KUNM swept all of the awards given in the radio category at a recent regional competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The SPJ announced the awards at the chapter’s annual Region 9 "Top of the Rockies" awards ceremony at the Denver Press Club.
The 422 first, second and third place "Top of the Rockies" contest awards went to journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. This year’s contest received 784 entries, which were judged by the SPJ Connecticut Pro Chapter.
KUNM's winning entries include:
General Broadcast Excellence
1st Place: Do Teacher Evals Make The Grade Call In Show, Kathleen Sabo, *Kaveh Mowahed, Jefferson White, Michael Hess
2nd Place: The Trinity Test Legacy and the Birth of The Atomic Bomb Call In Show, Marisa Demarco, Kaveh Mowahed, Jefferson White, Michael Hess
3rd Place: Seeing Inside APD - Albuquerque Police and Public Records Call in Show, Gwyneth Doland, Kaveh Mowahed, Michael Hess, Jefferson White
1st Place: Searching For Answers on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Ed Williams
2nd Place: Immigrant Detention Center Not Approved By State for Childcare, Ed Williams
3rd Place: Mothers Fight Stigma of Drug Addiction, Marisa Demarco
*Kaveh Mowahed is a UNM graduate student employed in the KUNM News Department.