The KCSN News Department has received two “Golden Mike” awards from the Radio Television News Association of Southern California. The awards were presented in a ceremony at the Universal Hilton on January 19, 2013. The KCSN News Department won in the category of “Best Radio Newscast Writing” among radio stations in Southern California with five or fewer FULL-TIME news department employees.
This resulted from the September 12th broadcast of the “Evening Update”, a 30 minute newscast that airs at 6:00 p.m. on KCSN HD-2. The contributors included KCSN News Director Keith S. Goldstein, and five broadcast journalism students. These include Anchor/Writer Jonathan Gonzalez, Health Reporter Shayna Montana, Sports Reporter Michael Mayer, Writer Devin Knight, and Reporter Sophia Najafinedad. The stories included the U-S Forest Service decision to resume aerial night flights to battle Southern California wildfires, a vote by the Los Angeles City Council to ban hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries, negative campaign advertising in the Presidential race, bankruptcy being declared by three cities in California, wasteful spending in the U-S health care system, and workplace bullying.
The KCSN News department won a second “Golden Mike” in the category of “Best Sports Reporting” in Division B. This was broadcast journalism student Daniel Magallon’s in-depth report on “Basketball and Cancer.” It is the story of a high school athlete who is diagnosed with testicular cancer, undergoes chemotherapy, and recovers to earn a college scholarship.
Since 1987, the KCSN News Department has now won a total of 61 “Golden Mike” awards, 32 regional "Edward R. Murrow" awards including four awards in the category of "Overall Excellence" and 6 "Mark Twain" awards for "Best Newscast--Over 15 Minutes “from the Radio Television Digital News Association. The KCSN News Department has also earned 12 national awards in the Society for Professional Journalists "Mark of Excellence" competition.
KCSN Classical is committed to providing classical music to the communities we serve 24/7 on our HD2 channel. HD radio provides a high quality digital signal with CD sound. KCSN Classical also features "Music 101" with Erik Derr twice each weekday.
KCSN Classical is also available 24/7 on this website and through mobile devices such as an iPhone or Blackberry.
To help you identify the current selection on the air, we stream the names of the pieces on the panel above. You can also find all of the music we play by clicking on on the playlist link.This new service is a work in progress. We plan to grow this service by offering longer performances and symphonies in the evening in the coming months. Please visit the web site frequently for updates on our new programming plans. We appreciate your feedback. Write to us using feedback link on the Listen Live panel.
You can listen on an HD radio at 88.5 HD2, through our web stream at KCSNClassical.org, and on mobile devices.
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