KSLU recognized with award

Contact: Rene Abadie
July 10, 2012 


     HAMMOND – A radio program produced by KSLU 90.9FM, Southeastern Louisiana University's public radio station, received an Award of Excellence in Sound Design in the 18th Annual Communicator Awards.

     "New Orleans in Words" features writings from members and guests of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP) that were set to the ambience and sounds of the Crescent City. From tugboat horns on the Mississippi River at dawn to the raucous sounds of New Orleans nightlife, the program chronicles a day in the life of the Big Easy as seen through the eyes of participating writers.

     The show was the fifth collaborative project between SLWP and KSLU, said station General Manager Todd Delaney.

     "I think this is one of our best programs so far," said Delaney, who produced "New Orleans in Words." "It's a great honor to have an international awards organization recognize the merits of Louisiana writers and the quality of the radio programs we produce at Southeastern."

     SLWP Project Director Richard Louth said he was pleased with the production and the recognition it brings to the writing project.

     "The Writing Marathon concept started right here at Southeastern and has become a model for National Writing Project sites across the country," Louth added.

     All of the pieces were written by area writing teachers participating in SLWP's annual New Orleans Writing Marathon, a three-day summer event where writers fan out across New Orleans to capture their experiences, explained Louth, a professor of English. The writings can be found in two recent publications: "The Writing Marathon: In Good Company Revealed" and "New Orleans in Words in the spring 2011 issue of "Louisiana Literature."

     With thousands of entries received from across the United States and the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals. The awards program is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

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