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“Texas Standard” Recognized as One of World's Best by New York Festivals Radio Awards

AUSTIN, Texas – June 21, 2016 – “Texas Standard,” the national daily news show of Texas, has been recognized as one of the world’s best radio programs by the New York Festivals® Radio Program and Promotion Awards.

The radio news magazine, launched in March 2015 and produced at KUT in Austin, won a bronze radio award in the “Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program” category.

Host and Managing Editor, David Brown also was recognized with a certificate in the “Best Writing” category.

A complete listing of U.S. winners is available here.

Every year, the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards recognize the best radio programs from stations, networks and independent producers around the world. The 2016 winners were announced at a gala in New York City last night.

This is not the first time “Texas Standard” has been recognized by the New York Festivals. “One Day in Dallas,” a special on the JFK assassination 50 years later, won a silver award in 2014. The special was produced by Emily Donahue and David Brown.

“Texas Standard” airs in 25 markets throughout Texas and is a project of KUT Austin, KERA North Texas, Houston Public Media, and San Antonio’s Texas Public Radio, as well as newsrooms across Texas.

The show has earned several awards since it launched statewide in March 2015, including from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.

About “Texas Standard”
“Texas Standard” sets the bar for broadcast news coverage, offering crisp, expansive coverage of politics, lifestyle and culture, the environment, technology and innovation, and business and the economy — from a distinctly Texas perspective. Hosted by award-winning journalist David Brown, the hour-long daily news magazine is grounded in the best traditions of American journalism: fact-based, independent and politically neutral reporting.

“Texas Standard,” which airs in 25 markets across Texas, is a project of KUT Austin, KERA North Texas, Houston Public Media, and San Antonio’s Texas Public Radio, in collaboration with  news organizations across Texas.


Media contact: Erin Geisler, KUT Public Radio, (512) 475-8071

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