OAPBA Awards

 KLCC AWARDS FROM OAPBA  
Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association
2010 

KLCC 89.7 FM in Eugene won 22 Awards from OAPBA for work produced in 2010.  OAPBA judges KLCC in the Division 2, Non-Portland Metro Markets category in their statewide competition.  

The KLCC News Department consists News Director Tripp Sommer and a small crew of host reporters and volunteer reporters. KLCC is a charter member of NPR, supplementing NPR programming with local news, regional news and public affairs, on programs such as the Northwest Passage.

The Award Ceremony took place at Gerlinger Hall on the UO campus, April 16, 2011.

2010 ASSOCIATED PRESS BROADCAST AWARDS

Best Overall Excellence
First Place - KLCC

Best Newscast
First Place - "May 11, 2010" by Tripp Sommer

 Best Use of Online Medium
First Place- "Saving The Ancona Ducks" by Jes Burns
Second Place- "NCAA Track and Field Day 4" by Jes Burns
 
Best Treatment of a Single Subject
First Place- "Special Issues - Food and Agriculture" by Brandon Smith, Rachael McDonald, Jes Burns, Angela Kellner & Tiffany Eckert
Second Place- "Oregon Veterans" by Angela Kellner, Rachael McDonald & Tiffany Eckert
 
Best Hard Feature
First Place- "Help Wanted - Oregon Veterans" by Angela Kellner
Second Place- "Sweet Home Levies" by Jes Burns
Third Place- "West Eugene EmX Controversy" by Rachael McDonald
 
Best Light Feature
First Place- "Café 34-56" by Bing Bingham
Second Place- "Courthouse Garden" by Rachael McDonald
Third Place- "Jan's Shoes" by Angela Kellner
 
Best Public Affairs
Second Place- "Friday At 3: Politics and the Election" by Tripp Sommer & Angela Kellner
Third Place- "Friday At 3: NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard" by Tripp Sommer & Angela Kellner
 
Best Sports Reporting
First Place- "1500 Meter Audio Montage" by Jes Burns
Second Place- "NCAA Coverage" by Jes Burns & Tiffany Eckert
 
Best News Writing
First Place- "Special Issues - Hunger" by Rachael McDonald
Second Place- Special Issues - Food" by Angela Kellner
 
Best Use Of Sound
First Place- "Special Issues - Heirloom Ducks" by Jes Burns
Second Place- "Special Issues - Food" by Angela Kellner
Third Place- "Natural World - Truffle Dog" by John Cooney
 
Best Website
First Place - klcc.org by Gayle Chisholm,  Tripp Sommer, Angela Kellner, Tiffany Eckert, Jes Burns, Brandon Smith, Rachael McDonald, Ryan Dawe-Stotz & Boris Wiedenfeld 

2009

{1}KLCC won 17 awards from the OAPBA for 2009.  The awards were handed out at the OAPBA Convention.  KLCC is judged in the Division 2, Non-Portland Metro Markets category. This is a statewide competition.   

Best Newscast
3rd Place 

Best Use of Online Medium
1st Place - Inquiry Based Education - Jes Burns
2nd Place - McKenzie River Drift Boat - Jes Burns

Best Treatment of a Single Subject
1st Place - Telling The Story Of - Angela Kellner, Jes Burns, Rachael McDonald, Andrew Bartholomew, Tripp Sommer
2nd Place - Education Series - Angela Kellner, Jes Burns, Rachael McDonald, Mike Van Meter, Tiffany Eckert, Tripp Sommer

Best Light Feature Story
1st Place - Annabelle Morrison - Angela Kellner

Best Public Affairs
1st Place - Sound Economies - Angela Kellner, Jes Burns, Rachael McDonald, Andrew Bartholomew

Best Sports Reporting
1st Place - KLCC Covers Sports - Angela Kellner, Jes Burns, Rachael McDonald

Best News Writing
1st Place - Superhero Exhibit - Jes Burns

Best Use Of Sound
1st Place - McKenzie River Drift Boat - Jes Burns
2nd Place - Cedar Planks - Angela Kellner

Best Hard Feature Story
1st Place - Achievement Gap - Angela Kellner
2nd Place - Extension Crisis - Jes Burns
3rd Place - Siuslaw School - Rachael McDonald

Best Web Site Overall Excellence
1st Place KLCC News Staff

Best Breaking News
1st Place Tumblebug Fire - Rachael McDonald
2nd Place Aerial Spraying Surprise - Tiffany Eckert

 

2008

KLCC won 10 awards from the OAPBA for 2008.  The awards were handed out at the OAPBA Convention.  KLCC is judged in the Division 2, Non-Portland Metro Markets category. This is a statewide competition.   

