For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
WRKC 88.5 FM, the King’s College radio station, is a finalist for 11 awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), including Best College/University Station of enrollment under 10,000 students. The awards will be handed out at the 73rd annual IBS Conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City in March.
“The amount and variety of work done by King’s College students is impressive,” noted Sue Henry, WRKC general manager. “The awards are for stories included in the “WRKC News at 5” and also for work done by students in other disciplines at King’s, including the theatre and English departments.”
Dr. Michelle Schmude, chair, Department of Mass Communications, said, “The outstanding stories produced by the members of WRKC have again been recognized by the IBS. This achievement demonstrates the hard work, dedication, and extraordinary talent of our amazing students. It's an honor to be competing in 11 different categories especially for Best College Radio Station.”
The station and staff members received 10 nominations for last year’s IBS awards.
WRKC is a finalist for Best College Radio Station under 10,000 enrollment, competing against WGCS at Goshen College, WUTM at Unversity of Tennesse-Martin, WVYC at York College and WONC at North Central College.
The following students are finalists for IBS Awards: Best News Feature, "Spoonman" by Ashlee Jacobs; Best Spot News, "Casey and Kane Crush Competition" by Sarah Scinto; Best Campus News Coverage, "Rebecca Remembered" and "Veteran's Day: A Family Affair" by Sarah Scinto; Best Community News, "An Infamous Anniversary: Lee One Year Later" by Ashlee Jacobs; Best Public Affairs Program, "Tracey's Hope" by Janelle Marshallick; Best News Interview, "Author Finds Her Wings" by Sarah Scinto; Most Innovative Program- WRKC News at 5 Halloween Spooktacular by the News at 5 team; Best Specialty Show, “Off the Page,” by Jen Momenzadeh, Linda Rowe and Nicole Lawler; Best Radio Drama, “The Adventures of Harry Flynn” with Lukas Tomassacci, Jen Momenzadeh, Cara Medwick, D.J. Nat and Nick Klem.
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First row, from left are Ashlee Jacobs, news director; Sue Henry, general manager; Sarah Scinto, station manager; Jen Momenzadeh and Janelle Marshallick; second row, Emily Sepela, music director; Kaitlin Falatovitch, program director; D.J. Nat and Lukas Tomasssaci.