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Sat April 27, 2013

KUAR Wins Five AP Broadcast Awards

KUAR's five awards presented Saturday at AP luncheon in Little Rock.
KUAR's five awards presented Saturday at AP luncheon in Little Rock.
Credit Nathan Vandiver/ KUAR

KUAR is proud to have won five awards at the Arkansas Associated Press Broadcasters Association's 2012 contest.  The awards for radio and TV stations were presented Saturday in Little Rock.

Nathan Vandiver won two first place awards.  One was in the category of Newscast for his coverage of the "Christmas Snow Storm," the other for Use of Natural Sound for his report on "Electric Cars Moving Slowly to Arkansas."

Michael Hibblen won a first place award for Enterprise, Feature or Investigative for his piece for NPR on the "Restoration of Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home."

Malcolm Glover won a second place honor for Use of Natural Sound for his report "Doctor Starts Women's Health Initiative in Belize."

KUAR also won second place for radio station Website.

Here's a full rundown of the broadcast award winners:

TELEVISION  
      SWEEPSTAKES AWARD: KATV, Little Rock  
      SPOT NEWS: 1st, KLRT, David Goins, Anthony Peavie, "Pulaski County Wildfire Outbreak;" 2nd, KHBS-KHOG, Tony Russell, Dustin Williams, "Vian Fire;" Honorable mention, KATV, Stephanie Simoni, Richard Newman, Larry Kreif, "Robbery/Bomb Threat."  

NON-SPOT NEWS: 1st, KTHV, Liz Massey, John Young, "Everyone Has A Story: Tornado Survivor;" 2nd, KTHV, Dawn Scott, John Young, "Amy Gets Adopted;" Honorable mention, KATV, Roger Susanin, Richard Newman, Justin Kroger, "A Day in The Life."  

ENTERPRISE OR INVESTIGATIVE: 1st, KATV, Janelle Lilley, "Nurse Without A License;" 2nd, KATV, Jason Pederson, Staff, "Craws For Concern;" Honorable mention, KHBS-KHOG, Angela Taylor,  Russell Schaap, "Rape Kit Testing."  

ELECTIONS / POLITICS: 1st, KATV, Staff, "Arkansas Vote;" 2nd, KLRT, Kelly Dudzik, Wayne Cross, "Debate After Debate;" Honorable mention, KHBS-KHOG, Staff, "Election Day Problems"  

FEATURE: 1st, KATV, Alyson Courtney, Marcus McDonald, Nathan Furniss, "Darius Walks;" 2nd, KHBS-KHOG, Brett Rains, "Singing Barber;" Honorable mention, KTHV, Pam Baccam, Oran Hardcastle, "Jermaine Moore."  

DOCUMENTARY: 1st, KTHV, Dawn Scott, Staff, "A Place To Call Home -- Adoption Special;" 2nd, KATV, Christina Munoz, Martin Couch, Chris Jilka, "Purple Heart;" Honorable mention, KATV, Heather Crawford, Kenny Reynolds, "Paws in Prison."  

CONTINUING COVERAGE: 1st, KATV, Matt Johnson, Justin Lewis, Staff, "Reese Escape;" 2nd, KATV, Jason Pederson, Staff, "A Fair Hearing;" Honorable mention, KHBS-KHOG, Staff, "Bobby Petrino Firing."  

SPORTS COVERAGE: 1st, KHBS-KHOG, Mike Jacques, Josh Taylor, Russell Schaap, "Pigskin Preview: 2012 Razorbacks;" 2nd, KATV, Steve Sullivan, "Sully's Little Heroes;" Honorable mention, KATV, Staff, "Red Wolves Resurgence: Malzahn Mania."  

SPORTSCAST: 1st, KATV, Steve Sullivan, "Friday Night Touchdowns;" 2nd, KATV, Steve Sullivan, "Hog Central: Steve Sullivan."  

WEATHER SEGMENT: 1st, KLRT, Jeff Baskin, "Jeff Baskin Weathercast Sept. 28;" 2nd, KATV, Ned Perme, "Chief Meteorologist Ned Perme;" Honorable mention, KHBS-KHOG, Drew Michaels, "40/29  
Weather." 

SPOT PHOTOGRAPHY: 1st, KHBS-KHOG, Tony Russell, Dustin Williams, "Vian Fire;" 2nd, KATV, Larry Potter, "Gould Mayor Under Arrest."  

NON-SPOT PHOTOGRAPHY: 1st, KATV, Nathan Furniss, "Roller Derby;" 2nd, KATV, John Young, "Comeback of The Arkansas Black Bear;" Honorable mention, KATV, Kenny Reynolds, "Hamburg  Archery."  

WEBSITE: 1st, KATV, Evan Hoffmeyer, Todd Yakoubian, Staff, KATV.com; 2nd, KTHV, Staff, todaysthv.com; Honorable mention, KHBS-KHOG, Staff, 4029tv.com.  

NEWSCAST: 1st, KATV, Katrina Dupins, "Live at 5;" 2nd, KTHV, Staff, "10PM Newscast - November 13, 2012;" Honorable mention, KHBS-KHOG, Staff, "40/29 News at 9 on The Arkansas CW." 

RADIO  

BREAKING NEWS: 1st, KTLO, Mountain Home, Richard Hester, "Storm Hits Mobile Home Park;" 2nd, KTLO, Mountain Home, Richard Hester, "Storm Topples Trees, Blocks Roads;" Honorable mention, KTLO, Mountain Home, Richard Hester, "Storm Causes Damage to Bull Shoals Boat Dock."  

ENTERPRISE - FEATURE OR INVESTIGATIVE: 1st, KUAR, Little Rock, Michael Hibblen, "Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home Tells Story Of A Town;" 2nd, KASU, Jonesboro, Johnathan Reaves, "Making A  Difference - Habitat For Humanity;" Honorable mention, KTLO, Mountain Home, Erric Totty, "Heat, Drought Cause Problems For Cattle Producers."  

USE OF NATURAL SOUND: 1st, KUAR, Little Rock, Nathan Vandiver, "Electric Cars Moving Slowly to Arkansas;" 2nd, KUAR, Little Rock, Malcolm Glover, "Doctor Starts Women's Health Initiative in Belize;" Honorable mention, KASU, Jonesboro, Johnathan Reaves, "Highway 49 Series - Brookland Schools."  

WEBSITE: 1st, KTLO, Mountain Home, Brad Haworth, Mary Jo McLean, Richard Hester, "KTLO & Classic Hits 101.7;" 2nd, KUAR, Little Rock, Staff, "UALR Public Radio FM 89 KUAR"  

NEWSCAST: 1st, KUAR, Little Rock, Nathan Vandiver, "Christmas Snow Power Outage;" 2nd, KTLO, Mountain Home, Brad Haworth, Staff; Honorable mention, KTLO, Mountain Home, Brad Haworth, Staff.