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OPB Podcast Wins International Award

OPB’s QUICKTAKE NORTHWEST podcast has received a bronze medal in the New York Festivals International Radio Competition. This is the first time an OPB Radio production has received a medal in the New York Festivals. The achievement establishes OPB near the top of the game in this new media format.

Introduced in the summer of 2005 and hosted by OPB’s MORNING EDITION host April Baer, QUICKTAKE NORTHWEST offers regional news, sports, weather and music features in a downloadable format for podcasting applications to play whenever the listener wants.

Download one of the podcasting applications, follow the installation instructions and subscribe to one or more of OPB’s podcasts at

For more information on the New York Festivals go to,7,56

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