KCLU takes home 11 trophies at the 73rd Golden Mike Awards
KCLU won Golden Mikes for “Best Podcast,” “Best News Reporting,” and “Best Live Reporting,” taking home a total of 11 Golden Mikes at the 73rd annual Golden Mikes show. (Most of KCLU’s wins are in Division B, which is for small stations.)
For the first time KCLU was honored for its podcast: The One Oh One. KCLU's Michelle Loxton won two individual Golden Mikes:
- Best Podcast for The Crisis of Fentanyl in Ventura County
- Best podcast news reporting for the Building of the World’s Largest Animal Crossing.
KCLU’s Caroline Feraday won five individual Golden Mikes:
- Best Individual Writing
Fancy a Fin-ternship: The School for Mermaids
- Best News Reporting
Russian Family Steps Up to Host Ukrainian Refugee
- Best Business and Consumer Reporting
Where does our Green Waste Go?
- Best Medical and Science Reporting
Emotional Support Robot Dog for Dementia Patients
- Best Use of Sound (One Division)
Flock's Sake: Exotic Bird Sanctuary is Struggling
KCLU’s Lance Orozco won four individual Golden Mikes:
- Best Sports Reporting
Dallas Cowboys Mania Comes to Ventura County
- Best "Live" Coverage of a News Story
Santa Barbara County Inferno
- Best Environmental Reporting
Planting the Santa Monica Mountains Future
- Best Entertainment Reporting
The Man Who Helped the King Regain His Throne
The Golden Mikes are the oldest broadcast journalism awards show in America, and honor excellence in broadcast journalism in Southern and Central California.
At the awards show in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 25, the RTNA also honored Marc Brown (KABC), Vikki Vargas (KNBC) and Hal Eisner (KTTV) with “Lifetime Achievement Awards.”
The "Freedom of Information Award" was given to Southern California’s airborne firefighters & helicopter pilots including pilots from Ventura County.