I. A. A. I. S.
International Association of Audio Information Services




AWARDS 2001



The awards for Extended Series/Ongoing Program in the live/produced area, for the station with three or less staff members:

"How We See It - Disability Inroads" from Words Radio Reading Service in Dayton, Ohio.

Marcia Jonke accepted the award for Jane McBride.



Extended Series/Ongoing Program Live/Produced for stations with four or more staff persons went to:

"1900 Yesterday" from Cleveland Radio Reading Service in Cleveland, Ohio. Lynn Brewer accepted that award.



The next winning entry for an ongoing/extended series for those with three or less staff persons was in the reading category. This program was called:

"Western Short Stories" and is aired on Sun Sounds Radio Reading Service and produced in its Tucson, Arizona station. Bill Pasco accepted the award.



The last winning award in the ongoing/Extended series was for stations with four or more staff in a reading category. This program was called :

"Medical World News" from WLRN Radio Reading Service in Miami, Florida. The award was accepted by Shirley Pardon.



In the Special Programs/Short Series, these are our winners - For Special Programs/Short Series: For Short Series/Special Program for a station with three or less staff in the live/produced category, the winner was:

"In Conversation with Henry Grunwald" produced by In Touch Networks, in New York, New York. Gail Starkey came up to receive the award.



In the Short Series/special Program category for those stations with four or more staff with a live/produced program:

"HTBR Christmas Special" won for Taping for the Blind, Houston, Texas. Jim Martinez came up to receive the award.



The Short Series/Special Program in Reading was only given to a station with four or more staff. The winner was:

"Christmas Special -- My Father's Gift" produced at Sun Sounds Radio Reading Service in Phoenix, Arizona. Letty Graham-Corona came up to accept the award.



The award for the "Newspapers" category went as follows - For those stations with three or less staff members:

"Community News" won from Audio Journal in Worcester, Massachusetts. Vince Lombardi came to accept the award.



In the "Newspapers" category for those stations with four or more staff members, there was a tie. The award for:

"Columbus dispatch News Articles" from Central Ohio Radio Reading Service in Cleveland Ohio, was accepted by Mary Hiland.

"The Arizona Republic" was the winning newspaper in the stations with four or more staff that tied "Columbus Dispatch News Articles." "The Arizona Republic" was produced at Sun Sounds Radio Reading Service in Phoenix, Arizona, and Letty Graham-Corona accepted the award.



For "Spot Production," the winner in the station with three or less staff was for:

"Friday Special Series Promotional Announcements" from Pell Radio Reading Service in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This was the only award with no one to accept, since Paul Trama could not make the conference.



The "Spot Production" winner for those stations with four or more staff went to:

"Various," from Talking Information Center in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Virginia Richards accepted the award for Kevin Durocher, who had left the position at that station.



The last award winner was for Public Awareness. The winner was

"Our Lucky Number: Audio-Reader's 13th Annual On-air Fund Drive" presented by Audio-Reader in Lawrence, Kansas. Diana Frederick accepted the award.



Bob Wall, retiring from Utah Radio Reading Service, also received an award for helping put in hours towards conference planning, as did Lori Miller for Kansas Audio-Reader and IAAIS Administrative Assistant. Mike Starling, Board Member and Vice-President of Engineering for National Public Radio, assisted by producing and giving time and talent to producing the CDs attendees received, and was helped by Simone Steverson. NPR received a plaque for their hard work with the CDs. Fran Ziglar, Nashville Talking Library, in Tennessee got all our plaques together. It was mentioned that Elmer Fischer had also resigned, and good wishes to him and Bob Wall were expressed. I will have more thoughts later.

- Lynne Koral



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June 14, 2001