Dec. 2, 2004

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KPR's ‘Right Between the Ears’ wins record 4 Communicator Awards

LAWRENCE -- “Right Between the Ears,” the popular sketch comedy show produced by Kansas Public Radio at the University of Kansas, has received a record four awards in the 2004 Communicator Awards.

“ Right Between the Ears” received four Crystal Awards of Excellence, the top prize given in the annual competition, in the following categories: Writing/Humor; Creativity/On-Air Talent/Humor; Creativity/On-Air Talent/Acting; and Radio Programs/Live Broadcast. The four Crystal Awards for “Right Between the Ears” were the most handed out to any single entrant in the 2004 competition.

The Communicator Awards is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding work in the communications field. Entries are judged by industry professionals "who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.” The 2004 competition received nearly 1,000 entries.

“ Right Between the Ears” is produced by KPR's Darrell Brogdon, who also serves as principal writer. Cast members include David Greusel, John Jessup, Mary Ellen Kriegh, Andi Meyer, Kip Niven, Rick Tamblyn, Roberta Solomon and Teri Wilder. Music for the show is provided by Bill Crahan. Production engineers are KPR's Jason Slote and Chubias Smith.

On Nov. 27, the series produced its annual holiday show at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, a program that was broadcast live on Kansas Public Radio stations. The show will receive an encore broadcast at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, on KPR. In addition, the holiday show will be broadcast nationwide later this month by SIRIUS Satellite Radio. “Right Between the Ears” airs every Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. Central time on SIRIUS.

KPR stations include KANU 91.5-FM in Lawrence, KANH 89.7-FM in Emporia and KANV 91.3-FM in Olsburg-Junction City. The show's Web site is http://www.rightbetweentheears.org. The KPR Web site is http://kpr.ku.edu.

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