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Preliminary results announced for Kentucky Associated Press Awards

Morehead State Public Radio has finalists in multiple categories in preliminary results from the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcast (KAPB) Contest.

"I think the number of AP Awards that MSPR News is being considered for demonstrates our commitment to producing a quality broadcast news product for our listeners," said Chuck Mraz, news director. "The number of student reporters up for awards is also a testament to their valued contribution to that product and our station's continuing efforts to provide them with real-world experience in the field of broadcast journalism...experience that can translate into professional jobs after they graduate."

College Broadcast finalists include: Chas Jenkins of Morehead for Feature Story; Arlo Barnette of Owingsville for Public Affairs and Newscast; Braxton Howard of West Liberty and Tildon Johnson of Jenkins for Sports Coverage; Sean Delaney of Florence for News Story, Jacob Lindberg of Morehead for Radio Reporter, Lindberg and Bryan Courtney of Lawrenceburg for Newscast; and Samantha Morrill, a 2017 graduate, of Morehead for Public Affairs.

In the Professional Broadcast division, Mraz is a finalist in the Long Public Affairs, Sports Reporting, Radio Announcer and Long Newscast categories.

Assistant News Director Leeann Akers is a finalist in the Feature Use of Sound and Political Coverage categories. Akers and Barnette are co-finalists in the Long Newscast Category.

The KAPB awards competition is designed to recognize Kentucky AP members and staffers for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism. The competition is open to all AP members in and outside Kentucky with designated market areas that extend into Kentucky. To be eligible to enter, entries must be about news, features or sports that occurred solely in Kentucky. Entries must have been broadcast in calendar year 2017.

The KAPB college competition is designed to recognize Kentucky student broadcasters for outstanding performance in college broadcast journalism. The contest is open to any college in Kentucky. Entries must have been broadcast in calendar year 2017.

Winners will be announced April 15. 

Serving more than 20 counties throughout eastern Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) broadcasts at 90.3FM from the MSU campus.

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