Students win National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho Awards



Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received seven first-place awards and 11 honorable-mention awards during the National Broadcasting Society/ Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS/AERho) 27th Annual National Student Audio/Video Scriptwriting and 55th Annual Audio/Video Production Awards Competition ceremony March 3 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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, online and academic paper categories,” Bailey said. “WMUL-FM student broadcasters were finalists in eight categories of the 27 categories available and won seven grand prizes, which is impressive. 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.”

National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS/AERho) has more than 1,500 student and professional members and has chapters on 68 college campuses. 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

 

“Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert Responds to West Virginia State of the State Address” written and produced by Adam Stephens, a junior from Nitro, broadcast during the “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88,” Friday, February 10, 2017.

AUDIO MAGAZINE PROGRAM

 

“Marking Out” with hosts Alexis Stewart, a senior from Huntington, and Arwen Reed, a community volunteer from Dalton, Georgia, broadcast Thursday, August 3, 2017.

AUDIO SPORTS SEGMENT

 

“Kent State Head Coach Paul Haynes Returns to the Sidelines” written and produced by Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington, broadcast during the Cutting Edge Sports Radio Network Pregame Program prior  to the Marshall versus Kent State football game, Saturday, September 16, 2017.

AUDIO SPORTS PROGRAM (TIED)

 

“High Speed Sports with DSL,” with hosts Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington; Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton; and  Dylan Stone, a senior from Henderson. The program was produced by Landon Mitchell, a senior from Ottawa, and was broadcast Monday, October 23, 2017.

AUDIO SPORTS PROGRAM (TIED)

 

“Sportsview featuring Marshall Head Equipment Manager Zach Littleton” with hosts Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington; and Dylan Stone, a senior from Henderson. The program was produced by Spencer DuPuis, a sophomore from Leesburg, Virginia, and was broadcast Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

AUDIO PROMOS

 

“Out of this World,” an in-house promotional announcement broadcast in WMUL-FM’s Promotion Announcement rotation Tuesday, August 22, 2017, and still in rotation, was written and produced by Brian Leonard, a recent graduate from Huntington, and features the voice talents of Luke Creasy,                             a senior from Huntington; Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton; Dylan Stone, a senior from Henderson; and Savanah Matney, a sophomore from South Point, Ohio.

AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT AND/OR MUSIC PROGRAM

 

“Sox N. Sandals College Radio Day Special” with host Alexis Stewart, a senior from Huntington, was produced by Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington; Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton; Austin Creel, a senior from Parkersburg; and Landon Mitchell, a senior from Ottawa; and made available online during College Radio Day Thursday, October 5, 2017.

The honorable mention awards in production went to:

 

AUDIO NEWSCAST

 

The “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88” broadcast Friday,  April 14, 2017. The students who participated in this newscast were:

Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington;                                (Producer)

Matt Groves, a senior from Ripley;                                        (Anchor)

Kyra Biscarner, junior from Marysville, Michigan;               (Anchor)

Nathan Thomas, a senior from Charleston;                            (Weather)

Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton.                     (Sports Anchor)

AUDIO NEWS PACKAGE

 

“Marshall University Day at the Capitol,” written and produced by Adam Stephens, a junior from Nitro, broadcast during the “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88,” Friday, March 31, 2017.

AUDIO NEWS PACKAGE

 

“Protests on Marshall’s Campus,” written and produced by Matt Groves, a senior from Ripley, broadcast during the “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88,” Thursday, April 20, 2017.

AUDIO MAGAZINE PROGRAM

 

“Marking Out,” with hosts Alexis Stewart, a senior from Huntington, and Matthew Belville, a community volunteer from Huntington, broadcast Thursday, October 19, 2017.

AUDIO MAGAZINE PROGRAM

 

“Herd Roundup” with host Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington, broadcast Friday, September 29, 2017.

AUDIO SPORTS SEGMENT

 

“Marshall Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017,” written and produced by Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington, broadcast during Herd Roundup, Friday, September 22, 2017.

AUDIO SPORTS SEGMENT

 

“Common Foe Helps Prepare Herd Football” written and produced by Dylan Stone, a senior from Henderson, broadcast during Herd Roundup, Friday, September 29, 2017.

AUDIO SPORTS PROGRAM

 

“High Speed Sports with DSL” with hosts Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington, Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton, and  Dylan Stone, a senior from Henderson. The program was produced by Landon Mitchell, a senior from Ottawa, and was broadcast Monday, November 6, 2017.

 

 

AUDIO SPORTS PROGRAM

 

“Sportsview featuring Marshall Women’s Soccer Head Coach Kevin Long,” with host Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington, was produced by Heather Hale, a junior from Cameron, and broadcast Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

LIVE SPORTS PRODUCTION

 

WMUL-FM’s broadcast of Marshall Football versus Cincinnati, played at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, Saturday, September 30, 2017. The students calling the football game broadcast over FM 88.1 were:

Luke Creasy, a senior from Huntington                                 Play-by-play announcer

Dylan Stone, a junior from Henderson                                   Color commentator

Adam Rogers, a graduate student from Milton                      Executive Producer

Gabi Warwick, a recent graduate from Martinsburg              Spotter

Nick Arguelles, a sophomore from Great Cacapon, and        Engineers

Austin Creel, a senior from Parkersburg.

AUDIO PROMOS

“Better than Excalibur,” an in-house promotional announcement broadcast from WMUL-FM’s Promotion Announcement rotation on Monday, May 29, 2017, which is still in rotation. The promo was written and produced by Brian Leonard, a recent graduate from Huntington, and features the voice talents of Seth Payne, a senior from Winfield.

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Photos: Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received seven (7) first place awards and eleven (11) honorable mention awards during the National Broadcasting Society/ Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS/AERho) 27th Annual National Student Audio/Video Scriptwriting and 55th Annual Audio/Video Production Awards Competition ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland, Saturday, March 3.

The people in the photo are from bottom to top: Back( 3rd) Row— Spencer DuPuisand Dr. Chuck G. Bailey; Second Row—Luke Creasy and Austin Creel; Front (1st) Row—Adam Rogers and Landon Mitchell

Photograph was taken by Dan W. Hollis.