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2006 Mark Twain Awards: Radio Categories

 

Judges from stations and networks based in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Florida gathered at KOCE-TV in Orange County where they went through almost 400 entries in both television and radio.

 

Here are the winners for all the television categories. The winners in the nominee categories are highlighted in blue. Those awards were announced at the Mark Twain Awards banquet on March 25.

 

R-1 BILL STOUT AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE (One Division)
“Pot Clubs”
Doug Sovern
KCBS-AM, San Francisco

 

R-2 BILL STOUT AWARD FOR STATION SPOT NEWS (One Division)
“KFI Topanga Fire Special”
Terri-Rae Elmer, Jodi Becker, Shannon Farren, Sarah Kissell, Karla Marquez, Donald Morrison and Gary Hoffmann
KFI, Los Angeles

 

RADIO – CLASS 1

 

R-3 BEST NEWS WRITING
“Proposition 74 Explainer”
Tamara Keith
KPCC, Pasadena

 

R-4 BEST SPORTS SEGMENT (Tie)
“6:45 Sportsline”
Steve Bitker
KCBS-AM, San Francisco

 

“Steve Grad Sports”
Steve Grad
KNX, Los Angeles

 

R-5 BEST LIVE COVERAGE OF A NEWS EVENT
“Train Eyewitness”
John Rabe, Frank Stoltze
KPCC, Pasadena

 

R-6 BEST SPOT NEWS STORY
“Metrolink Crash”
Jeff Baugh
KFWB, Los Angeles

 

R-7 BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
“Pot Clubs”
Doug Sovern
KCBS-AM, San Francisco

 

+R-8 BEST SPECIAL PROGRAM
“Voices of Soldiers”
Mark Williams, Holly Williams, Melanie Morgan and Jay Allen
KFBK-AM, Sacramento & KSFO AM

 

R-9 BEST COVERAGE OF AN ONGOING STORY
“Stanley Williams Execution Coverage”
Scott Shafer, Debra Baer, Judy Campbell, Kelly Wilkinson, Sarah Varney and Frank Stoltze
KQED-FM, San Francisco

 

R-10 BEST SERIOUS FEATURE
“Todd’s Journal: A Journal Through Open Heart Surgery”
Todd Starnes, Marianne Russ and Alan Eisenson
KFBK, Sacramento

 

R-11 BEST LIGHT FEATURE
“Brincos”
Amy Isackson
KPBS, San Diego

 

+R-13 BEST SPORTS REPORTING (Tie)
“Bill King”
Steve Bitker
KCBS-AM, San Francisco

 

“Off to the Races”
Bret Burkhart
KGO-AM, San Francisco

 

R-14 BEST ANCHOR TEAM
Dave Williams and Vicky Moore
KNX Los Angeles

 

+R-15 BEST USE OF SOUND - HARD NEWS

“Minuteman PSYOPS”
Steve Gregory
KFI, Los Angeles

 

+R-16 BEST USE OF SOUND - FEATURE

“Fair Time”
Mike Sugerman
KCBS-AM, San Francisco

 

R-17 PAT DAVIS RADIO REPORTER OF THE YEAR
Bret Burkhart
KGO-AM San Francisco

 

R-18 BEST NEWS BROADCAST – LESS THAN 15 MINUTES
“KFI News at 3 p.m.”
Terri-Rae Elmer, Shannon Farren, Karla Marquez, Donald Morrison, Mike Nolan, Jodi Becker and Jay Lawrence
KFI, Los Angeles

 

R-19 BEST NEWS BROADCAST – MORE THAN 15 MINUTES
“Southern California’s Morning News”
Dave Williams, Vicky Moore, James Tuck, Laraine Herman, Pat Larsen and Susan Valot
KNX, Los Angeles

 

RADIO – CLASS 2

 

R-3 BEST NEWS WRITING (TIE)
“Z107.7 Local News”
Gary Daigneault
KCDZ, Joshua Tree

 

Mark Howell
KUZZ, Bakersfield

 

R-4 BEST SPORTS SEGMENT
No Winner

 

R-5 BEST LIVE COVERAGE OF A NEWS EVENT
“La Conchita Tragedy”
Alex Wilson
KVTA, Ventura

 

R-6 BEST SPOT NEWS STORY
“La Conchita Landslide”
John Palminteri and Lance Orozco
KCLU, Thousand Oaks

 

R-7 BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
“Releasing Jail Inmates”
Mystie Heckler
KCSN-FM, Northridge

 

+R-8 BEST SPECIAL PROGRAM
“The World at War”
Lance Orozco
KCLU, Thousand Oaks

 

R-9 BEST COVERAGE OF AN ONGOING STORY
“Topanga Fire”
Jim Rondeau, Lance Orozco and Mia Karnatz-Shifflett
KCLU, Thousand Oaks

 

R-10 BEST SERIOUS FEATURE
“Hiroshima Remembered”
Lance Orozco
KCLU, Thousand Oaks

 

R-11 BEST LIGHT FEATURE
“Tiki Time”
Lance Orozco
KCLU, Thousand Oaks

 

R-12 NO ENTRIES

 

+R-13 BEST SPORTS REPORTING
“Cowboys Camp”
Lance Orozco
KCLU, Thousand Oaks

 

R-14 BEST ANCHOR OR ANCHOR TEAM
“7:54 AM News”
Mark Howell
KUZZ AM/FM, Bakersfield

 

+R-15 BEST USE OF SOUND – HARD NEWS
“Ventura Brush Fire”
Lance Orozco
KCLU, Thousand Oaks

 

+R-16 BEST USE OF SOUND – FEATURE
“Ojai Music Education”
Lance Orozco
KCLU, Thousand Oaks

 

R-17 PAT DAVIS RADIO REPORTER OF THE YEAR
“KCLU News with Lance Orozco”
KCLU, Thousand Oaks

 

R-18 BEST NEWS BROADCAST - LESS THAN 15 MINUTES
“7:54 AM News”
Mark Howell
KUZZ AM/FM, Bakersfield

 

R-19 BEST NEWS BROADCAST – MORE THAN 15 MINUTES
“The Evening Update”
KCSN News Staff
KCSN-FM, Northridge

 

+Awards to be presented at lunch