ASPS Circle of Excellence Media Award for WTKF's "Plastic Surgery Today"
Patricia Raskin, producer and host of WTKF's "Plastic Surgery" received the 2001 Circle of Excellence Media Award in the radio category from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons on November 4 at the annual scientific meeting in Orlando.
Raskin participated in a media panel with four award winner present to discuss how plastic surgeons can be a resource regarding the specialty to the media and examined what broadcasters and print reporters look for when covering plastic surgery stories. Each of the winners received a crystal Circle of Excellence Award.
The Circle of Excellence Media Awards, sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the world’s largest organization of plastic surgeons, recognize the work of journalists who have shown initiative and determination in their reporting of the specialty of plastic surgery. Judging for this award was based on four criteria: creativity and substance of the story, quality of writing and presentation, clarity of message, and educational benefit to the public. Entries were judged by a panel of plastic surgeons and communications professionals.
“Plastic Surgery Today” debuted on WTKF, 107.3 Valentine’s Day 2000
Raskin, producer of “Plastic Surgery Today,” said of the program with Dr. Goldwyn, “I’ve been hosting and producing media programs that focus on positive people, positive living and positive aging for the past 25 years. My radio program "Positive Living" focuses on many aspects of what Dr. Goldwyn addressed in his interview...It was fascinating to see that the concepts and philosophy presented in this particular program that won the award, are so deeply imbedded in my consciousness and my work and that this could have been an interview on my program. The premise behind all of my media programs is exemplified in this interview, which was a wonderful testimonial to the power of this work...”