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WEKU wins six regional 2023 Murrow Awards

WEKU was the most honored radio station in Kentucky taking home six Regional Edward R Murrow Awards. The awards are one of the most coveted in journalism and represent excellence in journalism.

WEKU Director and General Manager Mike Savage says the honor is a historic moment for the station. "WEKU has worked hard to be Lexington's radio news leader and this news confirms just how good WEKU's news team is. I am very proud of the staff and the station's efforts."

The award-winning categories and entries are below:

Continuing Coverage
Flooding Damages Historic Hindman Settlement School

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Three Transgender Women in Kentucky Find Their Voice and Change Their Lives

Feature Reporting
School of Needlework for Disobedient Women

Hard News
Life Jacket Loaner Station Honors Richmond Teen

News Series
The Sound of Music Helps Victims of Historic Kentucky Flooding Recover

Sports Reporting
Tony the Legend

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Mike Savage joined WEKU in 2018 as Director & General Manager. He has worked in public radio for 30 years and has managed public radio stations in Georgia, Illinois and Indiana. In his current role as WEKU Director & General Manager, Mike directs station operations, programming, news and fundraising.
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