OOIDA media earn recognition from Kansas City Press Club

By Land Line staff | 6/26/2017

The staffs of Land Line Magazine and Line Line Now received top honors for their news stories and programs as judged by their peers in the media industry.

On Saturday, June 24, staffers attended an awards luncheon in Kansas City for the Heart of America Press Club. Hosted by the Kansas City Press Club, the magazine and radio show staff brought home a combined 24 awards for their work in print, online and broadcasting.

This year, Land Line brought home 15 awards, including capturing all three medals in the Feature Writing category for trade publications. The staff took home seven other gold awards for individual achievement. Land Line Now netted nine awards including a gold for best radio news program.

The official business publication of OOIDA, Land Line Magazine was first published in 1975. Land Line Now is OOIDA’s trucking news radio program, which airs daily on Sirius XM’s Road Dog Channel. The radio show celebrated its 12th anniversary on June 6.

The Kansas City Press Club is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Every year, the Heart of America Awards honors the work of journalists in the western Missouri and eastern Kansas area. Both the magazine and radio show won awards in a variety of categories.

Below is a breakdown of the accomplishments of the Land Line Magazine and Land Line Now staff at the 2017 Heart of America Awards:

Land Line Magazine Gold

  • Keith Goble – Public Service Project
  • Jami Jones – Editorial/Commentary
  • Greg Grisolano – Profile
  • John Bendel – News Column/Blog
  • David Sweetman – Non-News Column/Blog
  • Tyson Fisher – Feature Writing
  • Sandi Soendker – General Reporting
  • Charlie Morasch – Business Reporting

Land Line Now Gold

  • Land Line Now Staff – Radio News Program

Land Line Magazine Silver

  • Greg Grisolano & Mark Schremmer – Feature Writing
  • Greg Grisolano & Charlie Morasch – Business Reporting
  • Keith Goble – Public Service 
  • Tyson Fisher – General Reporting
  • Mark Schremmer – Profile
  • Sandi Soendker – Editorial/Commentary

Land Line Now Silver

  • Land Line Now Staff – Radio News Program
  • Mark Reddig & Barry Spillman – Radio General Reporting
  • Mark Reddig & Barry Spillman – Radio Feature
  • Mark Reddig & Barry Spillman – Radio Commentary
  • Mark Reddig & Barry Spillman – Radio Arts & Entertainment
  • Reed Black & James Fetzer – Radio Franchise Feature

Land Line Magazine Bronze

  • Sandi Soendker, Mark Schremmer & Greg Grisolano – Feature Writing

Land Line Now Bronze

  • Mark Reddig & Barry Spillman – Radio Commentary
  • Mark Reddig & Barry Spillman – Radio Franchise Feature


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