Three WPC members who work for KMUW public radio recently received awards in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters contest. Carla Eckels received three awards: first place in the large market, special program’s category about the 60th anniversary of the Dockum Sit-in; second place for large market, DJ personality aircheck for her show “Soulsations;” and honorable mention in the large market/spot news category for a story on Westar’s response to northeast Wichita residents about their concerns.
KMUW’s Nadya Faux received honorable mention in the large market, sports feature category for a story on Wichita’s public golf system and shared an honorable mention award for KMUW’s website. Deborah Shaar won first place in the large market, hard news feature/enterprise category for a story about the future of Wichita’s Wurlitzer organ.
Wilma Moore-Black is promoting appearances for David Parks during his “2019 David Comes Home to Kansas For Gordon.” The Gordon Parks Elementary School in Kansas City and Kansas State University have been added to the list of visits for this year. David Parks will participate in the annual Gordon Parks Celebration Days Oct. 3-5 in Fort Scott, at which time the cast of “The Learning Tree” will be honored on the movie’s 50th celebration. The scheduled appearances in Wichita are sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at Wichita State University, Maple Grove Heritage Association and WMB Creative Productions.
Amy Geiszler-Jones, independent writer/editor and president of Wichita Professional Communicators, has been appointed for a two-year term to the NFPW national board. She’ll serve as the organization’s historian, compiling membership obituaries and milestones for NFPW publications and annual conference recognition.
Naomi Shapiro started a new position as communication specialist for the City of Wichita’s Division of Arts & Cultural Services. She is still overseeing social media and PR for The Anchor and Anchor Meat Market on a consulting basis.