We’re very proud to announce that last year’s “Agriculture” episode of Western Skies won first prize for “News/Public Affairs” from Public Radio News Directors, Inc., a national organization of journalists who give the award “to honor the very best in local public radio.” KRCC won in the “small newsroom” category.

We also won 2nd place from the Colorado Associated Press for the same episode.

Western Skies is a collaboration between the KRCC Newsroom and The Big Something, and we believe it’s a great example of how a small radio station can make the most of its resources and offer truly thoughtful, in-depth coverage of a large community, even if only once a month.

We hope you’ll join us this Sunday at 11 a.m. on KRCC for the July episode of Western Skies, where we’ll explore the myths and realities of The West in the Pikes Peak Region.


3 Responses to KRCC Wins National PRNDI and Colorado AP Awards

  1. James Meacham says:

    Where are the links to articles and people on Western Skies as told on air, esp. High Country News? I was offended by the bias of the speaker on the tumble weed (I should like to point out many of the uses of and the ecological role play by the tumbleweed) and interested in reviewing the narrative of the Hayden Survey. Thank you: JWM

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    Re: James’ comment – I’m curious—What are the uses of tumble weeds, and what is the ecological benefit? I have Diffuse Knapweed and it takes over.


Getty Images for World Chess by Agon Limited
October 24, 2016 | NPR · IBM’s Deep Blue beat chess great Garry Kasparov in 1997. Humans and computers play the game differently, but have computers taught humans much about the game?

October 24, 2016 | NPR · The premiums on benchmark plans are increasing by an average of 22 percent in 2017, the government says, but more than 70 percent of people can get one for less than $75 a month after subsidies.

October 24, 2016 | NPR · She was once viewed as a rising star within the Democratic Party. In August, she was convicted on multiple counts after she leaked grand jury information about a rival, then lied about it under oath.

Arts & Life

October 24, 2016 | NPR · True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.

October 24, 2016 | NPR · They finally did it: The producers of The Walking Dead kicked off season seven by ratcheting up the onscreen gore and brutality until it matches what appears in the original comic.

Getty Images
October 24, 2016 | NPR · Comic artist Steve Dillon died this weekend in New York City at the age of 54. He was responsible for some of the most iconic comics of the 1990s, including Hellblazer and Preacher.


Courtesy of the artist
October 24, 2016 | WXPN · The Austin artist’s inventive new EP, Never Understood, was produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. Hear two songs.

October 24, 2016 | NPR · The long-running rock band holds a mirror to the hard realities of America right now on American Band. Watch Drive-By Truckers’ emotional performance at the NPR Music office.

Getty Images
October 24, 2016 | NPR · Gone ‘Til November, transcribed from the journal he kept while at Rikers, isn’t particularly revealing, but it offers a chance to stop and take stock of where the rapper has been since.

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac