KPCW Named One of Nation's Best - Again
KPCW, Park City’s nonprofit community radio station was one of five noncommercial stations honored by the National Association of Broadcasters at their annual Radio Show held in Atlanta. The station was one of five nominated for “Noncommercial station of the Year.” It was the second consecutive year the station reached the finals for the coveted award, which is the radio industry’s equivalent of the Oscar or the Emmy.
“We couldn’t be prouder of the work we do or the role we fill in our community,” KPCW Board Chairman Bob Richer said. “It was a high honor to be considered for the Marconi, which represents the best in the radio broadcasting business today.”
KPCW celebrated its 35th anniversary this past summer. Until the station signed on, there was no local daily source of news and information available that focused on Park City itself. “KPCW then and now fills an important niche in the community,” KPCW General Manager Larry Warren said. “It is where you turn if you wonder about the smoke on the horizon, what the traffic is like on our highways, what the weather will be and other localized information no one else provides. And,” he said, “we’ll try to help you find your lost dog or car keys.”
KPCW employs eight full time employees and relies on a staff of more than 50 community volunteers to stay on the air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Our mission is to serve the residents of Summit and Wasatch counties with daily live local news, information and entertainment, “Richer said. “Our staff knows they’re serving the community in ways no one else can.”
The station has also been honored at the national level with two consecutive nominations for the Crystal Award for Public Service in Broadcasting. The Crystal Award recognizes community outreach and broadcast efforts to serve the public with timely news and information.