Five WPSU-FM programs lauded with state awards

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association (PAPBA) has honored five WPSU-FM productions with three first-place awards and two second-place awards in the 2013 Pennsylvania Associated Press News Awards contest for medium and small markets.

The contest recognizes outstanding broadcast journalism efforts by AP member radio and television stations, cable television and networks in Pennsylvania.

"The awards are testament to the quality of the reporting that WPSU-FM is committed to," said Greg Petersen, interim director of broadcasting.

In the Continuing Coverage category, WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner and staff received first place for coverage of Penn State’s Wellness Initiative.

Producer Emily Reddy took home another first-place award in the Radio Sound category for “Old-Time Farming Preserved at the Pasto Agricultural Museum.”

In the Radio Arts and Entertainment category, WPSU-FM’s Kris Allen won a first-place Golden Quill for her story on the State College Community Theatre moving to the State Theatre.

Patty Satalia won a second-place award in the Public Affairs category for "Take Note,” WPSU’s weekly community affairs radio program.

Rounding out this year’s PAPBA awards for the WPSU-FM news staff was second place in the Series category for "Beyond the Classroom." The original series features stories about student learning outside university walls.

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Last Updated June 13, 2014