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WUIS' Crawford recognized in IAP broadcast excellence contest

March 16, 2007

Contact: Bill Wheelhouse, 217/206-6402, wwhee2@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD -- Sean Crawford, Statehouse bureau chief for public radio WUIS/WIPA, received a second place award in the recent Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association Journalism Excellence Contest.

Crawford was recognized in the Best Investigative category for his piece "All Kids Insured…Maybe," which showed that very few health care providers were willing to take part in Governor Blagojevich's All Kids Plan.

The annual Illinois AP Broadcasters Association contest is open to TV and radio stations in the state. All entries were broadcast during the 2006 calendar year.

Crawford tied for second place with Melissa Hahn of the Illinois Radio Network for her piece "Hiring Documents." First place went to Denise Molina, WCBU-FM Peoria, for "RenPark Property Values."

WUIS-WIPA is a listener-supported public radio service of the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Springfield. WUIS' mission is to satisfy a curious, societally engaged audience through programming and community outreach. More information, as well as the opportunity to listen online, is available at www.wuis.org.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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