Texas Farm Bureau honors Sitton for excellence in journalism
(FRISCO, Texas)—Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) honored Don Sitton, general manager and part owner of KPET Radio station and host of West Texas Day Break on 690 AM and 105.1 FM, with its 2017 Excellence in Journalism award for outstanding coverage of Texas agricultural issues. Sitton received the award during the TFB’s 84th Annual Meeting Dec. 3 in Frisco.
West Texas Day Break features news, weather and sports updates, as well as agricultural segments focused on local events. The Dawson County Farm Bureau board of directors nominated Sitton for the award in the category market of under 50,000 in population.
“He understands the importance of agriculture and keeping Texas Farm Bureau’s local affairs and events in the public eye,” the nomination stated. “He has advertised Texas Food Connection Day, scholarships that are available through Dawson County Farm Bureau and numerous other press releases.”
The nominating county also noted Sitton helped KPET-AM become the first radio station to join the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network in 2002.
“Don shows continued support of agriculture on KPET. He is an asset to our community, and we are proud to nominate him for this award,” the nomination stated.