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Capital Public Radio Wins Multiple Journalism Awards

Two Honors For Documentary Unit

Contact: Constance Crawford

Sacramento, Calif – April 19 , 2012 : Capital Public Radio News has won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio and Television Digital News Association and a national award from the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHJC).

The prestigious Murrow Award recognizes o utstanding achievement in electronic journalism demonstrating the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession. Capital Public Radio won for Hard News Reporting on the closure of adult day health care center s in California; Investigative Reporting for an examination of toxic contamination in Kettleman City, California; News Documentary for the hour - long production Dealing with Diabetes and Sports Reporting for coverage of the Sacramento Kings’ season ending g ame clouded by an arena controversy.

The AHJC Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism recognize the best in print, radio and television health reporting from around the country. Capital Public Radio’s documentary Dealing with Diabetes took first place in the Public Health Award , which was open to all media.

“We’re proud of the high level of integrity in our local news coverage. Congratulations to our skilled reporters and producers, it’s a wonderful thing when hard work is recognized and especia lly on a national scale,” says President and General Manager Rick Eytcheson.

“Our talented news team works hard to create the best journalism possible for our listeners,” said Capital Public Radio Director of News and Information Joe Barr. “We’re honored to have won these awards and to uphold the standards and integrity of Edward R. Murrow.”

RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award site

AHJC Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism page

Award - winning content available at capradio.org:

Dealing with Diabetes

Adult Day Health Care Closure (Family Shuffled by Adult Day Health Care Closures)

Toxic Town

Sports Reporting (Emotional Night in Sacramento)


Capital Public Radio serves more than 47 0,000 listeners per week with classical music, jazz, and in - depth news and information. Capital Public Radio also operates California Capitol Network (CCN) providing California State Capitol news to a network of over 30 radio stations in California, Nevada, and Oregon. The seven listener - supported, non - commercial frequencies: 88.9 FM (Sacramento), 90.9 FM (Sacramento), 91.7 FM (Groveland), 90.5 FM (Tahoe/Reno), 88.7 FM (Sutter/Yuba City), 88.1 FM (Quincy), and 91.3 FM (Stockton/Modesto) are licensed to Sacramento State.