The Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) organization held its annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio June 20-23, during which awards for 2012 were presented in a variety of categories to public radio stations from around the country. In a ceremony hosted by Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, 91.7 WVXU received three prestigious awards.
Awards are presented in divisions based on the size of the station’s news department. WVXU falls into Division B for Medium Sized Staff.
First Place: Newscast – for the election round-up newscast on November 7, 2012
First Place: Public Affairs Programming – for the Impact Cincinnati program discussing heroin abuse
Second Place: Commentary – for contributor David Delegator’s review of Bill Morgan's book The Typewriter is Holy: The Complete Uncensored History of the Beat Generation.
“We are extremely proud of the quality work performed by the talented professionals of WVXU, not just on these recognized programs and features, but on news coverage and programming presented on a daily basis. These award-winners are representative of the high standards we set for ourselves and it is gratifying to have our efforts recognized by other public radio professionals,” said Richard Eiswerth, station manager, president and CEO of Cincinnati Public Radio.