FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153


WMUL-FM students collect 14 awards in AVA competition

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Students from WMUL-FM, Marshall University’s public radio station, received five Platinum awards, seven  Gold awards and two Honorable Mention awards in the International AVA Awards 2012 competition.

The winners were named in a letter dated Friday, Feb. 1.

The AVA Awards contest is an international competition that recognizes outstanding creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication.  Work ranges from audio and video productions to websites that present interactive components such as animation, blogs and podcasts, to interactive social media sites, to other forms of user-generated communication.

The AVA’s prestigious Platinum award is presented to those entries judged to be among the most outstanding submissions in the competition.  Platinum winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness.

The Gold award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry. Honorable Mention certificates are granted to those entries that meet the expectations of the judges. 

“I am proud and grateful for the honor these AVA Platinum, Gold and Honorable Mention awards bestow on WMUL-FM, the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Marshall University,” said Dr. Chuck Bailey, professor of Radio – Television Production and Management in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and faculty manager of WMUL-FM.  “These AVA awards are a tribute to the continual quality and commitment to the news and sports coverage, creative programming, station promotion, and having an online presence that our broadcast students exhibit in competition with professional practitioners.”  

WMUL’s Platinum winners:

WMUL’s Gold winners:

WMUL’s Honorable Mention award winners:



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