Edward R. Murrow Award Entry: Overall Excellence for 2015

Marfa Public Radio serves a large geographic area, from the border of Mexico to the Permian Basin. Although a small station, in terms of staff and listener population, our coverage area is roughly the size of South Carolina. For parts of Far West Texas, it’s the only region-wide, real-time, daily broadcast media.

Audio link above. Rundown for Overall Excellence award submission for 2015.

  1. Continuing coverage of hot-button regional issues, such as Opposition to Trans-Pecos Pipeline
  2. Helping to explain changing economics: Wind Power’s Success In Texas Leads To Subsidy Challenge
  3. Examining hidden issues of race, with Descendants of the Buffalo Soldiers in Fort Davis
  4. Local history on how Mexican-Americans Remember Southwest Segregation
  5. Highlighting trends in our region, such as A New Pitch for Nuclear Waste in West Texas
  6. Taking a national perspective, by asking if there’s Greater U.S. Security Threat on the Mexico Border Or Canada Border?
  7. Breaking news about an historic West Texas Blizzard
  8. Enterprise reporting on The Long Road for Dialysis Patients in Rural West Texas
  9. Human-interest features on local customs, such as Black-Eyed Peas for Luck in The New Year
  10. Newscasts informing the public on governmental meetings about pressing community issues.

Marfa Public Radio is devoted to local, original content and to public service. This is reflected on this website, through election results, critical weather updatestechnological break-throughs, youth media projects, key community issues, and a daily talk show that spotlights the community.

Thanks for your consideration.

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