WVXU honored at New York Festivals

Station’s documentary takes second place of 1,100 entries from around the world | July 8, 2003

Cincinnati’s WVXU 9l.7 FM received the The New York Festivals Silver World Medal in the history category for its documentary production, “Cincinnati Radio: The Nation’s Station (1921-1941).” James C. King, director for broadcasting, and Mike Martini, co-producer of the documentary, accepted the honor at the awards banquet in New York City. WVXU is the flagship station of The X-Star Radio Network, owned and operated by Xavier University and comprised of eight radio stations in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. For nearly 50 years, The New York Festivals have honored excellence in creative communications—work that has touched the hearts and minds of readers, listeners and viewers worldwide. This year’s 1,100 radio entries represented 30 countries, including England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Russia, France and the United States. The Gold World Medal in the history category was awarded to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s documentary, “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” For more information on WVXU, visit the station’s web site.