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June 8, 2018

KXCV-KRNW recognized for documentary series, feature reporting

A series aired last year by KXCV-KRNW, Northwest Missouri State University’s National Public Radio affiliate, and produced by a Northwest student and his faculty advisor, is the winner of a Missouri Broadcast Award.

The radio station earned first place in the category of small market documentary, public affairs and special programs for “Students with Stories,” a seven-week series airing during the spring of 2017. The series, which reported the stories of students living with visible and invisible disabilities, was conceived and produced collaboratively by Tom Taylor, a 2017 Northwest graduate, and Assistant Professor of Mass Media Fred Lamer.

Archived episodes of “Students with Stories” are accessible on the station’s website at

The radio station also earned an honorable mention in small market radio feature reporting for “TV’s Eddie Munster Makes North Missouri His Home.” Max Moore, a 2017 graduate now employed at KQTV in St Joseph, Missouri, was a student producer on the feature, which centered on an interview with Butch Patrick, the actor who portrayed Eddie Munster on the popular television show “The Munsters.” In retirement, Patrick purchased his grandmother’s home in Macon, Missouri, and now resides there. As family members and locals believe the house is haunted, the feature also included commentary from Northwest Senior Instructor of Mass Media Jason Offutt, who has authored several books about paranormal activity.

“These two awards highlight the superb storytelling and hands-on opportunities available to our students at Northwest Missouri State University,” KXCV-KRNW Station Manager Rodney Harris said. “The School of Communication and Mass Media is a great learning environment for students, and the hands-on experience that KXCV-KRNW provides students at a professional 100,000-watt FM station and NPR affiliate allows them to be job ready on day one after graduation.”

The awards were presented June 2 at the annual MBA Awards Banquet at the Lodge of the Four Seasons at Lake of the Ozarks.



Launched in 1971 as the first full-power public radio service in Missouri, KXCV (90.5 FM) has 100,000 watts behind it and provides in-depth news and information with an alternative music format. All of KXCV’s programming emanates from the Northwest campus, while a sister station, KRNW (88.9), founded in 1993, extends the radio programming across most of the northern 25 percent of Missouri.

KXCV also is the flagship of the Bearcat Radio Network, which produces all Northwest football and basketball broadcasts and game feeds to five commercial radio affiliates throughout the four-state region.

KXCV-KRNW programming is accessible online at or via mobile apps such as Public Radio Player and TuneIn Radio as well as its own KXCV-KRNW app.

For information about KXCV-KRNW and supporting public radio through a membership, visit or call 660.562.1163.


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