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Posted Mar 22, 2011

WLRH Receives AP Broadcasting Awards

Birmingham, AL, March 22, 2011—WLRH-FM (89.3 Huntsville), Alabama’s first full-service public radio station, has earned the top awards in the Best Anchor and Best Use of Tape categories from the Alabama Associated Press. Fine Arts Specialist Ginny Kennedy brought home the Best Anchor award for her work on both “Morning Edition” and “Morning Blend.” Kennedy and Program Director Brett Tannehill received the Best Use of Tape award for a story WLRH produced about an outreach program that helps incarcerated mothers keep in touch with their children. This story followed a busload of children as it went to the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka for a holiday reunion. “We are extremely proud that Ginny and Brett have been recognized for their outstanding work at WLRH,” noted Station Manager Oliver Stoutner. “It is well deserved and will, no doubt, be the first of many future WLRH awards.” The Associated Press awards will be presented this weekend in Birmingham during the Alabama Broadcasters Association’s annual conference. ABOUT WLRH Located on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus, non-commercial public radio station WLRH is licensed to the Alabama Educational Television Commission. It operates on 89.3 megahertz FM with 100,000 watts of stereo power. WLRH also provides two HD channels that reach listeners in the Huntsville-Madison area, areas south of Cullman and Gadsden and areas in south central Tennessee. Funding is provided by listener and community support, the State of Alabama and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Contact: Brett Tannehill 256-895-9574 800-239-9574