National Broadcasting Society Awards


 Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Huntington, W. Va. — Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received ten ( 10 ) first place awards and twelve ( 12 ) honorable mention awards during the National Broadcasting Society/ Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS/AERho) 26th Annual National Student Audio/Video Scriptwriting and 54th Annual Audio/Video Production Awards Competition ceremony at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Saturday, March 25, 2017.

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, said that the students competed with other broadcasting students from colleges and universities 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 and online categories. WMUL-FM student broadcasters were finalists in twelve categories of the twenty-seven categories available and won ten grand prizes which is truly outstanding. Winning at this high a 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,” said Bailey.

National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS/AERho) has more than 1,500 student and professional members and has chapters on sixty-eight college campuses. The National Broadcasting Society (NBS) was founded in 1943, and its mission is to enhance the development of college and university students in telecommunication, broadcasting, cable and other electronic media. Past and present members of the society number more than 50,000. 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 NEWS PACKAGE

“Absentee Voting” written and produced by Rebecca Turnbull, a junior from Bridgeport, broadcast during the “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88,” Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

AUDIO NEWS SEGMENT

“Sexual Assault Alert” written and produced by Rebecca Turnbull, a junior from Bridgeport, broadcast during the “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88,” Monday, October 24, 2016.

AUDIO FEATURE PACKAGE

“West Virginia Makes Festival” written and produced by Rebecca Turnbull, a junior from Bridgeport, broadcast during the “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88,” Friday, October 7, 2016.

AUDIO MAGAZINE PROGRAM

“46th Annual Marshall University Plane Crash Memorial Ceremony” a live remote with hosts of the program Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton, Sage Shavers, a senior from Charleston, and Rebecca Turnbull, a junior from Bridgeport, broadcast Monday, November 14, 2016. The remote broadcast was produced by Michael Stanley, a graduate from Hamlin.

WEBSITE

WMUL-FM’s website is located at www.marshall.edu/wmul.

The 2016 Webmaster for WMUL-FM Online is Monica Zalaznik, a junior from Buckhannon.

AUDIO SPORTS PACKAGE

“Vedvik Named Player of the Week” written and produced by Luke Creasy, a junior from Huntington, broadcast during Herd Roundup, Friday, November 4, 2016.

AUDIO SPORTS PROGRAM

“Outside the Box” with hosts Jacob Queen, a freshman from Huntington, and Jacob Flatley, a graduate student from Wheeling, broadcast Monday, November 28, 2016.

AUDIO SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY PROGRAMMING

WMUL-FM’s broadcast of the Marshall University versus Ohio University college men’s basketball game played at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, West Virginia, Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The students calling the men’s basketball broadcast over FM 88.1 were:Play-by-play announcer— James Collier, a recent graduate from Worthington, Kentucky; Color commentator— Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton; Sideline reporter— Sage Shavers, a senior from Charleston; Stats— Dylan Stone, a junior from Henderson; Engineer— Spencer DuPuis, a freshman from Leesburg, Virginia.

AUDIO PROMOS

“WMUL Boxing Match” an in-house promotional announcement broadcast in WMUL-FM’s Promotion Announcement rotation Saturday, April 9, 2016, and is still in rotation, written and produced by Nick Herrick, a junior from Petersburg.

AUDIO PSAS

“Domestic Violence” an in-house public service announcement broadcast in WMUL-FM’s Public Service Announcement rotation Sunday, April 10, 2016, and is still in rotation, written and produced by Nick Herrick, a junior from Petersburg.

