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KVSC News Awards

2013

Students and an alumnus from KVSC 88.1FM brought home five Associated Press awards along with eight honorable mentions and three Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) first place awards and two second place awards at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington, Minn. March 28-30, 2014.

KVSC Sports took home five AP awards.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

First Place Radio Feature

“Juneteenth Celebration"

Justus Sanchez
First Place Radio Sports Reporting

“St. Cloud State Football Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals"

Gina Carlson

First Place Radio In-Depth Reporting

"Homeless Art Exhibit"

Justus Sanchez

First Place Spot Hard News

"Simulated Terrorist Attack to Happen on SCSU Campus"

Justus Sanchez

First Place Spot Hard News

"St. Cloud Art Crawl to Have Homeless Art Exhibit"

Justus Sanchez

First Place Documentary/Investigative

“Camphill Village"

Jeff Carmack

First Place Sports Reporting

"St. Cloud State Women's Hockey Salute Class of 2013"

Scott Gross

Best in Show Best in Show

"Simulated Terrorist Attack to Happen on SCSU Campus"

Justus Sanchez

Finalist (2nd) Radio In-Depth Reporting

"Members of Mapuche Delegation Visit St. Cloud State University"

John Peterson

Finalist (2nd) Radio News Reporting

"SCSU Science Express Introduces Kids to Sound"

Steve Coursolle

Honorable Mention Spot Hard News

"Tobacco Free Barden Park Discussion"

Amelia Rowland

Honorable Mention Spot Hard News

"SCSU Choirs to Host Choral Connections Concert"

John Peterson

Honorable Mention Spot Hard News

"Movember Movement to be Recognized on SCSU Campus"

John Peterson

Honorable Mention Series/Special

"Stearns History Museum Announces Partnership with Smithsonian Institution"

Steve Coursolle

Honorable Mention Series/Special

"SCSU Science Express Introduces Kids to Sound"

Steve Coursolle

Honorable Mention Documentary/Investigative

"Worker's Rights Protested at Work Connection"

John Peterson

Honorable Mention Sports Reporting

"The Official Naming of the Herb Brooks Hockey Center"

Gina Carlson

Honorable Mention Sports Reporting

"The Jeff Giesen Show"

Scott Gross

 

2012

Students and an alumnus from KVSC 88.1FM brought home six Associated Press awards along with four honorable mentions and one Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence award at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington, Minn. April 12-13.

KVSC Sports took home five AP awards.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

SPJ Mark of Excellence Radio News Reporting

“GOP Intimidation"

Adam Ulbricht
First Place Spot/Hard News

“Former President Bill Clinton visited SCSU on Sunday Night"

Amelia Rowland
First Place Feature

“ISELF Tour"

Adam Ulbricht
First Place Series/Special

“Marriage Constitutional Amendment Debate"

Amelia Rowland

First Place Documentary/Investigative

“GOP Controversy"

Adam Ulbricht
First Place Sports Reporting

“St. Cloud State Women's Hockey Senior Salute-Class of 2012"

Zach Fisch
First Place Best in Show

“Former President Bill Clinton visited SCSU on Sunday Night"

Amelia Rowland
Honorable Mention Feature

“Weekend of Songs Strums into St. Joseph this weekend”

Justus Sanchez
Honorable Mention Series/Special

“Synthetic Drugs”

Justus Sanchez
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting

"Husky Sports Friday 12-14-12" Gina Carlson

"The Jeff Giesen Show" Scott Gross

Honorable Mention Sports Play-by-Play

"WCHA Playoffs: SCSU vs. UNO" Zach Fisch, Dave Overlund

"SCSU Men's HOckey vs. Nebraska-Omaha" Scott Gross, Gina Carlson

 

2011

Students and an alumnus from KVSC 88.1FM brought home eight Associated Press  awards and one Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence award at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington, Minn. March 30-31.

KVSC Sports took home five AP awards.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

SPJ Mark of Excellence Documentary/Investigative

“The Journey: From the Third World to Middle America”

Chris Duffy
First Place Documentary/Investigative

“The Journey: From the Third World to Middle America”

Chris Duffy
First Place Sports Reporting

“Women’s Hockey Player Profile: Molli Mott”

Zack Fisch
First Place Sports Play-by-Play

“SCSU Men’s Hockey Defeats #1 Minnesota”

Honorable Mention Series/Special

“Groundbreaking Protest”

Adam Ulbricht
Honorable Mention Feature

“Atmosphere Concert”

Dave Overlund
Honorable Mention Sports Play-by-Play

“SCSU Men’s Hockey Rallies to Tie UNH””

Zack Fisch, Dave Overlund, Matt Bishop
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting

“Husky Sports Friday: SCSU Hockey Preview”

Zack Fisch, Dave Overlund, Matt Bishop
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting

“SCSU Hockey Top Five Goals”

Matt Bishop

 

2010

Students of KVSC 88.1FM brought home 16 Associated Press awards from the Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington, Minn. April 8-9, 2011. Former News Director Chris Duffy’s story, “The Journey: From the Third World to Middle America” won both first place from the Associated Press and the SPJ Region 6 Mark of Excellence Award.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

Honorable Mention Spot/Hard News

Parking Ramp Death” by Chris Duffy

First Place Spot/Hard News "Firefighter Injured on Duty" by Chris Duffy
Honorable Mention Feature

Blue Angels Soar Over St. Cloud” by Chris Duffy

First Place & Best in Show Feature

Bachmann-Palin Rally” by Kevin Hurd

Honorable Mention Series/Special

Stalking Awareness Month” by Zack Fisch

First Place Series/Special

“KVSC’s Back to School Series” by Dana Johnson, Chris Duffy & Dave Overlund

Honorable Mention Documentary/Investigative

Underage Drinking Crackdown” by Kara Sautter

First Place Documentary/Investigative

Aviation Program in Jeopardy” by Chris Duffy

Honorable Mention Sports Reporting "Husky Sports Friday" by Zack Fisch
Honorable Metion Sports Reporting

“Sophomore Spotlight” by Matt Bishop

First Place Sports Reporting "Husky Football Takes Down Hillsdale" by Dave Overlund
Honorable Mention Sports Play-By-Play

“SCSU Men’s Hockey vs. Bemidji State” by Ryan Sanders, Eric Hawkins & Matt Bishop

Honorable Mention

Sports Play-By-Play

“Football vs. Hillsdale College” by Dave Overlund

First Place Sports Play-By-Play

“WCHA Playoffs: SCSU Hockey vs. MSU” by Zack Fisch, Aaron Bjorkstrand & Patrick Sullivan

First Place Newscast "Noon Newswatch Show 11-9-10" by Chris Duffy & Aaron Wacker

2009

KVSC 88.1FM’s news and sports departments were recipients of several awards at the Midwest Journalism Conference held April 16, 2010 in Bloomington, Minnesota.  The recognition came from the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

First Place Spot News Fargo Volunteers” by Kevin Hurd
First Place Features Wide Snow Plows” by Chris Duffy
First Place Documentary/Investigative Puppy Mill” by David Iverson
Honorable Mention Sports Play-by-Play SCSU Women’s Hockey, Wisconsin vs. SCSU” by Matt Bishop, Joe Clemence & Zack Fisch
First Place & Best in Show Sports Reporting SCSU Women’s Hockey, Where Do We Go From Here?” by Caitlin Hogan
First Place Sports Reporting SCSU Women’s Hockey, Mid-season Report” by Matt Bishop
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting “Husky Sports Friday” by Matt Bishop & Peter Tomala
Best Website Website: Radio Class 1 http://www.kvsc.org/

Additionally, the KVSC News Team won two awards in the 2009 Society of Professional JournalistsMark of Excellence Awards for Region 6.  The two broadcasts for these awards include "Holiday Lights Spectacular" by KVSC Assistant News Director Zack Fisch in the Feature story category and "Puppy Mill Investigation" by KVSC Assistant News Director David Iverson in the in-depth reporting category.

KVSC is St. Cloud State University’s student-run educational and community radio station. Student reporters compete against broadcasters throughout Minnesota (both commercial and non-commercial) in the radio class-one category. The category is designed for stations with one or no full-time newsroom employees. KVSC broadcasts eight weekday newscasts and more than 60 SCSU sporting events in an academic year.

2008

KVSC 88.1FM’s news and sports departments were recipients of several awards at the Midwest Journalism Conference held March 27, 2009 in Bloomington, Minn.  The recognition came from the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

Best in Show Radio Class 1 Rage Against Abuse
by Aaron Bjorkstrand
First Place Features Rage Against Abuse
by Aaron Bjorkstrand
First Place Sports Reporting Husky Hockey Review
by Aaron Bjorkstrand
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting Husky Sports Friday
by Peter Tomala
& Patrick Sullivan
First Place Series/Special Paul Wellstone Remembrance
by David Iverson
First Place Documentary/Investigative SCSU Recycling Program:
Green or Guilty

by Jenna Wundrow

2007

KVSC 88.1FM’s news and sports departments were recipients of several awards at the Midwest Journalism Conference held March 27, 2008 in Bloomington, Minn.  The recognition came from the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

First Place Sports Reporting NCC to NSIC
by Jody Norstedt
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting KVSC Sports Alumni: 40 Years of Husky Sports
by John Hadden
Honorable Mention Series/Special Jeff Cohen Presentation
by Jenna Wundrow
Honorable Mention Documentary/Investigative Swastika Speak Out
by Ben Bardson

2006

KVSC 88.1FM’s news and sports departments won four Media Best awards from the Minnesota Broadcasters Association. The awards banquet was held on April 16, 2007 and our staff received much deserved accolades for their fine reporting skills.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

First Place Hard News Feature Missing Student Scott Radel
by Samrat Kharel
First Place Soft News Feature Tibetan Monks
by Samrat Kharel
First Place First Place Archeological Dig
Donny Daubanton
First Place Sports Reporting Husky Sports Friday
by John Hadden, Charlie Cosgrove and sports dept.

2006

KVSC 88.1FM’s news and sports departments were recipients of several awards at the Midwest Journalism Conference held March 23, 2007 in Bloomington, Minn.  The recognition came from the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters. A highlight of the evening was the Lone Ranger Award given to Samrat Kharel, KVSC’s news director. The award recognizes news directors who go above and beyond the call of duty in smaller newsrooms in Minnesota.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

Lone Ranger Award Special Recognition Samrat Kharel
First Place Feature Reporting Tibetan Monks
by Samrat Kharel
First Place Documentary/Investigative Archeological Dig
Donny Daubanton
First Place Sports Reporting Bobby Goepfert Feature
by Charlie Cosgrove
Honorable Mention Feature Reporting Take Back the Night
by Samrat Kharel
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting Top 10 SCSU Sports Moments
Ben Bardson and Eric Aadland

2005

KVSC receives five honorable mentions for the MAPB
We are proud to announce that Sujita Gyawaly, Chad Roberts, John Hadden and Samrat Kharel all received honorable mentions from the MAPB. An honorable mention from this reputable organization is a significant accomplishment, as the students compete with professional news broadcasters. KVSC is deeply committed to providing its listeners with the very best in sports and news. We are proud to be an award-winning radio station.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

Honorable Mention Series/Special "SCSU Planetarium"
by Sujita Gyawaly
Honorable Mention Documentary/Investigative "Tuition Freeze"
by Chad Roberts
Honorable Mention Documentary/Investigative "Iraq Reaction"
by Samrat Kharel
Honorable Mention Documentary/Investigative "Stop the Slide"
by Chad Roberts
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting "Erika Quigley Profile"
by John Hadden

2004

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

First Place*** Radio Spot News "Swisshelm Plaque"
by Chad Roberts
First Place* Series/Special "Swisshelm Plaque"
by Chad Roberts
Media Best Award** Hard News Feature "Homecoming Queen"
by Chad Roberts
First Place* Sports Reporting "Husky Sports Friday"
by Curt Carstensen & John Hadden
Media Best Award** Sports "Husky Sports Friday"
by Curt Carstensen & John Hadden
Second Place*** Radio Spot News "Hometown Proud Calendar"
by Jill Gierke
Media Best Award** Soft News Feature "Hometown Proud Calender"
by Jill Gierke
Honorable Mention* Spot News "Wetterling/Walker-1st Amendment Forum"
by Jill Gierke
Honorable Mention* Sports Reporting "Matt Siegle Player Profile"
by Curt Carstensen

*Minnesota Associated Press
**Minnesota Broadcasters Association
***Society of Professional Journalists

2003

KVSC staff brought back 5 awards from the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters' Awards Contest. They shine in the following areas.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

First Place Documentary/Investigative "Talking About Racism in St. Cloud"
by Michael Davies-Venn
First Place Sports Reporting "Men's Hockey Preview"
by Mike Frey
Honorable Mention Series/Special "Homecoming Safety"
by Chad Roberts
Honorable Mention Sports Play-by-Play "SCSU vs. Denver 12/13/03"
by Mike Frey, with Jim Hanggi and Chad Roberts
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting "Women's Basketball Report"
by Mike Frey

2002

The KVSC News and Sports Departments won 6 Assosiated Press awards for some great reporting in 2002.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

First Place In-Depth Category EEOC Report on SCSU
by Michael Davies-Venn
Lone Ranger Award Best in Show EEOC report
by Michael Davies-Venn
First Place Sports Reporting "Celebrating 50 Years of Sports (with Ray Christenson)"
by Jim Olander
Honorable Mention Sports Play-by-Play "Husky Hockey"
by Jim Olander and Jim Hanggi
Honorable Mention Sports Play-by-Play "SCSU vs. UND"
by Jim Olander and Jim Hanggi
Honorable Mention   Wellstone Memorial
by Kateri Wozny

2001

KVSC News and Sports win six Assosiated Press awards

Our News and Sports Departments recieved six Minnesota Associated Press awards at the state-wide confrence on Friday, April 5, 2002 in Bloomingto, Minn.

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

First Place Feature Program Mascot Summit at SCSU
by Rob Callahan
First Place In-depth Category Employee Contract Vote
by Dot Johnson & Jo McMullen
First Place Sports Reporting Husky Sports Friday
by Jim Olander, Jason Marchand & Joe Gill
First Place Sports Sports Play-By-Play Men's Husky Hockey
by Jim Olander
Honorable Mention Sports Reporting Husky Player Profile-Scott Meyer
by Jim Olander
Honorable Mention Sports Play-By-Play Final Five Championship
by Jim Olander

2000

Student Reporters Win Nine Associated Press Awards

KVSC 88.1FM's news and sports departments will take home nine Minnesota Associated Press Awards at the state-wide conference on Friday, April 20, 2001 in Bloomington, Minn.

The following awards, for stories broadcast in the year 2000, were announced in March and will be distributed at the awards banquet:

Award

Category

Subject/Reporter

Honorable Mention   Weapons Threat @ SCSU
by Katie Nilsson
Honorable Mention   St. Cloud Shooting
by Dot Johnson
First Place Feature Nat'l Collegiate Alcohol Awareness
by Dot Johnson
Honorable Mention In-Depth Chronicle Insert
by Katie Nilsson and Jo McMullen
First Place Husky Player Profile Kobi Kawamoto
by Dan Miller
Honorable Mention   Husky Sports Friday
Dan Miller, Jim Olander, Jason March, Joe Gill and Erick Lind
First Place Sports Reporting Husky Men's Hockey
by Jim Olander
Honorable Mention Sports Play-by-Play Husky Football
by Dan Miller
Honorable Mention Sports Play-by-Play Husky Women's Hockey
by Jim Olander

Congratulations to KVSC's News and Sports department on recent Associated Press awards:

First Place: Radio Class One

Spot News "Pamphlet" Amy Dahlin-News Director A story about neo nazi pamphlets left on students' and community members cars in St. Cloud last summer. The story included reaction from students revolted by the racist/anti-semetic message.

Honorable Mention: Gas Explosion

A story put together by the KVSC news department on the December 11, 1998 gas explosion that killed 4 people in St. Cloud and injured dozens of others.

First Place: Sports Play-by-Play

SCSU Hockey-Chris Withers talent KVSC's play-by-play commercial-free coverage of SCSU's Divsion I hockey program beat out competition from commerical stations!

Honorable Mention: Sports Reporting

Husky Sports Friday-Ron Johnson-sports director This program is featured at 4:30 p.m. every Friday during the school year. The sports department covers all SCSU sports with player and coach interviews.