JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Community Radio (KHOL 89.1 FM) has received an award for feature reporting for its 2021 story, “Feedground Managers and Wildlife Officials Aim to Curb CWD Spread Among Wyoming Elk,” by reporter Will Walkey.

The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are considered some of the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news. The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.

Wyoming Public Media also won three awards in Hard News, Excellence in Sound and News Documentary.

KHOL’s award is one of many recent milestones for KHOL’s “small but mighty” newsroom. In 2021, KHOL established new working relationships with both Wyoming Public Media and NPR, which has enabled the station to reach new statewide and national audiences. In 2021 KHOL also was awarded its first grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which is an affiliation and funding stream shared by most NPR and PBS stations. 

“At a time when many local news outlets are struggling to survive, KHOL is proud to be investing in more local reporting in Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho,” the newsroom said in a press release. “That investment is only made possible through community support for independent media in the Tetons.”

Shannon is a Wyoming-raised writer and reporter. She just completed a master's in journalism from Boston University. Jackson shaped her into an outdoorswoman, but a love for language and the human condition compels her to write. She believes there's no story too small to tell nor adventure too small to take.