Archive for August, 2010

KTWU Wins Kansas Assoc of Broadcasters Award

Monday, August 16th, 2010

KTWU, local public television, is pleased to announce it has won a first place award from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the 2010 competition.

KTWU won in the Special Program category for “DRACULA: Theater of the Mind.”

“DRACULA: Theater of the Mind,” is the fourth live, televised 1940’s-style radio drama from Arts, Incorporated, produced by KTWU-TV in Topeka, Kansas. The program is an audio-adaptation of the classic horror tale by Philip Grecian and is directed for television by Jim Kelly. The program was presented in part by the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This television production of the play has also won a regional Emmy award and other international awards.

The mission of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters is to provide professional lobbying and governmental representation, efficient communication and effective recruiting, education and training for Kansas broadcasters, and to promote free over-the-air broadcasting for the purpose of enhancing the success of Kansas broadcasters and helping them better serve the people of Kansas. An annual competition for recognition among television and radio stations in the state provides a showcase for the best programs, news (including reporting, sports and weathercasting), commercial and promotional announcement production. The public is probably most familiar with the annual television “Station of the Year” award designation.

KTWU has been broadcasting local public television in eastern Kansas and portions of Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma since 1965. Viewers are served with Channel 11 offering three distinct broadcast options. KTWU is also broadcast on K30AL-LD translator channel in southeast Kansas. The station license is held by Washburn University with studios located on the Washburn campus in Topeka, Kansas. More information and programming details can be found online at