KACU's Dave Smith wins Texas Media Award of the Year

Posted August 17, 2010

Abilene Public Radio's (KACU) director of operations, Dave Smith, has received the "2010 NASW/Texas Media Award of the Year." The recognition is given to individuals who demonstrate significant contributions consistent with the values and mission of social work.

Smith was honored for his work on the KACU special "Social Workers Introspective." The seven-part series aired in March during KACU's "Social Work Month” and featured interviews with several social workers conducted by Smith. A podcast of the interviews is posted at www.kacu.org.

Pat Gleason-Wynn, president of the National Association of Social Workers/Texas, says the special "provided a portal through which awareness and value of the social work profession can emerge."

Smith is also host and producer of the syndicated public radio program "The Appetizer," an hour-long variety music show heard Saturdays  at 9 p.m. on 89.7 KACU-FM. Each week, Smith (aka D. Grant Smith) cooks up a new collection of varied flavors and seasonings from artists both known and unknown. More information on the radio program can be found at www.appetizerradio.com.

The award will be presented to Smith on Oct. 9 in Houston at the annual NASW/Texas State Conference.

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