On Saturday March 9th, KVNF's Morning news Host Brian Cambria drove through a storm over to Denver to attend the Colorado Broadcaster's Association (CBA) Awards of Excellence Banquet. KVNF had submitted 4 reporting pieces from 2012 for consideration and three of them were chosen.
KVNF is in its third year of growing a local newscast and expanding local reporting in public affairs. KVNF's Local Newscast airs at 8 am Monday through Friday following NPR's Morning Edition. Two public affairs programs. Local Motion and Talkin Music are produced locally at KVNF every week. The local programming are all available live on the website and archived daily for the convenience of listening on demand (www.kvnf.org)
In the category of Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast, KVNF's Ariana Brocious and Brian Cambria won a Certificate of Merit. For Best News Special or Public Affairs, Program Director Ali Lightfoot won an Award of Excellence for her story on Local Motion entitled, "Tiananmen Sid and the Tank Driver". In the category of Best News Feature Report or Series, News Director Ariana Brocious won an Award of Excellence for her feature entitled "Rancher's Struggle with Drought".
KVNF's Executive Director was delighted by the CBA's recognition of their news efforts and gave credit to KVNF's news team, "The impact and value of KVNF's public service media mission has increased exponentially because of the dedicated efforts of this stellar team of journalists and producers. Our listeners are letting us know how much they appreciate this rare and essential news service. Where else are you going to hear the voices of your own community focusing on issues right here at home? KVNF has stepped up to provide that and we couldn't be happier that people appreciate it."