Northwestern Outdoors Radio Wins Regional and National Awards
John Kruse, the host and producer of Northwestern Outdoors Radio, was recently awarded three separate “Excellence in Craft” awards for segments that aired on his syndicated show during the last year.
The first award was given to Kruse during the annual Northwest Outdoor Writers Association conference in Wallace, Idaho this spring where Kruse’s segment was recognized in a competition pitting his radio show against other radio programs as well as television programs about the outdoors.
The other two awards were announced last week and will be formally awarded to Kruse at the Outdoor Writers Association of America conference at Lake Placid, NY this September. Kruse received one “Excellence in Craft” award for a hunting segment featuring Idaho hunter Robert Millage and the story of the first wolf taken in the state of Idaho in modern times. Another “Excellence in Craft” award was given to Kruse for a fishing segment he recorded with guide Kelly Barnum in Washington State about a fledgling catch and release fishery for seven gill sharks and the fight to keep the fishery open for sport anglers.
Northwestern Outdoors Radio competed for the first time this year against outdoor radio shows and podcasts across North America. In the words of John Kruse, “I was thrilled to see our show fared so well, our first time out, on the national level!”
Northwestern Outdoors Radio is a fast growing show that is now the fourth most widely distributed outdoors radio show in the nation. John Kruse is the host and producer of the hour long show that covers fishing, hunting, wildlife and a wide variety of outdoor recreational topics with a focus on the Northwestern United States. Additional information about Northwestern Outdoors Radio, now broadcast 60 times a week on 48 stations across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, can be found at www.northwesternoutdoors.com.