KNOXVILLE — National Public Radio station WUOT 91.9 FM received high honors at the Golden Press Card awards held May 11 by the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists.
Matt Powell Licensed to the University of Tennessee, WUOT received eight awards overall — more than any other radio station in the region.
WUOT News Director Matt Shafer Powell won five awards:
• First Place: Award of Excellence, Radio Documentary/Public Affairs Programming: “Oak Ridge: In the Shadow of the Atom”
• First Place: Award of Excellence, Radio Feature Reporting: “Lost to War”
• Second Place: Award of Merit, Radio Documentary/Public Affairs Programming: “Lost to War”
• Second Place: Award of Merit, Radio Feature Reporting: “The Body Farm”
• Third Place: Radio News Reporting: “Tennessee Theatre Re-Opens”
WUOT local “All Things Considered” host and reporter Ann Lloyd took three awards:
• First Place: Award of Excellence, Radio Investigative Reporting: “Mold in Morristown Schools”
• Second Place: Award of Merit, Radio News Reporting: “Mold in Morristown Schools”
• Honorable Mention, Radio Feature Reporting: “Bat Boy the Musical”
WUOT’s news and feature stories can be heard on the station’s Web site: wuot.org.
Listener-supported WUOT 91.9 FM is a 100,000-watt station broadcasting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Qualified by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WUOT is a member of National Public Radio, and a Public Radio International affiliate.
WUOT’s primary format is classical and jazz music, news and public affairs. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streams on the Web at wuot.org.
Regina Dean, WUOT Executive Director, 865-974-5375