KVSC wins AP Awards

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Students of KVSC 88.1FM will bring home 16 Associated Press awards.

Students of KVSC 88.1FM will bring home 16 Associated Press
awards after the conclusion of the Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington, Minn. April 8-9. Included in the awards are “Best in Show” for Kevin Hurd’s feature news story “Bachmann-Palin Rally” and a complete sweep in the sports categories.

“It is a testament to our entire Sports Department and our hardworking staff to
sweep the 2010 AP Awards,” Sports Director Zack Fisch said. “We have so many
talented broadcasters and to have many of them honored is well deserved.”

KVSC provides St. Cloud State University students with the opportunity to apply
knowledge gained in the classroom to live broadcasts and feature stories. “The
real-life experience KVSC has given me and our entire sports staff is second to
none,” Fisch said. “KVSC gives all of us a chance to get behind the mic of high
profile NCAA events as students.”

KVSC News Director Chris Duffy also finds his experience rewarding and
important in developing journalistic skills. “It [KVSC] has allowed me to hone my
journalistic talents as well as develop leadership and mentoring skills working
with undergraduate journalists,” Duffy said. “No matter where I end up in life, I
will always look back on my time at KVSC with pride.”

KVSC is a student-run educational and community radio station on the St. Cloud
State campus and competes in the radio class-one category designed for
stations with one or zero full-time newsroom employees. KVSC broadcasts eight
weekday newscasts and more than 60 SCSU sporting events throughout the
academic year.

KVSC News Director Chris Duffy is humbled by the success of the station and is
certainly proud of its achievements. “We had an exceptional year covering
stories Central Minnesotans care about,” Duffy said. “While we are not motivated
by external awards, it sure feels good to receive them.”

For more on these awards including podcasts of the award-winning
broadcasts, visit the KVSC website.

Awards won by KVSC 88.1FM:

  • Honorable Mention, Spot/Hard News, “Parking Ramp Death” Chris Duffy
  • First Place, Spot/Hard News, “Firefighter Injured on Duty” Chris Duffy
  • Honorable Mention, Feature, “Blue Angels Soar Over St. Cloud” Chris Duffy
  • First Place and Best in Show, Feature, “Bachmann-Palin Rally” Kevin Hurd
  • Honorable Mention, Series/Special, “Stalking Awareness Month” Zack Fisch
  • First Place, Series/Special, “KVSC’s Back to School Series” Dana Johnson, Chris Duffy, Dave Overlund
  • Honorable Mention, Documentary/Investigative, “Underage Drinking Crackdown” Kara Sautter
  • First Place, Documentary/Investigative, “Aviation Program in Jeopardy” Chris Duffy
  • Honorable Mention, Sports Reporting “Husky Sports Friday” Zack Fisch, Matt Bishop
  • Honorable Mention, Sports Reporting “Sophomore Spotlight” Matt Bishop
  • First Place, Sports Reporting, “Husky Football Takes Down Hillsdale” Dave Overlund
  • Honorable Mention, Sports Play-By-Play “SCSU Men’s Hockey vs. Bemidji State” Ryan Sanders, Eric Hawkins, Matt Bishop
  • Honorable Mention, Sports Play-By-Play, “Football vs. Hillsdale College” Dave Overlund.
  • First Place, Sports Play-By-Play, “WCHA Playoffs: SCSU Hockey vs. MSU” Zack Fisch, Aaron Bjorkstrand, Patrick Sullivan
  • First Place Newscast “Noon Newswatch Show 11-9-10” Chris Duffy, Aaron Wacker


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