• Outdoors Radio was judged the best long-format outdoors radio show in the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) 2011 Excellence in Craft competition.
• Co-host/editor Jeff Kelm won first place in this category with a show that aired on Dec. 11, 2010.
• Co-host/producer Dan Small won second place with a show that aired on Dec. 18, 2010.
Dan also won first and second place awards in the Radio Big Game category with segments on hunting in New Zealand with Rodney Smith and hunting in China with Karl Malcolm; and a third place award in the Radio Camping/Backpacking/Outdoor Recreational Travel category with a segment on winter outdoor adventures for women with Chris Heeter, of The Wild Institute.
Jeff also received an honorable mention in the Radio Big Game Hunting category for a segment on hunting bluff country bucks with outdoor writer Scott Bestul.
Dan accepted the awards on behalf of himself and Jeff, who was unable to attend the conference. Dan also won first place awards in the TV/Video Best Full-Length Program (“Deer Hunt 2010”) and TV/Video Best Feature Segment (“Asian Carp Biology”) categories.
OWAA is The Voice of the Outdoors®. The Outdoor Writers Association of America is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States. It was organized in 1927 by members of the Izaak Walton League of America and includes professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. OWAA’s professionals include writers, photographers, outdoors radio- and television-show hosts, book authors, videographers, lecturers and artists. The association is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For more information, contact Robin Ginera>, executive director, Outdoor Writers Association of Americaa>, 615 Oak St., Ste. 201, Missoula, Mont. 59801; 406-728-7434.