Tuesday, August 14 , 2018, 12:54 am | Overcast 67º

 
 
 
 

KCLU Garners 6 Golden Mike Awards

Local National Public Radio affiliate KCLU won more Golden Mike Awards for news excellence than any other small radio station in Southern California at a ceremony Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

News Director Lance Orozco picked up the six awards for his stories at the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California’s 66th annual event at the Universal Hilton in Universal City.

Broadcast newsrooms in a region stretching from San Luis Obispo and Fresno to the Mexican border competed. KCLU is in Division B, the category for stations with five or fewer news staff members.

KCLU won for Best Radio Spot News Coverage for “Mudslides Hit Camarillo Springs”; Best Radio Use of Sound for “Sounding The Horn For Train Safety,” a look at local fatal train collisions; and Best Radio Sports Reporting for a story about the Cowboys and Rams training in Ventura County.

Orozco also won top honors for Best Radio Business and Consumer Reporting for “Who Says Doctors Don’t Make House Calls Anymore?”, a story about a pilot program bringing medical care into the homes of Santa Barbara County seniors; Best Radio Medical and Science Reporting for “From Toilet to Tap,” about an effort to convert wastewater into drinking water in Ventura; and Best Radio Entertainment Reporting for “Arts for Autism,” which profiled a Thousand Oaks theater camp featuring kids on the autism spectrum.

KCLU members provide the financial resources needed to produce the award-winning news focused on the tri-county region. About 65 percent of the budget comes from listener pledges and another 15 percent comes from business sponsors. 

The station provides NPR and local news programming in Ventura County at 88.3 FM, Santa Barbara County at 102.3 FM and 1340 AM, Santa Maria at 89.7 FM, San Luis Obispo at 92.1 FM and online at kclu.org. The station is a community service of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

— Karin Grennan is the media relations manager at California Lutheran University.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >