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|KSUT's Beth Warren Honored|
|Sarah Baumgartner | 3/18/08|
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KSUT Public Radio received a number of awards and recognition by the Colorado Broadcasters Association during their 2007 Awards of excellence ceremony last Saturday night in Denver.
KSUT Executive Director Beth Warren
KSUT News Director Victor Locke
Station Executive Director Beth Warren was honored as the Colorado Broadcast Citizen of the Year due to her community volunteer work, her advocacy for area non-profits and her involvement in local, regional and national public radio excellence. Board President Eddie Box, Jr. nominated Warren, citing her 16-year commitment to the station’s success, along with her dedication to increased funding and technical resources for KSUT. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Folk West, Inc. and Western States Public Radio. In 2007 she taught at National Public Radio’s Station Manager Orientation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s digital radio trainings. Warren was at the awards ceremony in Denver.
“To be in the company of Colorado’s largest TV and radio stations, and hear my name called out for this award was the honor of a lifetime,” Warren said. “My luggage first went to Dayton, Ohio, but I was very happy to see it on my front porch Monday morning, so I could unpack the award, along with the ones for my staff.”
KSUT News Director, Victor Locke and Operations Director Ken Brott placed first for community service campaign with Fire Wise Wildfire Awareness month. Locke won best news feature report for the Smylie Bike Project. Prior to coming to KSUT in 2004, Locke spent 21-years as a news anchor and assistant News Director at an ABC-TV affiliate and 7 years as News Director and Anchor at a radio station in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has covered 5 national presidential nominating political conventions and won numerous journalism awards.
Independent producer Kathrine Warren placed first in the category best sales promotion for an advertiser, that featured personal hero spots from the staff of Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors of Durango. Warren is 21 and a student in the University of Colorado School of Journalism. She was the Arts and Entertainment Editor of El Diablo at Durango High School and works in public relations for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. She also produced on-air sound for KSUT’s 30th anniversary in 2006.
Second place honors went to Locke for news coverage of the Desert Rock Hearings, and to Station Manager Stasia Lanier for the KSUT website, ksut.org. Lanier, a 16-year staffer has taken the station’s website through many improvements in the past 7 years. A KSUT ad campaign aimed at area high school students also received a second place award. More information is online at coloradobroadcasters.org. KSUT broadcasts to the Four Corners at: 88.1, 89.5, 90.1, 91.3, 100.1 and 105.3 FM. It can also be streamed on-line at www.ksut.org
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