KCCU earns two awards from Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists

KCCUKCCU, Cameron University's public radio station, received two awards from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists (OSPJ) during the organization's annual awards presentation, held January 31 in Tulsa. OSPJ represents journalists from the fields of radio, television, newspaper, magazine, public relations, and online publications. 

KCCU News Director David Meyer garnered second place in the Radio General News Reporting category for a story he produced about the cleanup of Altus after straight-line winds devastated the community last spring. Meyer also earned an honorable mention in the Radio Features category for a story about Lawton's 2008 Chautauqua celebration.

"I'm honored that the Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the significant journalistic work we're producing at KCCU," says Meyer. "These awards are a good reflection upon Cameron University in its Centennial year."

Meyer came to KCCU in March 2008 and will soon be reporting on governmental issues from the Oklahoma State Capitol. His features can be heard weekday mornings at 7:30 and 8:30, and weekday afternoons at 4:30 and 5:30.

"The Society of Professional Journalists awards are among the most prestigious journalism honors in the state," says Ted Riley, General Manager.  "These awards are a testimony to the loyalty of KCCU's faithful listeners and members, the expected quality and depth of public radio journalism, and the commitment of Cameron University to hire outstanding professionals. This is a great way to kick off KCCU's 20th anniversary and to help Cameron University celebrate its Centennial." 

For more information about KCCU, contact Ted Riley at (580) 581-2472.

ABOUT KCCU

KCCU, a not-for-profit educational station licensed to Cameron University, is a listener-supported public radio station that features programming from National Public Radio and American Public Media.   KCCU programs include the NPR news magazines "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition", along with shows like "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Marketplace" from American Public Media. KCCU also provides news and community information from around Oklahoma and Texas.  

 KCCU is broadcast throughout western Oklahoma and can be found on the following frequencies: Lawton/Fort Sill, 89.3 and 102.9; Altus, 90.1; Ardmore, 90.3; Chickasha 100.1; Duncan 89.3; Weatherford/Clinton/Elk City, 89.1; Wichita Falls, TX, 88.7, and Woodward, 95.9.

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February 2, 2009
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