The public affairs discussion program Intersection was honored on June 2 by the Missouri Broadcasters Association.
The program, which is a co-production of KBIA/91.3 FM and the Reynolds Journalism Institute, received a Certificate of Merit in the Special Programs category for medium market radio stations.
The certificate was awarded to a special Intersection live remote broadcast from the Missouri State Capitol following Governor Jay Nixon’s State of the State address in January. In addition to the live audio broadcast on KBIA, video of the program was streamed through the show’s website, and listeners were encouraged to submit comments and questions to the assembled panel through an online chat room.
The top honor in the Special Programs category went to KSMU in Springfield, Mo., for "The Joplin Tornado: A Retrospective Sound Portrait."
Intersection is a joint project of NPR-member station KBIA/91.3 FM and the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Each week, producers from KBIA 91.3 FM select an issue that affects people like you in mid-Missouri. Then we line up a group of panelists who can speak intelligently about that topic, and bring them into the studio for a live discussion every Monday at 2 p.m. While the video stream and accompanying chat take place online, the audio is broadcast on KBIA/91.3 FM. The show also airs throughout the week on public access cable channel CAT-TV and on MediaCom's local cable channel in mid-Missouri.