The honorable mention awards in production went to:

AUDIO NEWSCAST

The “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88” broadcast Monday, November 14, 2016. The students who participated in this newscast are: Austin Creel, a junior from Parkersburg; (Producer) Rebecca Turnbull, a junior from Bridgeport; (Anchor) Kyra Biscarner, sophomore from Marysville, Michigan; (Anchor) Nathan Thomas, a senior from Charleston; (Weather) Jacob Queen, a freshman from Huntington. (Sports Anchor)

AUDIO NEWS SEGMENT

“West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate” written and produced by Rebecca Turnbull, a junior from Bridgeport, broadcast during the “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88,” Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

AUDIO MAGAZINE PROGRAM

“Investiture of Dr. Jerome Gilbert as the President of Marshall University” a live remote with hosts of the program Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton, and Sage Shavers, a senior from Charleston, broadcast Thursday, September 22, 2016. The remote broadcast was produced by Michael Stanley, a graduate from Hamlin.

STUDIO OR LIVE PERFORMANCE SEGMENT

“Doors He Could Open, with Jeff Ellis” produced by Nathan Thomas, a senior from Charleston, broadcast Monday, April 25, 2016.

AUDIO SPORTS PROGRAM

“Herd Roundup” with hosts Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton, and Luke Creasy, a junior from Huntington, broadcast Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2016.

AUDIO SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY PROGRAMMING

WMUL-FM’s broadcast of the Marshall University versus Ohio State University college men’s basketball game played at the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, November 25, 2016. The students calling the men’s basketball broadcast over FM 88.1 were: Play-by-play announcer— Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton; Color commentator— Dylan Stone, a junior from Henderson; Color Commentator— Luke Creasy, a junior from Huntington; Engineer— James Collier, a recent graduate from Worthington, Ky.

AUDIO SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY PROGRAMMING

WMUL-FM’s broadcast of Marshall Football versus Louisville played at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia, Saturday, September 24, 2016. The students calling the football game broadcast over FM 88.1 were:Play-by-play announcer—James Collier, a recent graduate from Worthington, Kentucky;Color commentator— Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton;Sideline reporters— Luke Creasy, a junior from Huntington and Marquez Davila, a senior from Sterling, Virginia; Spotter— Dylan Stone, a junior from Henderson; Engineer— Sage Shavers, a senior from Charleston and Trey Collier, a community volunteer from Worthington, Ky.

AUDIO SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY PROGRAMMING

WMUL-FM’s broadcast of the Marshall University versus Ohio University first round women’s basketball game in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament played at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio, Thursday, March 17, 2016. The students calling the women’s basketball broadcast over FM 88.1 were:Play-by-play announcer— James Collier, a recent graduate from Worthington, Kentucky; Color commentator— Luke Creasy, a junior from Huntington; Engineer— Andrew Harrison, a recent graduate from Toms River, New Jersey.

AUDIO SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY PROGRAMMING

WMUL-FM’s broadcast of the Marshall University versus University of Alabama Birmingham women’s college basketball game played at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, West Virginia, Thursday, February 25, 2016. The students calling the women’s basketball broadcast over FM 88.1 were:Play-by-play announcer— Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton; Color commentator— Braxton Crisp, a recent graduate from Huntington; Engineer— Marquez Davila, a senior from Sterling, Virginia and Jacob Flatley, a graduate student from Wheeling.

AUDIO PROMOS

“WMUL-FM Car Bash” an in-house promotional announcement broadcast in WMUL-FM’s Promotion Announcement rotation Friday, October 7th through Thursday, October 13, 2016, written and produced by Nick Herrick, a junior from Petersburg, and featuring the voice talents of Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton, and Kyra Biscarner, a sophomore from Marysville, Michigan.

AUDIO PROMOS

“WMUL-FM Election Night Coverage” an in-house promotional announcement broadcast in WMUL-FM’s Promotion Announcement rotation Tuesday, November 1st through Tuesday, November 8, 2016, written and produced by Nick Herrick, a junior from Petersburg, and Rebecca Turnbull, a junior from Bridgeport.

AUDIO PSAS

“Skin Cancer” an in-house public service announcement broadcast in WMUL-FM’s Public Service Announcement rotation Friday, May 20, 2016, and is still in rotation, written and produced by Nick Herrick, a junior from Petersburg.