June 27, 2015
The Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah handed out 130 awards, and two of them went to our very own Angela Nguyen, program director at KUGR Radio.
Angela’s submission was a story about her father’s escape from Vietnam. She earned First Place for Soft Feature in Division A and Second Place for Soft Feature in Division D.
KUGR Radio now has a podcast on ITunes! Subscribe today, and we will add our show recordings weekly starting in September 2015: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kugr-radio/id999618621?mt=2
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KUGR Radio submitted entries to CBI for national recognition in radio broadcasting. Nominations will be announced in the fall.
Best Sports Play-by-Play: Neil Roberts and Spencer Anderson, WSU vs. SJSU Baseball
Best Sports Play-by-Play: Matthew Zimmer
Best Regularly Scheduled Program: Angela Nguyen and Joe Raftis, Night Owls
Best Regularly Scheduled Program: Sarah Allen and Briauna Hansen, Currently Speaking
Best Station Promo: Robel Andimicael and Ermias Haile, The Late Sesh
Board members Neil Roberts, Matthew Zimmer, and Hayden Wise, along with assistants Garrett Britton and Ellen Gordon, implemented another successful Mom’s Weekend Photo Booth. The station raised over $500 and families were able to take their prints home as souvenirs!
Here are just a few of the photos we took!
KUGR Radio’s 3rd Annual Mom’s Weekend Photo Booth is just around the corner!
Join us in the CUE (Center for Undergraduate Education) atrium on Saturday April 11 from 11am-3pm to take fun photos with your mom, your family, and your friends!
4×6 photo – $5
8×11 photo – $10
There will also be KUGR laptop/tablet cases available for purchase.
Here are some photos from last year’s photo booth!
Chris Hampel visited the station today before returning to his home in California. As General Manager of KUGR 95 Rock in ’96-’97, Hampel established play-by-play broadcasting for the Sports Department and was voted Most Outstanding Staff Member in 1995. He currently works on independent films in LA.
We held our first Pong Tournament fundraiser on March 28, 2015.
8 teams competed for $25 gift cards
Winner: Team Troy and Gabriela
General Manager Matthew Zimmer and Sports Director Kyle Nishida are covering the PAC-12 Men’s Basketball live at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Recently, we have received news that former members of KUGR have been hired in broadcasting!
Ben Creighton, former sports director, works as a play-by-play announcer for the Portland Pilots.
Tesia Lingenfelter, former program director, has been hired as a producer for KREM 2 News in Spokane.
Robin Dich, former host of Cougar Sports Spotlight, has been hired as a producer for KHQ News in Spokane.
From everyone here at KUGR Radio, congratulations!
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