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WFPL Receives Six Associated Press Awards

WFPL has been honored with six awards by the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters (KAPB), including two first place prizes for news coverage. The awards were presented Saturday night at a KAPB banquet in Louisville. WFPL is judged in the Radio Class 1 Division, covering the Louisville and Lexington markets.

1st Place, Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting, Gabe Bullard, “Suburban Dollars Fund”
1st Place, Best Hard News Feature, Rick Howlett, “JCPS Board To Discuss Assignment Plan”
2nd Place, Best Political Coverage, Gabe Bullard, “Hawkins Faces Challengers”
2nd Place, Best Special Series/Documentary, “Next Louisville”
2nd Place, Best Newscast, WFPL Staff
2nd Place, Best Website, WFPL Staff

Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh, whose work is heard on WFPL and Kentucky’s six other public radio stations, was honored with a second place award in the Best Light News Feature category for “End of Road for Bridge.” He also received honorable mention awards for Best Use of Sound (“Fancy Farm’s Appeal) and Best Political Coverage (“Grayson vs Paul”).

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In-Depth Look at Rising College Tuition in Kentucky

WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard hosted an hour-long program looking into the rising tuition costs at Kentucky colleges and universities.  The guests were University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey, Jefferson Community and Technical College President Dr. Tony Newberry, and Michael Gritton, the Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks.  The conversation examines the reasons for the rising costs, and asks questions about the ramifications for the Commonwealth, and impact on students.  You can listen in below.

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WFPL Receives Eight Indiana AP Awards

WFPL has been honored with eight news coverage awards, including five first-place honors, from the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

The awards recognize work produced in 2010: