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Valley Public Radio Wins Eight Golden Mike Awards At 71st Annual Event

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Last weekend the Radio Television News Association of Southern California  awarded Valley Public Radio eight honors at the organization's 71st annual Golden Mike Awards. The station received the most awards of any radio station in the Division B category, which is reserved for small market stations. The station's honors include best continuing coverage for reporting on the Creek Fire, best investigative reporting, and best public affairs program for Valley Edition, all in the Division B category.

"We are incredibly proud of the work our news department has produced amid great challenges over the past year. As these awards recognize, our team, led by News Director Alice Daniel, has brought listeners outstanding coverage on everything from COVID-19 to wildfires to a community tragedy. We are honored to recieve these awards from the RTNA of Southern California, alongside some of the finest broadcast stations in the nation," said Valley Public Radio President and General Manager Joe Moore. "Congratulations to the entire news staff for their dedication and excellence."

The Golden Mike Awards honor broadcast exellence among radio and television stations from San Diego to Fresno.  The awards are typically presented in a gala event in Los Angeles, but this year the program was presented online. A video of the awards ceremony is posted below, and a list of all Golden Mike radio & podcast award winners is available online here. 

Valley Public Radio's Winning Entries - 71st Annual Golden Mike Awards:

R-05, DIVISION B – BEST INDIVIDUAL WRITING KVPR At Hmong Mini Mall, A Place To Share News Even When It's The Worst

R-07, DIVISION B – BEST CONTINUING COVERAGE KVPR Largest Single Blaze in California History Burns More Than 379,000 Acres and 856 Structures

R-10, DIVISION B – BEST NEWS PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM KVPR Valley Edition - April 10, 2020 Dolores Huerta's Legacy, Mark Arax On Saroyan, Shark Tank

R-14, ONE DIVISION – BEST FEATURE NEWS SERIES REPORTING KVPR What The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Could Mean For California’s San Joaquin Valley

R-15, DIVISION B – BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING KVPR Years Before COVID19, Avenal State Prison Grappled With A Different Deadly Outbreak

R-16, ONE DIVISION – BEST SERIOUS FEATURE REPORTING, ONE MINUTE OR LONGER KVPR He Fought for the U.S...

R-22, DIVISION B – BEST BUSINESS AND CONSUMER REPORTING KVPR From Puppy Pads To Medical Masks: How A ‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Is Helping Fresno Hospitals

R-24, DIVISION B – BEST MEDICAL AND SCIENCE REPORTING KVPR “Eureka Moment" in Valley Fever Case Paves Way For New Research, Treatment Options

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgYU645CWxk