I had a wonderful time at the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) conference in Atlanta at the end of October.
Student broadcasters from all over the country convened in order to talk shop, share ideas, and honor the achievements of their fellow media practitioners. On the final day of the convention, the CBI National Student Production Awards were presented to students. Winners are now posted on the CBI website, along with links to all of the nominees. Here are some highlights from the radio categories:
Best Radio Newscast: WMUL Marshall University
Best Radio PSA: KTSW, Texas State University-San Marcos, “Texting and Walking.”
Best Podcast: WLOY Loyola University-Maryland, “Both Feet In.”
Best Radio DJ: KSBR, Saddleback College, Esmerelda Olamendi.
Best Radio Regularly Scheduled Program: WKSU Owl Radio, Kennesaw State University, “Harry Strange: Stone Babies.”
Best Radio Promo: WKNC, North Carolina State University, “Friday Night Request Rock New Stereo.”
Best Radio Sports Play-by-play: WSUM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Wisconsin vs Minnesota Duluth.”
Best Radio Feature: UNC Chapel Hill, Carolina Connection.
Best Community Service: KTSW, Texas State University-San Marcos, “MR Fest – KTSW’s fifth-annual My Radio Fest.”