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2010 TAPB Convention Photos

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Here are photos from the Texas AP Broadcasters convention, held Saturday, April 24, at the Headliners Club in Austin.

Questions? Contact Dallas AP's Diana Heidgerd, 972-991-2100, or any TAPB board member listed on this website.

Event Photos.

April 24, 2010 Board Actions

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Here is a review of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters annual business session, held Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Headliners Club in Austin. With:

  -- CHAIRMAN: Rick Hadley, WBAP, Dallas-Fort Worth
  -- VICE CHAIRMAN: Joe Terrell, KLTV-TV, Tyler
  -- TV PRESIDENT: Benji Snead, KCBD, Lubbock
  -- TV VICE PRESIDENT: Jenny Martinez, KRGV, Weslaco
  -- RADIO PRESIDENT: Emily Donahue, KUT, Austin.
  -- RADIO VICE PRESIDENT: Chace Murphy, WTAW, Bryan-College Station
  -- and Dallas AP's Diana Heidgerd.

  A. CONTEST REVIEW:
  -- No comments.
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2009-2010 Other Winners

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TAPB CONTEST OVERALL EXCELLENCE
WTAW Radio, Bryan-College Station
KHOU-TV, Houston

TAPB SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Timothy Ray Honeycutt, who attends Texas Tech University in Lubbock,
and Randall Blake Williams, studying at the University of Texas at
Tyler, each received $1,500 scholarships. Hayley Nelson, attending
Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is receiving a $1,000
scholarship.

April 8, 2010 Board Actions

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Here is a review of the April 8, 2010, Texas Associated Press
Broadcasters board of directors conference call, with:

  -- CHAIRMAN: Rick Hadley, WBAP Radio, Dallas-Fort Worth
  -- TV PRESIDENT: Benji Snead, KCBD, Lubbock
  -- TV VICE PRESIDENT: Jenny Martinez, KRGV, Weslaco
  -- RADIO PRESIDENT: Emily Donahue, KUT, Austin.
  -- RADIO VICE PRESIDENT: Chace Murphy, WTAW, Bryan-College Station
  -- and Dallas AP's Barry Bedlan & Diana Heidgerd

  1. TAPB Balance.

TAPB JUDGING WEEKEND: March 5-7, Hilton Homewood Suites, Grapevine, Texas

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Thank you to the nine radio/TV professionals who judged TAPB entries: (Visit Flickr to view the photos.)

-- Eddie Perez, NBC News Channel, Charlotte, North Carolina
-- Audrey Prywitch, KTVI/KPLR, St. Louis
-- Rick Prywitch, Fox Sports, St. Louis
-- Rafael Sanchez, WRTV, Indianapolis
-- Stephanie Scurlock, WREG, Memphis, Tennessee
-- Rick Sharp, KCRA, Sacramento, California
-- Marianne Russ Sharp, KXJZ/public radio, Sacramento, California
-- Scott Galloway, WFIE, Evansville, Indiana

2010 Scholarship Winners

Three students pursuing journalism careers will share $4,000 in scholarships awarded by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
Association.

TAPB has announced scholarships for Timothy Ray Honeycutt of Texas Tech, Randall Blake Williams of the University of Texas at Tyler and
Hayley Nelson of Southern Methodist University.

Honeycutt and Williams will each receive $1,500 scholarships. The TAPB board is awarding $1,000 to Nelson.

The TAPB convention and awards banquet will be Saturday, April 24, at the Headliners Club in Austin.

Radio/Tv Judging Critiques Available

Judging critiques for 1st, 2nd and Honorable Mention winners in the 2010 Texas AP Broadcasters radio & TV contests are now available. Please e-mail Dallas AP's Diana Heidgerd to get the critiques e-mailed to you, or faxed to you (please include your fax number).

Diana's e-mail: dheidgerd@ap.org

List whether you want:
-- TV: Division 1, 2, 3 or 4
-- RADIO: Division A or B

Each division includes 20-25 sheets. Some judges had numerous comments on the winning entries, while others only listed the winners.

A Review of the Texas AP Broadcasters board meeting, during March 6-7, 2010

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Here's a review of the Texas AP Broadcasters board meeting, during
March 6-7, 2010, radio/TV contest judging at Hilton Homewood Suites in
Grapevine, near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, with:
-- CHAIRMAN: Rick Hadley, WBAP Radio, Dallas-Fort Worth
-- VICE CHAIRMAN: Joe Terrell, KLTV-TV, Tyler
-- TV PRESIDENT: Benji Snead, KCBD, Lubbock
-- TV VICE PRESIDENT: Jenny Martinez, KRGV, Weslaco
-- RADIO PRESIDENT: Emily Donahue, KUT, Austin.
-- RADIO VICE PRESIDENT: Chace Murphy, WTAW, Bryan-College Station
-- and Dallas AP's Diana Heidgerd
...
1. TAPB Balance:

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters 2009-2010 Television Contest Winners

Here are winners in the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters 2009-2010 television contest.

Awards will be presented Saturday night, April 24, during the 2010 TAPB convention at the Headliners Club in Austin. Registration information will be available on this site in late March.

TELEVISION

TELEVISION
Best Commentary-Editorial
KXAS, Dallas-Fort Worth. Newy Scruggs, Matt Barrie & Sam Hale. Bye Bye T.O.

DIVISION 1
Best Newscast
1. WFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth. Eric Valadez, John Rios & Kelly Amsler. Aired 6 p.m. 9-25-2009.
2. KDFW, Dallas-Fort Worth. Aired 9 p.m. 6-10-09.

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters 2009-2010 Radio Contest Winners

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Here are winners in the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters 2009-2010 radio contest. Awards will be presented Saturday night, April 24, during the 2010 TAPB convention at the Headliners Club in Austin. Registration information will be available on this site in late March.

RADIO
RADIO
Best Commentary-Editorial
KURV, McAllen. Sergio Sanchez. Take Plastic Bags from my Cold Dead Fingers.

DIVISION A
Best Newscast
1. WBAP, Dallas-Fort Worth. Amy Chodroff & Staff. Aired 6 a.m. 9-25-09.
2. KRLD, Dallas-Fort Worth. Mike Rogers. Aired 6:03 a.m. 9-25-09.

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