WFPL 89.3 FM Receives 17 Journalism Awards

WFPL 89.3FM won 17 awards at the 2009 Kentucky Associated Press (AP) Awards. Four of the awards were won by Kentucky Public Radio Frankfort Bureau Chief Tony McVeigh, whose services are shared with six other public radio stations in the state. WFPL, Louisville’s NPR News station, is one of three public radio stations that comprise Louisville Public Media.

Best Light News Feature:

1st place—“Equine Therapy” Stephanie Sanders

2nd place—“Old State Capitol” Tony McVeigh, KPR

Honorable Mention—“Tobacco to Wine” Gabe Bullard

Best Hard News Feature:

1st place—“Genocide Studies” Elizabeth Kramer

2nd place—“Ford’s Future” Stephanie Sanders

HM—“Kentucky Horsemen Dispute” Stephanie Sanders

Best Use of Sound:

2nd place—“School Bands” Elizabeth Kramer

HM—“State Capitol Repair” Tony McVeigh, KPR

Best Political Coverage:

2nd place—“Disappointing Session” Tony McVeigh, KPR

Best Public Affairs:

2nd place—“Urban Farming” Kristin Espeland

HM—“Casinos in Kentucky” State of Affairs—Julie Kredens, Robin Fisher and Laura Ellis

Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting:

1st place—“Cave Conservation” Kristin Espeland

2nd place—“Arts, Non-profits and the Economy” Elizabeth Kramer

Best Continuing Coverage:

2nd place—“Casino Gaming Folds” Tony McVeigh, KPR

Best Website:

1st place—, WFPL staff

Best Radio Anchor:

1st place—Susan Sweeney Crum

Best of Show—Overall Excellence:

“Cave Conservation” Kristin Espeland

For more info, please contact Station Manager Todd Mundt at or 502.814.6500.