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KEARNEY – Two University of Nebraska at Kearney broadcasting students won a prestigious national award for their sports talk show.
Andrew Hanson and Nick Stevenson won first place in the 2016 Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems competition in the Best Sports Talk Program category.
They were recognized for their show “A Work In Progress,” which airs Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. on campus radio station KLPR 91.1 FM.
Hanson is a junior sports management major from Kearney. Stevenson is a senior journalism major from Columbus.
“They each bring a lot of talent and personality to the program. … The way they banter back and forth sets them apart,” KLPR General Manager Ford Clark said of Hanson and Stevenson. “They have been close friends for quite a long time, and it shows through on the air.
“They’re comfortable with each other, and they think alike. While they don’t always agree on things, they are of one mind and think a lot alike.”
Hanson and Stevenson attended the IBS conference March 4-6 in New York City.
“Nick and Andrew beat out the likes of Stanford, Missouri, Wake Forest and DePaul, among many, many others,” said Clark. “This is truly a national championship for UNK.”