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Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
Thu March 6, 2014
KETR staff awarded for news, sports, production
Each year, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters conducts a professionally-judged competition to evaluate stations who subscribe to AP services on a number of different facets of news and information broadcasting. This year, KETR comes away with five first-place awards, four second-place awards, and two honorable mentions.
Categories and Awards
Second place: KETR News Director Mark Haslett
First place for this football season retrospective by Mark Haslett.
Honorable mention for the Commerce vs. Pleasant Grove varsity football game, featuring Kevin Jefferies and Brian Ball, produced by Jerrod Knight.
Use of Actuality - Production
First place for Matt Meinke's production of this Grin-N-Bearit episode.
First place for the ketr.org website and digital functionality.
Second place for Matt Meinke's production of this episode of Mary Clark, Traveler.
Second place for Jerrod Knight's live online coverage on the evening of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
Note: There are two radio divisions for the purpose of fair judging. Division A is comprised of stations in major and large Texas markets who generally have access to significant resource, namely DFW, Austin, Houston, etc. Division B might be considered, "all other markets in Texas." KETR competes in Division B.