Staff members of WRKC (88.5 FM), the student-run radio station of King’s College, recently won several national broadcasting awards in the prestigious Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence and Intercollegiate Broadcast System (IBS) awards.
In the 2013 Mark of Excellence Awards for Region One, WKRC’s “News at Five” won first place and subsequently went on to national competition where it finished second in the country, bested by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Students who participated in the newscast were Ashlee Jacobs, WRKC news director; Tyler R. Tynes, WRKC sports director; and Janelle Marshallick, Jessica Mulligan and Brielle Warren. “Take Back the Night,” a story produced by senior Matt Mezzacapo, was a finalist in the Radio News Reporting category in Region One of the SPJ Awards.
The station won first place for Best News Feature in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems Award. The piece was produced by Tynes. The station staff also had four additional finalist awards in the IBS Awards competition: Tynes for Best Campus News Coverage; Kaitlyn Faltovich for Best Community News Coverage; Marcus Mewborn and Tynes for Best Sports Talk Show; and Sarah Scinto for Best Documentary.
King’s College is a Catholic College Sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Pictured seated is Jessica Mulligan. Pictured standing, from left, is Sue Henry, general manager; Janelle Marshallick, Brielle Warren, Marcus Mewborn, co-sports director; Ashlee Jacobs, news director; and Tyler R. Tynes, co-sports director.