Campus News

WUKY Radio, Brenna Angel Honored by AP

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 24, 2011) — The news department of WUKY, the University of Kentucky's public radio station, again was honored with numerous Kentucky Associated Press Broadcaster awards during the AP's annual presentation May 21 in Louisville.

Brenna Angel, who joined WUKY's staff in early 2010, took top honors in several categories among the state's large-market radio stations, including:

  • Best Sports Feature: "Para-Dressage"
  • Best Use of Sound: "Student Dig"
  • Best Series/Documentary: "World Equestrian Games"
  • Best Continuing Coverage: "Flooding Aftermath"


Angel, reporter and morning news anchor for WUKY — the first university-owned FM radio station in the United States and Kentucky's oldest public radio station — also placed second in these categories:

  • Best Enterprise / Investigative Reporting:  "Equestrianism in America"
  • Best Sports Feature: "Dreaming of Derby"
  • Best Radio Reporter


WUKY News Director Alan Lytle garnered second place in the Best Radio Anchor category.


The WUKY staff earned an Honorable Mention for Best Radio Newscast, while Angel received Honorable Mention for Best Light News Feature, Best Hard News Feature, and Best Public Affairs.


 "These honors speak to the high quality of work being done by Brenna and our entire news team," said Lytle.  "WUKY obviously is proud and delighted."

 The broadcasters group is made up of Kentucky radio and television stations who are members of The Associated Press.  Stations in Louisville and Lexington are in Class One (large market).  All other stations are in Class Two.


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