WMUK Wins National News Awards

Jun 26, 2018

WMUK's news team: (left to right) News Director Andy Robins; reporter/producer Sehvilla Mann; reporter/producer Rebecca Thiele; Morning Edition host Earlene McMichael; and Assistant News Director Gordon Evans
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WMUK's news department has been recognized by Public Radio News Director's Inc. At PRNDI's annual meeting in Philadelphia on June 22-23, 2018, WMUK received four national awards in Division B for stations with four-to-seven full-time news personnel for programs produced in 2017.

WMUK's Rebecca Thiele earned a first-place award in the Arts Feature category for Classical Coughs: Concert Goers Cough More. (Thiele has since left WMUK for WFIU/Indiana Public Media.)

In the Interview category, WMUK Assistant News Director Gordon Evans received a second-place award for WestSouthwest: "I Just Can't Do This Anymore" After Officer's Acquittal.

A Soft Feature about the total solar eclipse in 2017 produced by WMUK News Director Andy Robins, Eclipsed in Missouri, won second-place honors.

And in the Spot News category, second-place honors went to WMUK's Sehvilla Mann for Creek With Newly-Minted Name Is Cleaner, For Now.

WMUK 102.1 FM is owned and operated by Western Michigan University. It became the first FM radio station in Kalamazoo when it went on the air in 1951. WMUK has offered locally produced news and public affairs programs for listeners in southwest Michigan and beyond since 1973.

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