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KET wins more 2012 NETA awards than any other public television station
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) recently honored 20 public broadcasters, including KET, with national awards. KET earned four awards, more than any other public television station.

KET’s education division won two NETA awards in the category of “instructional media.” Marianne Mosley, Brett Smith, Esther Tattershall and Lynda Thomas were recognized for their work with the resource Self-Paced Professional Development Modules. Mary Duncan, Allison NeCamp and Brian Spellman were recognized for their work with the teacher resource Education Promotion Packet.

In addition, KET also won a NETA award in the category of “community engagement.” Bill Goodman, Erin Milburn Lowry, Abby Malik and Renee Shaw were recognized for their work with KET’s social media coverage during the 2011 election season. In the category of “promotion campaign,” Amanda Dawahare, John Dawahare, Nick Helton and Steve Shaffer were recognized for their work with Jubilee–Summertime Blues, the 2011 season that features performances recorded at the W.C. Handy Blues & BBQ Festival in Henderson, Ky.

“KET is honored to be recognized at this year’s NETA awards,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director. “Congratulations to our staff for their exceptional work and to the public we serve for their continued support that makes our educational programs and services possible. We can all take pride in this national recognition.”

In all, NETA presented 30 awards in the areas of program production, promotion, outreach and instructional media. The celebratory presentation was part of NETA’s annual conference, held this year in St. Louis.

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