Join us in congratulating our Staff for the following Awards:

BEST TREATMENT-SINGLE SUBJECT:
First Place: KLCC, Title of Entry:  Special Issues: Downtowns, Jes Burns, Rachael McDonald, Mark Immel, Brandon Smith, Angela Kellner, Andrew Bartholomew, Bing Bingham

Second Place: KLCC, Title of Entry: Special Issues: The Economy, Jes Burns, Andrew Bartholomew, Tiffany Eckert, Mike Van Meter, Bing Bingham

BEST SPORTS REPORTING:
First Place: KLCC, Title of Entry: Olympic Track & Field Trials and Duck Season Preview, Jes Burns, Angela Kellner, Andrew Bartholomew

 

BEST NEWS WRITING:
First Place: KLCC, Title of Entry: Science of Running, Andrew Bartholomew

BEST FEATURE STORY:
First Place: KLCC, Title of Entry: Ghost Bike, Rachael McDonald

Second Place: KLCC, Title of Entry: Science of Running, Andrew Bartholomew

Third Place: KLCC, Title of Entry: Neighborhood Impact of a Regional Medical Center, Angela Kellner

BEST COMMENTARY:
First Place: KLCC, Title of Entry: Legalize Drugs, John Frohnmayer

Second Place: KLCC, Title of Entry: Second Amendment, John Frohnmayer

BEST WEB SITE:
1st Place: KLCC-FM, Title of Entry: 
www.klcc.org, Webmaster Gayle Chisholm and KLCC Staff

2007

KLCC won 9 awards from the Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association for 2007.  The awards were handed out at the OAPBA Convention on April 5, 2008.   KLCC is judged in the Division 2, Non-Portland Metro Markets category. This is a statewide competition.

BEST TREATMENT-SINGLE SUBJECT:
1ST PLACE: KLCC-FM, SPECIAL ISSUES: ROAD TO '08, Claude Offenbacher, Angela Kellner, Jes Burns, Mike Van Meter, Tripp Sommer
2ND PLACE: KLCC-FM, SPECIAL ISSUES: MENTAL HEALTH, Mike Van Meter, Heather Meldrum, Angela Kellner, Andrew Bartholomew, Mark Immel, Tripp Sommer

BEST SPORTS REPORTING:
1ST PLACE: KLCC-FM, ROAD TO '08:  STEROIDS/BIOMECHANICS, Andrew Bartholomew, Mike Van Meter, Tripp Sommer

BEST USE OF SOUND:
1ST PLACE: KLCC-FM, ROLLER DERBY, Jes Burns

2ND PLACE: KLCC-FM, BARISTA PROFILE, Rachael McDonald

BEST COMMENTARY:
1ST PLACE: KLCC-FM, MOUSE HOUSE, Bing Bingham, Tripp Sommer

2ND PLACE: KLCC-FM, FOOD STAMPS, Robert Heilman, Tripp Sommer

BEST FEATURE:
1ST PLACE: KLCC-FM, SUBURBAN RENEWAL
, Ann Dornfeld, Tripp Sommer

BEST WEB SITE:
2nd PLACE: KLCC-FM, www.klcc.org
, Gayle Chisholm, KLCC Staff

 

2006

The Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association has named the winners of the 2006 news awards. KLCC won two First Place awards, two Second Place awards, and two Third Place awards. The awards were formally announced at the annual OAPBA Convention in Portland on April 14, 2007.  KLCC is judged in the Division 2, Non-Portland Metro Markets category. This is a statewide competition.

BEST NEWS CAST:
1st Place - Newscasters were Tripp Sommer and Erin Adkins with additional reporting by Angela Kellner and Nicole Matthys.

BEST NEWS WRITING:
1st Place - Black Crater Fire by Mike Van Meter
2nd Place - GM Grass by Ann Dornfeld
3rd Place - Natural World by John Cooney

BEST COMMENTARY:
2nd Place - Climate Change by Bob Doppelt & Tripp Sommer
3rd Place - Iraqi Pen Pals" by Heather Vail

 

2005

The Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association has named the winners of the 2005 news awards. KLCC won one First Place award and two Second Place awards. The awards were formally announced at the annual OAPBA Convention in Portland on April 1, 2006. KLCC is judged in the Division 2, Non-Portland Metro Markets category. This is a statewide competition.

