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KCAW News wins 3 Goldie awards

KCAW reporters won three Goldie awards from the Alaska Broadcasters Association this month.

2012 summer intern Rachel Waldholz won two: Her story on the Baranof Island Brewing Co. using Facebook to pursue a burglar was awarded “Best News Story” in the student division:

And this story on changes to the Tenakee Springs bathhouse was named “Best News Feature” in the student division. We’d like to think it has something to do with the amazing singing she recorded inside the bathhouse:

KCAW reporter Ed Ronco won “Best Radio News Story or Breaking News” for his story on a community-wide disaster drill held at Sitka’s airport in April:

KCAW competes in Division 2, which encompasses all radio stations outside Anchorage. This link will take you to a list of all the winners.

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