KCLU is the winner of three awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association for its news coverage.
Special Projects Producer John North’s documentary “Bullying: Kids In Crisis” was honored for Best Special Program during the 65th Annual APTRA Mark Twain Awards held June 2 at the Pasadena Convention Center. News Director Lance Orozco received the Best Newswriting award for “Four Legged Landscapers,” a story on the use of goats to remove brush in Ventura County. Orozco and Jim Rondeau, director of operations and programming, were honored for “Best Use of a News Website” for KCLU’s local news pages.
KCLU competed in Division II against stations in 13 states and won more awards than any other station in the category. The station has won more than 30 APTRA awards in the last decade, the most of any Ventura County broadcast newsroom.