KCCU, Cameron University’s public radio station, recently earned six 2012 Regional Edward R. Morrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The region includes small market radio stations in Texas and Oklahoma. Reporter Mitch Watson, General Manager Ted Riley and former News Director David Meyer earned awards in a variety of radio categories. According to RTDNA, Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
“I’m pleased that Cameron University’s public radio station is recognized as one of the best radio news stations in Oklahoma and Texas and is second to none in public radio reporting,” says Riley. “These awards would not have been possible without the tremendous support of KCCU members and the administration at Cameron University.”
Watson produced the winning entry in the Hard News category for a feature story about the National Guard casualty notification process.
“This was a tough and sad story to cover for our listeners, but a necessary one,” says Watson, a native of Garden City, Kan., who will graduate from Cameron in May. “Cameron University communication graduates are prepared to enter their professional fields immediately. I’m glad to be a part of the KCCU team even before I graduate.”
Watson and Riley collaborated on a radio feature series called “Travelin’ Texoma” that earned the award for Audio News Series. In addition, one program in the series, “Travelin’ Texoma: Stafford Air & Space Museum,” garnered awards for Riley in the categories Audio Feature Reporting and Use of Sound.
Meyer earned awards for Sports Reporting for “Fort Sill’s Old-Time Baseball” and Breaking News Coverage for “Chickasha Tornado.”
KCCU is a non-commercial educational station licensed to Cameron University in Lawton. The KCCU network includes radio stations in Ardmore, Altus, Chickasha, Clinton, Lawton, Woodward and Wichita Falls, Texas.
April 20, 2012