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KPCW Recognized By Utah Broadcasters Association


KPCW-FM scored in several categories of the Utah Broadcasters Association “UBEE” awards Wednesday night at a gala in Salt Lake City’s Energy Solutions Arena.

Park City’s community-licensed station took three gold UBEEs and four in the silver category.

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher won a gold award for “Best Single Event News Coverage” for Final Shabbat, her story about beloved Park City Rabbi Josh Aaronson’s final service at Temple Har Shalom.  Jan Williams and John Burdick teamed for four awards, including gold for best 30-second commercial (Groovy Pledge Drive), gold for best 30-second promo (Fun Friday Halloween), Silver for best radio team (Fun Friday), and silver for best 30-second promo (Fun Friday Thanksgiving).

KPCW’s news team, Leslie Thatcher, Rick Brough and Lynn Ware Peek, along with The Local View host Randy Barton and General Manager Larry Warren received a silver UBEE for best breaking news coverage for the Rockport wildfire coverage, and Leslie Thatcher won an additional silver award for Park City Stories - a 16 week audio anthology of local stories in celebration of Park City Mountain Resort’s 50th anniversary - as the Best Feature Story or Program.

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John Burdick holds some of the UBEEs he won with partner Jan Williams for Fun Friday.

KPCW is coming off two major national recognitions from the National Association of Broadcasters.  The station was a finalist for the Crystal Award which recognizes public service in broadcasting, and was one of five finalists for the Marconi Award for “Noncommercial Station of the Year.”

“KPCW is delivering quality content to our listeners,” Station Manager Larry Warren said.  “It’s great to see our staff’s hard work recognized by our peers both nationally and within the state.  We are supported by our listener’s contributions and we appreciate them for helping us achieve such success.”

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