KLPR radio wins award for promotional ad

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney student radio station, KLPR, was honored at the 2013 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Awards of Excellence.

KLPR 91.1 FM is the official UNK radio station. It is a non-commercial, educational station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.

An advertisement for Kearney HeartChase won in the best student-produced promotional announcement category during the Aug. 15 awards banquet.

During the 2012-13 school year, then freshman Emily Jensen and Jessica Porter produced the winning advertisement. Porter is a language arts major, and Jensen now attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

According to Elle Scholwin, senior lecturer in the Communications Department, students plan, host and produce a variety of radio programs including news, sports and talk shows.

Many different students produce radio programs, Scholwin said. Many students involved in the radio station are communication majors, but others are international students, education majors and business majors.