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Golden Mike Awards for University Radio Stations

The radio stations at California State University, Northridge and California Lutheran University received Golden Mike Awards from the Radio Television News Association of Southern California. The CSUN public radio station KCSN-FM 88.5 won in the “Best News Reporting” and “Best Business and Consumer Reporting” categories for stories by broadcast journalism students Matt Johnson and Jason Rose. “These awards demonstrate that the student radio journalists working at KCSN News are capable of consistently doing professional quality work,” said Keith Goldstein, KCSN news director. KCLU, the National Public Radio station serving Ventura and Santa Barbara counties based at Cal Lutheran, won five Golden Mike Awards. Station News Director Lance Orozco added to his awards with Golden Mikes for Best Sports Reporting and Best Entertainment Reporting. The station won the 2010 award for Best Live Reporting for its coverage of Santa Barbara County’s “Tea” brushfire and the Best Spot News Reporting award for its coverage of the “Sesnon” brushfire in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Program Director Jim Rondeau received a Golden Mike for Best News Public Affairs Program for a marijuana policy discussion on the interview program “Crosstalk.” Thom Senzee

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