"The Small Newspaper that Won a Big Pulitzer"
Michael Gartner was a well-established journalist when he became co-owner of the Ames Tribune in the 1980s. He helped put the paper on the national scene in 1997 when editorials he wrote about community issues won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. As one of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfire events, the IowaWatch Connection sat down with Gartner, who also was a 10-year member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, to talk about Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism nationally and in Iowa.
The program airs on 19 radio stations over the weekend of July 29-31, and is available for download as a podcast after it airs.
KVFD-AM 1400, Fort Dodge; Fridays, 10:10 a.m.
KROS-AM 1340 and KROS-FM, Clinton; Fridays 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays 5:30 a.m.
KALA-FM 88.5, Davenport (public); Fridays, 10:30 p.m.
WMT-AM 600, Cedar Rapids; Saturdays, 5:00 a.m.; Sundays 4:00 a.m.
KSIB-FM 101.3, Creston; Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.
KOIL-AM 290, Omaha (NE); Saturdays, 5:30 a.m.
KXEL-AM 1540, Waterloo/Cedar Falls; Saturdays, 7:00 a.m.; Sundays, 1:00 p.m.
KRTI-FM 106.7, Newton/Grinnell; Sundays, 5:30 a.m.
KCYZ-FM 105.1, Ames; Sundays, 6:00 a.m.
KSCJ-AM 1360 and KSCJ-FM, Sioux City; Sundays, 6:30 a.m.
WHO-AM 1040, Des Moines; Sundays, 6:30 a.m.
KGLO-AM 1300, Mason City; Sundays, 7:06 a.m.
KASI-AM 1430, Ames; Sundays, 8:30 am.
KXIC-AM 800, Iowa City; Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
KFJB-AM 1230, Marshalltown; Sundays, 10:00 a.m.
KMA-AM 960, Shenandoah; Sundays, 6:35 p.m.
KMA-FM 99.1, Clarinda; Sundays, 6:35 p.m.
Also check out one of Michael Gartner's prize-winning pieces that was recently republished on Pulitzer.org:
"The most joyous boy that ever lived"