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HPR's Ryan Finnerty Wins AP Award

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Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Ryan Finnerty won first place for best feature story in the Radio II division in the 2018 Associated Press Television and Radio Association honors, announced on Thursday, May 16.

The winning story, "Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Hospitality Industry" was described by judges as “a creative look at the potential impact of artificial intelligence on the hospitality industry.”

“We strive to serve our listeners with stories that are relevant to our island communities,” said José A. Fajardo, president and general manager of Hawai‘i Public Radio. “As such, we are particularly proud to be recognized by the AP for our local reporting.”  

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative whose stories appear in more than 15,000 news outlets worldwide; HPR is an AP member station.  

Full list of winners

Gough brings more than 15 years of marketing experience to her position at HPR. She most recently served as Director of Marketing at Hawaiian Ola, producer of Hawai‘i-made organic beverages. Prior to that, Gough spent five years at Whole Foods Market, where she oversaw marketing and community engagement for their Hawai‘i stores. She also served as one of the founding co-chairs of Generation Listen, an HPR initiative established with the mission of engaging younger listeners with the station.
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