Pubradio staffers score free international vacations

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Two lucky pubcasters heard their names called for prizes at the recent Public Radio Development and Marketing Conference in San Diego. And they received pretty primo prizes indeed: Two free international trips from Collette Vacations. Sarah Steinberg of KNPR, Las Vegas, won two tickets for a Christmas Market Tour of Salzburg, Linz, Vienna and Prague. Steinberg, a development associate at Nevada Public Radio, told Current she was especially surprised, seeing as she’d already won two items at the confab, an iPod Touch and a solar charger. Luanne Valentin, development director at KRCL, has donated her Mexico vacation for two to the Salt Lake City station to be used as a special thank-you gift for some “very loyal listener,” she said. Details are still being worked out. Valentin nearly couldn’t believe her ears. “They said my name as the winner, and I looked at the two people sitting next to me,” who gasped and patted her on the back. “I thought, I must have heard the right thing.”