Laramie, WY – Wyoming Public Radio has won two major national awards. Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, PRINDI, named Wyoming Public Radio's program Open Spaces the top News and Public Affairs program in country for a station with a mid-sized staff. The award was announced over the weekend at the annual PRNDI awards ceremony. Judges called Open Spaces an excellent example of how statewide journalism should be done.
Meantime, the station also won a second place award in the soft feature category. That was for a story done by Kristin Espeland on a Wyoming Blade Smith. Open Spaces airs Fridays at 3pm.