Students earn honors from broadcasters group

By The Mercury

Twenty Kansas State University students are winners in the 2014 Kansas Association of Broadcasters student broadcast awards competition for radio and television programming events.

The students were recognized for their work with campus radio station KSDB-FM, known as the Wildcat 91.9, and with the Wildcat Watch Student Video Production Group.

KSDB-FM students were named first-place award winners in public affairs, personality air-check, sports play-by-play, research paper, promotional event activity and complete live newscast.

Second-place award winners include 30-second public service announcement, 60-second public service announcement, entertainment programming and station website.

Honorable mention awards recognize KSDB-FM students for station promotion, entertainment programming and the graduate radio category.

Students participating in television events were named first-place award winners in complete taped newscast, complete news feature, complete sports feature and documentary, second place in complete news feature and honorable mention in entertainment programming.

The student awards were presented April 1 at the annual Kansas Association of Broadcasters’ Student Awards Seminar in Salina.

Kansas State University’s student winners include:

James Roberts, senior in mass communications and theatre, Abilene, first place in complete taped newscast, “Manhattan Tonight”; Sarah Laffere, senior in journalism education, Bonner Springs, first place in complete sports feature, “Patrick Sweeny-Mileage”; Ben Detrixhe, fall 2013 bachelor’s graduate in geography, Clyde, first place in research paper.

From Greater Kansas City: Dillon Hayes, fall 2013 bachelor’s graduate in mass communications, Gardner, first place in complete taped newscast, “Manhattan Tonight”; Bill Gurney, junior in marketing, Leawood, honorable mention in entertainment program; Blair Konczal, senior in mass communications, Lenexa, first place in complete news feature, “Wildcat Cycles,” and second place in complete news feature, “Stealth”; and Patrick Riggin, sophomore in political sciences, Prairie Village, first place in promotion event/activity, “Painting Pumpkins.”

Gardner Jordan, junior in pre-journalism and mass communications, Hays, first place in complete sports feature, “Patrick Sweeny-Mileage”; Clay Pitsenbarger, senior in mass communications, Leavenworth, first place in complete sports feature, “Patrick Sweeny-Mileage.”

From Manhattan: Jared Clark, senior in mass communications, second place in 60-second commercial public service announcement, “RAIN Dot ORG,” and first place in complete live newscast, “Wildcat 91.9” news; Emily Deshazer, senior in mass communications, second place in complete news feature, “Stealth”; Sean Frye, senior in mass communications, first place in complete sports feature, “Patrick Sweeny-Mileage”; and Tracey Sealy, sophomore in pre-journalism and mass communications, first place in complete taped newscast, “Manhattan Tonight.”

Brian Broeckelman, fall 2013 bachelor’s graduate in mass communications, Mankato, first place in complete news feature, “Wildcat Cycles,” first place in documentary, “The Show Goes On,” and honorable mention in entertainment program, “Cold”; Anthony Williams, junior in physics, Murdock, second place in 30-second commercial public service announcement or donor announcement, “The Pill promo”; Jason Beets, senior in mass communications, Salina, first place in public affairs program, “Public Occurrences- Bahrain part 1” and second place in complete live newscast, “June 26, 2013 news update”; and Jen Edgar, senior in mass communications, Wichita, second place in 60-second commercial public service announcement, “RAIN Dot ORG,” and second place in entertainment program.









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