KUAR News Staff Wins 10 Awards At Arkansas AP Competition

Jul 22, 2016

(Left to right) KUAR Development Director Sarah Donaghy with news staffers Jacob Kauffman, Chris Hickey, David Monteith and News Director Michael Hibblen.
Credit Vanessa McKuin / Arkansas Public Media

The KUAR news staff won 10 awards from the Arkansas Associated Press Broadcasters Association Friday, including five first place honors. The annual competition is for reporting done during 2015 and is open to AP member stations around the state. The awards were handed out during a luncheon at Little Rock's Loca Luna.

First Place:

-KUAR Staff, Breaking News: Arkansans React To Gay Marriage Ruling

-Sarah Whites-Koditschek, Enterprise-Feature or Investigative: 911 Systems In Arkansas Are Decentralized, Underfunded

-Michael Hibblen, Use of Natural Sound: Former Employees Of KAAY Mark Anniversary Of 'The Day The Music Died'

-Michael Hibblen, Sarah Whites-Koditschek, Newscast: June 26, 2015, 12:04 p.m.

-KUAR Staff, Website

Second Place:

-Jacob Kuaffman, Enterprise-Feature or Investigative: Grappling With Emblems Of Our Past: Debate Over Removing Confederate Monuments

-Chris Hickey, Use of Natural Sound: Change For A Corridor: Development Along Little Rock's Kanis Rd.

-Sarah Whites-Koditschek, Newscast: December 17, 2015, 8:04 a.m.

Third Place:

-David Monteith, Use of Natural Sound: World War II Tugboat Joins Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

-Jacob Kauffman, Newscast: September 8, 2015, 4:04 p.m.