reporter Nick Isenberg with help from Lucas Turner. A show to empower blind and low vision people to explore the world, and help sighted people see the world in a new way.

Colorado Broadcasters Association Awards of Excellence
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KDNK also won first and second place awards in various categories for Small and Medium Market Radio from the Colorado Broadcasters Association 2020 Awards of Excellence.

Award of Excellence (1st Place) - Best Public Affairs Program - The Tactile Traveler. Hosted and produced by blind reporter Nick Isenberg with help from Lucas Turner. A show to empower blind and low vision people to explore the world, and help sighted people see the world in a new way.

Award of Excellence (1st Place) - Best News Feature Reporting - Proposed Methane Emission Standards Popular at Rifle AQC Meeting. A feature story by multi-award winning KDNK reporter Amy Hadden Marsh.

Certificate of Merit (2nd Place) - Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast - KDNK Local & Regional Newscast - October 17th 2019. Hosted by KDNK News Director Lucas Turner, with reporting by Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz and KDNK reporter Amy Hadden Marsh.

Certificate of Merit (2nd Place) - Best News Coverage of a Single Event - A New Technodrome Facility Opens at Rifle Garfield County Airport. Feature story by KDNK News & Program Director Lucas Turner.