WUOT, the NPR member station licensed to UT, has won three first-place Golden Press Card awards.
Brandon Hollingsworth won first place in the Best Radio News Anchor category. He is in his eighth and final year as the station’s All Things Considered host. He was promoted in December to lead the station’s news department.
The station won first place in the radio category of Documentary/Public Affairs Programming for HealthConnections: What Are the Demographics of Gun Violence? The November installment of HealthConnections examined the controversial subject of gun violence through the lens of who is most affected and how. HealthConnections was created by UT College of Nursing’s Carole Myers and launched in June 2017. WUOT’s monthly public affairs series, Dialogue, won second place in the category.
On Their Own: Stories of Homeless Youth, claimed first prize for Radio Feature Reporting. Leslie Snow’s documentary report featured the experiences and voices of two homeless teenagers. Hollingsworth’s recap of news coverage from the 1979 solar eclipse won second place.
The prizes were awarded by the East Tennessee chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Listener-supported WUOT 91.9 FM is qualified by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is an NPR member station and an affiliate of Public Radio International and American Public Media. The station’s primary format is classical and jazz music, news, and public affairs. WUOT serves listeners throughout East Tennessee and parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. The station broadcasts around the clock and streams on the web. WUOT’s second audio channel, WUOT-2, is available on HD Radio, internet radio, and the web.