Edward R. Murrow Awards are issued annually to stations by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), which has been honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism since 1971. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession.
KLCC competes in the five-state Region I competition, including both commercial and non-commercial stations, large and small markets. Regional winners automatically advance to the national competition.
KLCC has won Excellence in Writing for three scripts submitted to the annual Murrows contest organized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
The submission contained reports by reporter Brian Bull on the March for Our Lives event in Eugene, the cash-to-smash business “Demolition Zone”, and how Bend, Oregon became home to the last Blockbuster Video store in America.
The compilation was chosen out of 14 regions as the national winner for Small Market Radio.
KLCC Wins 3 Regional Awards!
Overall Excellence - KLCC
Included stories by KLCC’s Brian Bull, Rachael McDonald, Tiffany Eckert, Deonna Anderson, Karen Richards, Alec Cowan, Barbara Dellenback and Melorie Begay.
Excellence in Writing - Writing Samples from Brian Bull
Newscast - Newscast by Love Cross
2018 Regional Winner
Brian Bull - All Ears on Deck! A Gallery of Noises from the Ocean Deep
The award is for Excellence in Sound.
2017 Regional Winner
Rachael McDonald - Eugene Students Protest Presidential Election.
The story took top honors in the "Breaking News" category.
2016 Regional Winner
Angela Kellner - Oregon Medical Cannabis: One Family’s Search For Seizure Relief
The story took top honors in the "Writing" category.
2015 Regional Winner
Jacob Lewin - Camp Starlight
The story took top honors in the "Use of Sound" category.