Edward R. Murrow Award Entry: Overall Excellence
Marfa Public Radio serves a large geographic area, from the border of Mexico to the Permian Basin. For much of the region, KRTS-FM is a "sole-service" station. It's the only region-wide, real-time, daily broadcast media in a large part of Far West Texas.
Please consider this submission into the Murrow Award category of Overall Excellence for work produced in calendar year 2013.
Included here in this rundown is audio from such news reports such as: 1) A kangaroo loose in Midland; 2) widespread power outages due to an ongoing winter storm and 3) a focus on utility crews working to repair electrical lines; 4) the closure of a silver mine that was one of the county's largest tax-payers; 5) a live newscast that includes a field report from the scene of a wildfire; 6) how oil prices may affect the energy sector; 7) and another newscast from November 2013 that included a look at both regional and international news.
Marfa Public Radio produces an interview program every weekday ( Talk At Ten) that showcases the newsmakers in the region. Despite its small size, the radio station is aggressive about local and original content, which is reflected on its website.