WMUL wins Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards

Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received one first-place award and three finalist awards during the 76th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference’s 7th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City March 5.

“Know Your Rights,” written and produced by Marshall sophomore and Bridgeport native Rebecca Turnbull, received first place for Best Campus News. The piece was broadcast during the “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88” on Friday, Oct. 15, 2015, and is available online on WMUL’s soundcloud.com account.

The station received finalist awards in the following categories:

Best College/University Station (more than 10,000 students).

Best Sports Play-by-Play Basketball for WMUL-FM’s broadcast of the Marshall versus Brescia University college women’s basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2014. The students calling the women’s basketball broadcast over FM 88.1 were James Collier, a graduate student from Worthington, Kentucky, as play-by-play announcer, and Adam Rogers, a senior from Charleston, as engineer.

Best Sports Play-by-Play Football for WMUL-FM’s broadcast of Marshall Football versus North Texas on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. The students calling the football game broadcast over FM 88.1 were Collier as play-by-play announcer; color commentator Adam Polsky, a junior from Manahawkin, New Jersey; and engineers Gabi Warwick, a junior from Martinsburg; Jacob Queen, a freshman from Huntington; and Mark Hess, a sophomore from Charlton Heights, West Virginia.

Dr. Chuck G. Bailey, professor of Radio-Television Production and Management in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall and faculty manager of WMUL-FM, said that the students competed with other broadcasting students from colleges and universities throughout the United States.

“WMUL-FM’s student broadcasters fared well in the four categories entered out of the 40 IBS news, sports, production/on-air, web/social media and best radio stations categories available,” said Bailey. “Having had Newscenter 88 being declared as having the best campus news coverage and WMUL-FM being a finalist for College Radio Station of the Year speaks well for Marshall University, the College of Arts and Media, and the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.”

For more information about WMUL-FM, visit www.marshall.edu/wmul.