Joe Lowe honored as broadcast journalist winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 Communications Awards

Posted on Oct 12, 2012
Louisville, KY (October 12, 2012) – Joe Lowe, the morning host at 1490 WOMI in Owensboro, was named the broadcast journalist winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2012 Communications Awards. He was recognized with the award during a special presentation at the Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s monthly “Rooster Booster” breakfast in October.

Joe Lowe honored at "Rooster Booster" event in Owensboro.

The award, which consists of a plaque and $300 cash prize, has been presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau annually since 1960. Media outlets, county Farm Bureaus and other agriculture-related agencies nominate candidates whose outstanding journalism work has created a better understanding of Kentucky’s agriculture industry over the last year.

Daviess County Farm Bureau nominated Lowe for the commendable work he produces on behalf of Kentucky agriculture. With more than 40 years of news radio experience to his credit, Lowe is a veteran broadcaster and a recognizable voice in the community. Those who recommended him for the award pointed out repeatedly that Lowe not only keeps his listeners informed of local and national issues, but he also make the effort to conduct thorough research, educate his audience and engage the public. He was heralded as a professional journalist, capable of generating a better public understanding of farming in Kentucky, and an overall advocate for agriculture who serves as a bridge between the urban and rural communities.

Lowe, a graduate of St. Romuald High School in Hardinsburg, attended both Brescia University and Western Kentucky University before going into full-time broadcasting. He currently resides in Owensboro where he has long been an active member of the community, participating in many civic and charity events.

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