Saturday May 3 I'll be on a road trip to State College. The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association's Keystone Press Awards Banquet is at the Penn Stater, and I'm receiving a first place award for best music beat coverage at daily papers with circulation under 20,000. It'll also be up to me to accept and bring home my newspaper's four other awards.
The award was a shocker after 8 years of being mandated to enter these stupid contests without so much as an honorable mention to show for it.
Anybody live out near the Penn Stater? With gas being what it is, I'd like to do more, after making that bear of a drive, than hang with a bunch of newspaper geeks.
Good thing I have a 4 gigabyte mp3 player. But I do still enjoy tuning in radio stations when I'm out of town, despite big corporations destroying the beauty of terrestrial radio everywhere.