1st Place Best Treatment of a Single Subject - Homelessness, Health and Hygiene by Marianne Parsons, and Effects of Poverty by Sean Bowditch. Both stories are from the KLCC Special Issues series on Poverty and Health"

2nd Place Best Use of Sound - Fluoridation by Ann Dornfeld. From the KLCC Special Issues series on Water and Powe"

2nd Place Best Feature - Totem Carver, a profile of Tony Rath who works at the Lane Community College campus, by Sean Bowditch

 

2004

The Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association has named the winners of the 2004 news awards. KLCC won four First Place awards and one Second Place award. The awards were formally announced at the annual OAPBA Convention in Portland on April 23, 2005. KLCC is judged in the Division 2, Non-Portland Metro Markets category. This is a statewide competition.

1st Place Best Treatment of a Single Subject - KLCC Special Issues series on "Education" - REPORTERS: Angela Kellner, Adrienne Wilson, Sean Bowditch, Mike Van Meter, and Bing Bingham; EDITOR: Tripp Sommer

1st Place Best Commentary - Racial Profiling, Mark Harris

1st Place Best Website - www.klcc.org, Webmaster Gayle Chisholm

1st Place Best Use of Sound - Josh's World, Mark Immel

2nd Place Best Use of Sound - Green Building, Angela Kellner

 

2003

The Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association has named the winners of the 2003 news awards. KLCC won two First Place awards. The awards were formally announced at the annual OAPBA Convention in April, 2004. KLCC is judged in the Division 2, Non-Portland Metro Markets category. This is a statewide competition.

1st Place Best Treatment of a Single Subject - KLCC Government's Influence on Oregonians; REPORTERS: Angela Kellner, Naseem Rakha, Janette Sherman, Bing Bingham, Rachael McDonald; EDITOR: Tripp Sommer

1st Place Best Use of Sound - Midfork Salmon, Steve Mital
3rd Place Best Use of Sound - "Natural World", John Cooney

2nd Place Best Feature - Mac Renewal, Steve Mital
3rd Place Best Feature - Viniculture, Adrienne Wilson

3rd Place Best News Writing - Florence Casino, Mark Immel

 

2002

The Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association has named the winners of the 2002 news awards. KLCC won two First Place" awards. The awards were formally announced at the annual OAPBA Convention in April, 2003. KLCC is judged in the Radio, Large Market category, competing with stations in the Portland area.

1st place Best Commentary - Alan Siporin, Fire

1st place Best Feature - Mark Immel, Green Flash

 

2001

The Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association has named the winners of the 2001 news awards. KLCC won two Third Place awards, including a first-ever award for the KLCC web site. The awards were formally announced at the annual OAPBA Convention, April 19-20, 2002, in Lincoln City. KLCC is judged in the Radio, Large Market category, competing with stations in the Portland area.

3rd place Best Commentary - Alan Siporin, Remember Ken Kesey

3rd place Best Web Site - Gayle Chisholm, www.klcc.org

 

1998

The Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association has named the winners of the 1998 news awards. KLCC News Department won three Best of awards, one second place award and 2 third place awards. The awards were formally announced at the annual OAPBA Convention, April 23-24, 1999, in Lincoln City. KLCC is judged in the Radio, Large Market category. Congrats to our award-winning News Department!

1st Best News Writing: Naseem Rakha, Roe vs. Wade

1st Best Commentary: Alan Siporin, Beach Erosion

2nd Best Feature Story: Tripp Sommer, Booker and Bourbon

3rd Best Commentary: Alan Siporin, The V Proposal

3rd (tie) Best Public Affairs: KLCC Special Issues Unit, Alan Siporin, Nancy Solomon, Bing Bingham, Steve Helwig, Monika Hausmann, Jocelyn Warren, Police

1997

The Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Association named the winners of the 1997 news awards. KLCC News Department won five Best of awards, one second place award and a third place award. The awards were formally announced at the annual conference at the OAPBA Convention, April 24-25, 1998, at the Inn at Otter Crest. KLCC is judged in the Radio, Division 2 category. Congrats to our award-winning News Department!

1st Best Use of Sound: Steve Helwig, Tripp Sommer, Further the Bus

1st Best Spot News: Steve Helwig, Growl & Howl Timber Sale

1st Best News Writing: Nancy Solomon, Property Taxes

1st Best Treatment of a Single Subject: KLCC Special Issues Unit, Alan Siporin, Executive Producer, Taxes

1st Best Commentary: Alan Siporin, Princess Di

2nd Best News Program: Northwest Passage

3rd Best Sports Coverage: Nancy Solomon, Eugene Ems Preview

Other Associated Press news: KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer has been elected to serve on the state Associated Press Broadcast Board for a 2 year term.

View KLCC Awards from:

Public Radio News Directors Inc

Society of Professional Journalists