KCLU has won five Golden Mikes from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for the station’s news reporting.
KCLU’s Debra Greene won three Golden Mikes. She won Golden Mikes for “Best Radio Medical And Science Reporting,” for “Rare Mammoth Skull,” “Best Radio Use Of Sound.” for “Music Helps Dementia Patients,” and “Best Radio Serious Feature Reporting-Shorter Than One Minute.” for “Human Trafficking Exhibit.”
KCLU News Director Lance Orozco won two Golden Mikes. He won for “Best Radio Light Feature Reporting,” for “Ant Dog,” and “Best Radio Individual Writing,” for “It's Food Gone Wild! Deep Fried Fun with Food at the Ventura County Fair."
The station competes in Division B, for smaller stations with five or less full time news staff members.
KCLU Afternoon Anchor Dave Meyer, KCLU’s Lance Orozco, and KCLU’s John Palminteri were also finalists for “Best Radio Newscast-Less Than 15 Minutes,” again in Division B, the small station division.
KCLU has now won more than 90 Golden Mikes since 2001 for excellence in news reporting.