KFDI wins National Murrow Award

Tue, June 20, 2017 by Valerie Miller

WICHITA, Kan. — Radio station 101.3 Today’s KFDI (KFDI-FM), owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), won a National Edward R. Murrow Award in the “Breaking News” category. The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the honor on Tuesday. The station received the honor in the small market radio division.

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“This is a significant recognition for the KFDI radio news team and our second national Murrow Award in as many years,” said Justin Case, operations manager of KFDI-FM. “Our ability to provide urgent information to our community in a breaking news situation is at the core of what we do and it is truly rewarding to receive recognition of our efforts from the RTDNA.”

The winning entry came from the station’s coverage of a workplace shooting in Hesston, Kansas, on Feb. 25, 2016. The entry featured first reports of the shooting, live coverage and eyewitness accounts from the scene. The winning entry is available here.

The Murrow Awards recognize outstanding work produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. The RTDNA received nearly 4,300 entries during the 2017 awards season. The national awards are presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala in New York City on Oct. 9.

KFDI-FM is one of five Scripps radio stations serving the Wichita market. The other stations are 104.5 The Fox (KFXJ-FM), Radio Lobo 106.5 (KYQQ-FM), Classic County AM 1070 (KFTI-AM) and T-95 (KICT-FM).

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