KC Press Club recognizes work of OOIDA media

| Friday, June 10, 2011

OOIDA’s media outlets, Land Line Magazine and Land Line Now were recognized last weekend by the Kansas City Press Club, which is the regional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Land Line Magazine is the official publication of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. Land Line Now is OOIDA’s daily radio show on Sirius XM, Channel 106.

The annual Heart of America awards dinner was held June 4 in Kansas City, MO. Land Line Magazine won five Gold Awards and three Silver Awards in the Trade Publications category. Land Line Now was awarded the overall Best Radio of the Year (a tie with KCUR-FM) and won four Gold Awards, one Silver Award and four honorable mentions in the Radio category.

Here are the 2010 awards:

Land Line Magazine – Gold Awards

  • Business-to-Business publication: Sandi Soendker and the Land Line Magazine staff
  • General Reporting: Sandi Soendker for “To right a wrong,” coverage of the Minnesota fatigue enforcement program trial
  • Business Writing: David Tanner for “Whac-a-toll,” about the rapid increase in the number of tolling proposals
  • Feature: Charlie Morasch for “Bad things happen to good people,” a story about Skidmore, MO, the site of unsolved murders, kidnappings and other crimes
  • Editorial: Sandi Soendker for “It looked like he was speeding,” about Ohio’s visual speeding enforcement

Land Line Magazine – Silver Awards

  • General Reporting: Charlie Morasch for “Heart of a champion.” Jasmine Jordan ran across America to benefit the St. Christopher’s Fund and raise awareness of trucker health issues. Charlie was there when she finished her run at Times Square in New York.
  • Feature: Clarissa Kell-Holland for “Coming Home,” about a special convoy carrying steel from the World Trade Center to be used in a memorial
  • Editorial: David Tanner for “DC’s new buzzword: livability,” an article intended to educate readers about the trend of using highway dollars on transit, pedestrian activity and parks

Land Line Now – Gold Awards

  • News Program: Land Line Now, April 9, 2010.
  • Breaking News: Reed Black and James Fetzer for “Smuckers’ tornado fiasco,” the story of how a Smuckers’ warehouse denied truckers shelter during a tornado warning
  • Feature: Reed Black and Barry Spillman, “A symbol of steel,” about a special convoy carrying steel from the World Trade Center to be used in a memorial
  • Investigative Reporting: Reed Black and James Fetzer, “Taxing you by the mile,” an examination of the proposed vehicle-miles-traveled tax

Land Line Now – Silver Awards

  • News Program: Land Line Now, March 24, 2010.

Honorable Mentions:

  • News Program: Land Line Now, April 14, 2010.
  • Business Reporting: Reed Black and James Fetzer, “Taxing you by the mile,” an examination of the proposed vehicle-miles-traveled tax
  • Business Reporting: Land Line Now staff for “A new kind of fuel,” an examination of T. Boone Pickens’ plan to switch trucks to LNG
  • Feature: Mark Reddig and Barry Spillman, “A parade of lights,” about the Special Olympics benefit convoy at the Mid-America Trucking Show

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