WUIS stories on pensions, concussions, crop insurance, and tornado recovery are being recognized with four 2013 Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters awards:
Best Investigative Report: WIUM-FM, “50% Plus One,” Rich Egger
2nd Place: WUIS-FM, “Judges' Pensions”, Amanda Vinicky
Best Hard News Feature: WUIS-FM, “Crop Insurance”, Bill Wheelhouse
2nd Place: WIUM-FM, “50% Plus One”, Rich Egger
Best Sports Report: WUIS-FM, “Rivals Help Tornado-Shattered Team”, Amanda Vinicky
2nd Place: WUIS-FM, “Kids and Concussions”, Peter Gray
Public radio dominated the awards as only one recognition went to a commercial station, WGIL in Galesburg. Commercial stations secured more slots in the Metro (Chicago) division but Chicago Public Media station WBEZ still had a significant amount of awards. Another indication of the important role public media is playing in informing citizens.