King’s Students/Radio Station Nominated for National Awards

King’s Students/Radio Station Nominated for National Awards

For Immediate Release
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February 6, 2012 - Twelve student staff members of the King’s College radio station, WRKC-FM, are finalists for Intercollegiate Broadcasting Service (IBS) Awards.  King’s placed finalists in 10 of the 38 categories in which awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held March 3 in New York City.  WRKC’s 10 nominations were the most from among IBS member stations in Pennsylvania. This is the first time WRKC submitted nominees for the annual awards.

In addition to individual nominations in categories for news feature, spot news, community news, news interview, public service announcement, sports play-by-play, documentary, and radio drama, WRKC is among four nominees for best radio station for colleges or universities with an enrollment less than 10,000 students.  WRKC will be competing for the award with stations from Case Western University, the University of Tennessee – Martin, and Goshen College. If victorious in its category, WRKC will then compete with the winners for best stations from community colleges and from larger colleges and universities for the Abraham & Borst Award for Best Overall Radio Station in the Nation.

“This is a significant accomplishment for our students,” stated Sue Henry, WRKC’s general manager. “Our station is a college club, which gives students from all majors a chance to be part of our programming. Some of the students competing for the awards are mass communications majors, and others are from the theater, education and technical writing programs. We are lucky to have great support from a number of departments, including mass communications.”

“WRKC's 10 nominations from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is an exceptional accomplishment that demonstrates the creative and intellectual skill set of our students, the exceptional training and guidance provided by Sue Henry, and the outstanding education provided in the classroom environment,” commented Dr. Michelle Lawrence-Schmude, chairperson of the King’s College mass communications department.

Founded in 1940, the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems is an association and foundation which represents more than 1,000 non-profit, educationally affiliated radio stations.

Shown, from left, with Sue Henry, WRKC station manager, second from left, are IBS award nominees Tom Taraszewski; Kelly Caloway, WRKC news director; Lukas Tomasacci; Sarah Scinto, WRKC program director; Christopher Wilson, WRKC station manager; and Jennifer Momenzadeh.  Absent from photo are nominees Michael Deegan, Brandi George, Drake Nestor, Brandon Leon-Gambetta, Cory Zalewski and Mark Zurek.

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