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KBIA Named Finalist For 2020 Webby Award

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KBIA has been named one of five finalists in the Podcasts: Documentary, Individual Episode category of the international awards competition.

The podcast episode "Show Me The State: The Legend of Doc Annie" is competing against four other podcasts in The Webby Awards. This is KBIA's first time entering the competition and the first time earning a finalist nomination.

In each category, two awards are given. One is chosen by the academy. The second, called "The People's Voice," is voted on by the public. If you'd like to support KBIA in the race, head to this page and click on Show Me The State. The Webbys only ask for an email address to participate. Voting closes May 7th. 

The Webby Awards is a global competition honoring the top media contributions on the internet, including video, social media, advertising, video games and podcasts. The finalists represent the top 10 percent of submissions, according to the group.

In each episode of KBIA's podcast Show Me The State, host Kristofor Husted explores some of the misunderstood and strange stories in Missouri folklore. The nominated episode, produced by Jamie Hobbs, delves into the story of Doc Annie, a doctor in southwest Missouri during the 1930s whose story got twisted into a macabre tale decades later.

KBIA is one of only four public radio stations in the country to earn a nomination, including WNYC, Minnesota Public Radio and Nashville Public Radio.

Winners of The Webby Awards are scheduled to be announced May 19th.

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