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Texas Associated Press Broadcasters

Each year, radio and television stations across the state of Texas submit their very best work for consideration by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. Generally in April, an awards ceremony is held in Austin and journalists, videographers, producers, and anchors flock to 6th Street to learn who's work topped each category. This year, concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of the ceremony planned for April 4. As a result, the winners have been announced in a release - and 88.9 KETR is among the top-awarded stations in its division.

Reporter George Hale holds three TAPB first place plaques on the evening of the awards banquet.
Jerrod Knight

On a late April Saturday at 6:05pm, glasses clinked behind the bar and nametags were being prepared for distribution by the staff of the Headliner's Club, located 21 floors above 6th Street and Lavaca in Austin, Texas. Within the hour, a record crowd of more than 175 Radio and TV journalists, photographers, anchors, sportscasters and meteorologists would learn how their published work in 2018 fared in competition with submissions from other stations representing nearly every corner of the state of Texas.

Each year, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters host an assemblage of television and radio journalists, producers, and storytellers in Austin, Texas for an evening of showcasing some of the previous year's best news and sports content from around the state.

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TAPB

Each year, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters conducts a professionally-judged competition to evaluate stations who subscribe to AP services on a number of different facets of news and information broadcasting. This year, KETR comes away with five first-place awards, four second-place awards, and two honorable mentions.

Categories and Awards

Reporter

Second place: KETR News Director Mark Haslett.

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