KCUR Awards And Recognitions

-2012-

PRNDI – Public Radio News Directors Incorporated

  • Nationally Edited, Continuing Coverage
    First Place: Frank Morris – Midwestern Drought

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards Region 5

  • Large Market Radio Feature Reporting
    Elana Gordon – Shelter for Pets of Domestic Violence Victim
  • Investigative Reporting
    Peggy Lowe – Public Research for Private Interests
  • Use of Sound/Video
    Sylvia Maria Gross – Made in Olathe: Custom Brass Instruments
  • Website
    Harvest Public Media – HarvestPublicMedia.org 

KC Press Club – Society of Professional Journalists - Heart of America Awards

  • Radio Station of the Year
    KCUR 89.3 FM 
  • Gold Award, General Reporting
    Frank Morris – Record Drought in the Midwest
  • Gold Award, Business Reporting (Online)
    Jeremy
    Bernfeld, Peggy Lowe, Frank Morris – Farmer of the Future
  • Gold Award, Investigative Reporting
    Steve Bell – Public Integrity Project: Kansas and Missouri
  • Gold Award, Feature
    Elana Gordon – Program Offers Shelter for the Pets of Domestic Violence Victims
  • Gold Award, Profile
    Sylvia Maria Gross – Made in Olathe: Custom Brass Instruments
  • Gold Award, Sports Reporting
    Greg Echlin – All Star Game Coverag
  • Gold Award, Beat Reporting (Online)
    Jeremy
    Bernfeld – After MF Global Crisis, Farmers May Hedge on Hedging Public
  • Gold Award, Service Project
    Alex Smith – An 8-Year-Old’s Mission to Help South Sudan
  • Gold Award, News Program
    Suzanne Hogan, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Sylvia Maria Gross, Zack
    Lewandowski – KC Currents
  • Gold Award, Talk Program
    Steve
    Kraske, Stephen Steigman, Danie Alexander, Beth Lipoff, Brian Ellison – Up to Date
  • Gold Award, Documentary
    Suzanne Hogan, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith, Laura Ziegler, Sylvia Maria Gross – KC Currents Is Up All Night
  • Silver Award, Feature
    Suzanne Hogan, Julie DeneshaFado Novato, Songs of Heartache and Struggle
  • Silver Award, Profile
    Alex Smith – Kansas City Dominates Dominoes
  • Silver Award, Sports Reporting
    Laura Spencer – MLS Prospects Try Their Feet at Art
  • Bronze Award, Feature
    Laura Spencer –
    ‘SmellScape’ Encourages Nose-First Exploration
  • Bronze Award, Profile
    Laura Spencer – One Man’s Walkabout in Kansas

Missouri Broadcasters Association Large Market Radio 

  • Certificate of Merit
    Alex Smith – Saving Grandview: The International House of Prayer
  • Certificate of Merit
    Alex Smith – Kansas City Dominates Dominoes

Kansas City Association of Black Journalists

  • News Feature Award
    Elana Gordon – Taking another Look at John Brown
  • News Magazine Award
    Susan B. Wilson, Sylvia Maria Gross, Suzanne Hogan, Alex Smith – KC Currents Talk
  • Show Award
    Monroe Dodd, Walt
    Bodine and Andrea Silenzi – A History of African Americans in Kansas City

-2011-

Kansas City Association of Black Journalists

  • Spot News
    Elana Gordon - First Lady Michelle Obama Tells NAACP Convention to 'Get Up'
  • News Feature
    Elana Gordon - Film Explores History of Segregated Medicine in Kansas City
  • News Magazine
    Dr. Susan B. Wilson, Sylvia Maria Gross & Alex Smith for KC Currents - Generation Rap's Granddad Steps Down, African American Mothers Meet in Johnson County, Country Club Plaza is a Destination for Local Teenagers, & Pianist Harold O'Neal: Translating Martial Arts into Jazz
  • Talk Show
    Monroe Dodd, Andrea Silenzi & Walt Bodine for the Walt Bodine Show - KC History: The Quest for Citizenship

The Pitch's 2011 Best of Kansas City

  • Readers' Choice: Best Talk Radio Station
    KCUR 89.3 FM
  • Best Radio Reporter
    Sylvia Maria Gross

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

  • Audio Feature Reporting
    Elana Gordon - Local Accordion Legend Don Lipovac
  • Use of Sound
    Laura Spencer - Chinese New Year Celebrations Begin in Kansas City

Missouri Broadcasters Association

  • Documentary/Public Affairs
    Certificate of Merit: Frank Morris for Army Fitness
  • Feature Reporting
    Certificate of Merit: Laura Spencer for Arts and Sports Communities Teaming Up

Kansas City Press Club - Society of Professional Journalist Heart of America Awards

  • Business Reporting, Gold
    Staff, Harvest Public Media for Ethanol series.
  • Business Reporting, Silver
    Frank Morris — Agribusiness Consolidation.
  • Business Reporting, Bronze
    Sylvia Maria Gross for Dodge City Casino.

Talk Radio
Gold: Central Standard for “Local Voices.”
Silver: Laura Spencer for “Slammed.”

Feature
Silver: Elana Gordon for “Accordion Legend.”
Bronze: Sylvia Maria Gross for “Revisiting Leon Jordan Case.”

Investigative Reporting
Silver: Dan Verbeck for “A Finger’s Touch.”

News Program
Bronze: Susan Wilson, Sylvia Marie Gross, Alex Smith for “KC Currents"

-2010-

Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

Audio Breaking News Coverage
KCUR Newsroom - For breaking news coverage of the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kan.

Kansas City Association of Black Journalists

Radio News
Elana Gordon - "Camp Takes on Asthma in Urban Core"
Elana Gordon - "A Vision for the Community: Pioneer in African American Heath Care Retires"

Radio News Magazine
Dr. Susan B. Wilson - "Local Group Offers Support for Families of the Incarcerated"

Radio Business News
Sylvia Maria Gross, KC Currents - “Blue Hills Foreclosure”

Radio Talk Show
Steve Kraske, Stephen Steigman, Danie Alexander and Kara Caldwell, Up to Date - “Civil Rights in 2010” Steve Kraske, Stephen Steigman, Danie Alexander and Kara Caldwell, Up to Date -“Where Urban Youth Gather”

Kansas City Press Club - Society of Professional Journalists Heart of America Awards

Radio Station of the Year
KCUR-FM

News Program
Gold - KC Currents: Susan B Wilson, Sylvia Maria Gross, Alex Smith, Annie Walsh

Business Reporting
Gold: Frank Morris for “Economy Crashes Small Plane Manufacturing”
Bronze: Sylvia Maria Gross for “Beyond Enchiladas: Mexican Restaurant Owners Meet in KC”
Honorable Mention: Steve Bell for “Out of Jail”
Honorable Mention: Frank Morris for “Recession Hits Freight Industry”

Talk Radio
Gold: Up to Date
Silver: The Walt Bodine Show

Feature
Gold: Gina Kaufmann, Alex Smith and Laura Spencer for “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”
Silver: Dan Verbeck for “Best Shot: Late Kansas Soldiers’ Career Path....”
Honorable Mention: Steve Bell for “Winfield: The Walnut Valley Mystique”
Honorable Mention: Alexander Smith for “New Competition for Panhandlers on Downtown Street Corners”

Kansas City Art Institute

Award for Excellence in Visual Art and Visual Education
Laura Spencer, KCUR Arts Reporter