KBIA-FM takes home first ‘Overall Excellence in Small Market Radio’ in National Edward R. Murrow Award wins

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Nov. 3, 2020
KBIA-FM won the 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Small Market Radio for the first time in the station’s history. The NPR-affiliate also received an award for Podcast, Small Market Radio for its “Show Me the State: Legend of Doc Annie,” produced by recent graduate Jamie Hobbs, BJ ’19.

Given by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize local and network radio, TV and digital news organizations for outstanding journalism. These were KBIA’s eighth and ninth National Edward R. Murrow Awards.

“This is a significant accomplishment for KBIA and the School of Journalism, as we are competing against professional organizations,” said David Kurpius, dean of the School of Journalism. “While the station has a history of earning many regional and national awards, this is the first time earning the overall excellence award. We are proud of our students’ accomplishments and recognize the work of our faculty and staff who lead by example, educating the world’s finest journalists today.”

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