“Open Line” for Radio Public Service
With its daily program, Open Line, KSTP has promoted public discussion of important issues relating to the community. This station played a significant role in the 1963 statewide controversy involving the University of Minnesota and certain public groups which claimed that this institution was harboring subversive agents and influences. Lee Vogel, the producer, by giving ample air time to numerous civic leaders, professors, and students, succeeded in making known the true situation and reestablishing a sense of confidence and integrity. In recognition, the Peabody Award for radio public service, 1963.