KCLU won more “Golden Mikes” for news excellence than any other radio station in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for the 15th year in a row.
KCLU News Director Lance Orozco won six of the awards in the 66th annual awards ceremony at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City Saturday night (1/23), in a show honoring the best in radio and television broadcast journalism in Southern California.
KCLU won for “Best Radio Spot News Coverage” for “Mudslides Hit Camarillo Springs,” a look at the crisis facing the Ventura County community; “Best Radio Use Of Sound” for “Sounding The Horn For Train Safety,” a look at the crisis with fatal train collisions locally; and “Best Radio Sports Reporting” for “LA Still Without Pro Football, But Ventura County Has Cowboys, Rams This Week,” a story about the two pro teams training in Ventura County.
Orozco also won top honors for “Best Radio Business, And Consumer Reporting” for “Who Says Doctors Don’t Make House Calls Anymore,” a look at a pilot program bringing medical care into the homes of Santa Barbara County seniors; “Best Radio Medical And Science Reporting,” for “From Toilet To Tap,” a look at a pilot program to convert waste water into drinking water in Ventura, and “Best Radio Entertainment Reporting,” for “Arts For Autism,” a story about a Thousand Oaks theater camp which includes autistic kids.
KCLU competes in “Division B,” with stations which have five news people or fewer on their staff.