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Student broadcasters awarded

April 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON — Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received five first place awards and 13 honorable mention awards during the National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS/AERho) 28th annual National Student Audio/Video Scriptwriting and 56th annual Audio/Video Production Awards Competition ceremony, held March 9 near Philadelphia.

Marshall’s students competed with others from colleges throughout the United States.

“No other school won as many grand prizes or won more overall awards than WMUL-FM’s student broadcasters in the NBS scriptwriting, audio, online and academic paper categories,” said Dr. Chuck G. Bailey, professor of radio-television production and management in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University and faculty manager of WMUL-FM.

“Winning at this national level speaks well for Marshall University, the College of Arts and Media, and the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, as the student broadcasters of WMUL-FM consistently earn top honors in direct competition with nationally recognized colleges and universities.”

NBS was founded in 1943 to enhance the development of college and university students in telecommunication, broadcasting, cable and other electronic media. Alpha Epsilon Rho is the national honorary society composed of members selected from National Broadcasting Society (NBS) chapters.

The grand prize award winning entries in production were:

• Audio Feature Package “Game Jam,” written and produced by Landon Mitchell, a senior from Ottawa, broadcast during the 5 p.m. edition of “Newscenter 88″ in April 2018.

• Audio Magazine Program “Herd Roundup,” with host Luke Creasy, a recent graduate from Huntington, broadcast in March 2018.

• Audio Sports Package “Men’s Basketball Prepares for the Big Dance,” written and produced by Spencer DuPuis, a junior from Leesburg, Virginia, broadcast during the 5 p.m. edition of “Newscenter 88″ in March 2018.

• Audio Sports Segment “Ajdin Peneva Profile,” written and produced by Spencer DuPuis, broadcast during the 5 p.m. edition of “Newscenter 88″ in March 2018.

• Audio Studio or Live Performance Segment

WMUL-FM’s Classroom Concert Series, featuring Charleston’s “Three’s Company Blues — Burns Like Whiskey.” The live interview was conducted by host Austin Creel, a senior from Parkersburg. The producers were Sam Adkins, a senior from Huntington, and Michael Stanley, WMUL-FM’s operations manager from West Hamlin. The program was broadcast and posted online in November 2018.

The honorable mention awards in production went to:

• Audio Newscast T he 5 p.m. edition of “Newscenter 88,” broadcast April 6, 2018. The students who participated in this newscast were Spencer DuPuis, producer; Adam Rogers, a graduate from Milton, anchor; Makaylah Wheeler, a sophomore from Huntington, anchor; Tristan Poston, a junior from Huntington, weather; and Nick Verzolini, a sophomore from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, sports anchor.

• Audio/Radio Newscast T he 5 p.m. edition of “Newscenter 88,” broadcast Nov. 14, 2018. The students who participated in this newscast were David Adkins, a sophomore from Huntington, producer; Taylor Speight, a junior from Washington D.C., anchor; Leslie Wilson, a community volunteer from Huntington, anchor; Tristan Poston, weather; and Spencer DuPuis, sports anchor.

• Audio News Package “Science Blitz,” written and produced by Landon Mitchell, broadcast during the 5 p.m. edition of “Newscenter 88″ in April 2018.

• Audio Feature Package “Young Lego Builders,” written and produced by Olivia Zarilla, a senior from Ona, broadcast during the 5 p.m. edition of “Newscenter 88″ in February 2018.

• Audio Magazine Program “Aircheck: Pursuing Passion: The Voice of the Herd Steve Cotton,” with host Luke Creasy, produced for broadcast in December 2017.

• Audio Magazine Program “Herd Roundup,” with host Spencer DuPuis, broadcast April 6, 2018.

• Audio Sports Package “Malik Thompson Feature,” written and produced by Savanah Matney, a sophomore from South Point, Ohio, broadcast during “Herd Roundup” in October 2018.

• Audio Sports Segment “This Week in Marshall Athletics History: October 15-21,” written and produced by Spencer DuPuis, broadcast during the “Cutting Edge Sports Radio Network Pregame Show” prior to the Marshall football game v. Florida Atlantic in October 2018.

• Audio Sports Program “Sportsview featuring Marshall Sports Information Director Jason Corriher,” with host Luke Creasy. The program was produced by Spencer DuPuis and was broadcast in April 2018.

• Audio Studio or Live Performance Segment

WMUL-FM’s Classroom Concert Series, featuring solo artist Joey Andromeda. The live interview was conducted by host Austin Creel. The producers were Sam Adkins and Michael Stanley. The program was broadcast over WMUL-FM and posted online in September 2018.

• Audio Entertainment and/or Music Program and Video Entertainment and/or Music Program

WMUL-FM’s Classroom Concert Series, featuring solo artist Brad Goodall. The live interview was conducted by host Austin Creel. The producers were Sam Adkins and Michael Stanley. The program was broadcast over WMUL-FM and posted online in May 2018.

• Audio Entertainment and/or Music Program

WMUL-FM’s Classroom Concert Series, featuring the band “Colly.” The live interviews were conducted by host Austin Creel. The producers were Sam Adkins and Michael Stanley. The program was broadcast over WMUL-FM and posted online in April 2018.