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Aileen LeBlanc, Jerry Kenney, Juliet Fromholt and Emily McCord display their awards, presented to them on June 6 at the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters 2010 luncheon in Columbus. (Photo by Neenah Ellis.)


WYSO cleans up at AP awards

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Local public radio station WYSO 91.3 brought home 10 awards from the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters 2010 luncheon in Columbus on Sunday, June 6. WYSO’s news reporters Jerry Kenney, Emily McCord and Juliet Fromholt were recognized in six different categories among medium market sized stations and were joined by local free-lance reporter Aileen LeBlanc.

WYSO received more awards than any other public radio station in the state, including:

Best documentary or series — Kenney, McCord, Fromholt and LeBlanc for “My House: Facing the Mortgage Crisis.”  Judges called this series, “Amazing.”

Best use of sound — second place to Jerry Kenney for “Stivers Students Learn Strayhorn,” first place to Juliet Fromholt for “Cedar Bog.”

Best feature reporting — second place to Jerry Kenney for “HIV Today and Yesterday: Alex’s Story,”  and first place to Juliet Fromholt for “Teens and Money.”

Best investigative reporting:  Aileen LeBlanc, second place for “Facing Foreclosure on Grange Hall Road,” and first place for  “Appraisers.”

Best enterprise reporting — second place to Emily McCord for “Antioch Alumni Weekend,” first place to Aileen LeBlanc for “The Small Print of Plastic.”

Best reporter — second place, Emily McCord.

WYSO produced its award-winning series, “Facing the Mortage Crisis,” with a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in collaboration with Think-TV, public television in Dayton.  LeBlanc acted as series editor for WYSO and produced feature spots for ThinkTV as well.

WYSO general manager Neenah Ellis said, “We are proud that WYSO  reporters have been recognized for their work and proud, too, of our association with Aileen LeBlanc. WYSO intends to build on this success and serve our listeners with even more local coverage of news and events.”

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One Response to “WYSO cleans up at AP awards”

  1. Vick Mickunas says:

    That is so fabulous! Congratulations to Neenah Ellis and her WYSO staff on this recognition of your fine work. And it is wonderful to see that Aileen LeBlanc was a part of it.

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