Boise State Public Radio Wins 26 Idaho Press Club Awards

Apr 29, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, the Boise State Public Radio news and programming departments brought home 26 Idaho Press Club Awards, including 11 first-place prizes.

You can find the full list of winners here.

General Excellence – Audio

1st            Frankie Barnhill – “Wanna Know Idaho (podcast): What’s In the Fire Retardant That’s Dropped On Idaho Wildfires?

2nd    Lacey Daley – “You Know the Place (podcast)

3rd     Samantha Wright – “Legislative Breakdown (podcast)

General News Report – Audio

1st     Amanda Peacher – “Trauma Piles On For Refugees in the Wake of Boise Stabbings, Family Separation

2nd    James Dawson – “3-Year-Old Victim in Boise Stabbing Dies; Suspect Now Faces Murder Charge

Election Report – Audio

1st     Amanda Peacher – “As Idaho And Utah Vote On Medicaid This Fall, Patient Health Options Hang In The Balance

2nd    Matt Guilhem – “In ‘Year of the Woman,’ Idaho Will Have First Female Lt. Governor after November Elections

3rd     James Dawson – “Brad Little Hopes to Chart a Pragmatic Course for Idaho as Governor

Spot News Report – Audio

1st     James Dawson – “Former Idaho Lawmaker Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Multiple Girls

2nd    Matt Guilhem – “Safety ‘A Moot Point’ As Idaho Senate Votes Down Bill To Curb Cellphone Use While Driving

Watchdog / Investigative Report – Audio        

1st     James Dawson – “Some Struggle, Others Flee, As Healthcare Gap Persists In Idaho

Serious Feature Report – Audio  

1st     Matt Guilhem – “Idaho’s Attempt to Skirt Affordable Care Act Rules Swatted Down By Feds

2nd    Heath Druzin – “Gun Rights Groups Pressure Legislators to Expand Stand Your Ground Rules

Light Feature Report – Audio      

1st     James Dawson – “How Did Idaho’s Capital Move From Lewiston to Boise?

2nd    Samantha Wright – “As Used Bookstores in Idaho Close, Library Friends Take up The Slack

3rd     Matt Guilhem – “Architectural Bliss: Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Only Idaho Building

Interview – Audio

1st     Gemma Gaudette, Samantha Wright, Rich Copeland – “Author Kelly Sundberg Talks About Escaping Abuse

2nd    Samantha Wright – “Idaho Matters Goes To Prison: From Cats to Inmate Emotions

News Talk Show

1ST           Samantha Wright, Gemma Gaudette, Rich Copeland – “Idaho Matters: Boise Mass Stabbing Attack”

Sports News Report

2nd    Frankie Barnhill – “X Games Qualifier Swells Downtown Boise with Weekend Competition

Public Affairs Program – Audio  

2nd    Erik Jones, Andrew Fisher – “I Used to Listen to KBSU: An Origin Story

Use of Sound – Audio                    

1st     Matt Guilhem – “On First Visit to Idaho, B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Madras Maiden’ Soars

2nd    Frankie Barnhill – “Boise’s New Recycling Program Asks Consumers to Help Solve a Global Problem

3rd     Amanda Peacher – “With Few Protections in Place, Farmland Is Gobbled Up By Subdivisions

Best Multimedia Reporting

1st     James Dawson – “Our Changing Idaho: What Lessons Boise Can Learn From Growth Across the Country

Photo Package

3rd     James Dawson – “Boise Stabbing Vigil”