WMUL-FM wins 23 international MarCom creative awards



Students and faculty from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received 23 awards in the international MarCom Creative Awards 2018 Competition, which recognizes achievement by marketing and communication practitioners. They were recognized from among more than 6,000 entries in the competition from radio stations, advertising and public relations agencies, educational institutions and other organizations.

“This is an outstanding accomplishment to be recognized as having produced a stellar live, remote broadcast of the 47th Annual Marshall Memorial Fountain Ceremony, having written and produced another long line of insightful sports packages, broadcast a compelling weekly wrap-up program of professional wrestling and for exciting play-by-play announcing of both Marshall football and men’s basketball games,” said 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.  “These MarCom Awards are a tribute to the continual quality and commitment of the radio station’s student volunteer staff to news and sports coverage, promotional creativity/production and maintaining a mobile and online presence by our overall radio station and FM 88 sports staffs.”

The Platinum Award-winning entries by WMUL-FM are in the following categories:

Audio/Radio Special Broadcast

“47th Annual Marshall Memorial Fountain Ceremony,” a live remote with Adam Rogers, a graduate from Milton, and Kyra Biscarner, a senior from Marysville, Michigan, broadcast Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.  The remote broadcast was produced by Brian Leonard, a graduate from Huntington.

Audio/Radio Sports Package Podcast

“Tyre Brady’s Record Day,” written and produced by Adam Rogers, broadcast in September 2017, and available online.

“Marshall Football Open Space Tackling,” written and produced by Adam Rogers, broadcast in October 2017 and available online.

Audio/Radio Magazine Program

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

Audio/Radio Sports Play-by-Play Programming

WMUL-FM’s broadcast of Marshall football versus North Carolina State University broadcast in September 2017, featuring work from play-by-play announcer Adam Rogers; color commentator Luke Creasy, a recent graduate from Huntington; analyst/on-site producer Dr. Chuck G. Bailey; and engineer Spencer DuPuis, a junior from Leesburg, Virginia.

WMUL-FM’s broadcast of Marshall men’s basketball versus University of Tennessee-Martin broadcast in November 2017, featuring work from play-by-play announcer Adam Rogers; color commentator Luke Creasy; and engineer Marquez Davila, a senior from Sterling, Virginia.

 

The Gold Award winning entries are in the following categories:

Audio/Radio Newscast

The “5:00 p.m. Edition of Newscenter 88” broadcast in April 2018, with producer Spencer DuPuis; anchor Adam Rogers; anchor Makaylah Wheeler, a sophomore from Huntington; Tristan Poston, a junior from Huntington, reporting the weather; and sports anchor Nick Verzolini, a sophomore from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania.

Audio/Radio News Package/Podcast

“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 in February 2017.

Best Audio/Radio Podcast

“47th Annual Marshall Memorial Fountain Ceremony,” broadcast in November 2017.

Regularly Scheduled Audio/Radio Program

WMUL-FM’s Classroom Concert Series, featuring the band “Colly.” Interviews conducted by host Austin Creel, a senior from Parkersburg. Producers of the live band playing recording session were Sam Adkins, senior from Huntington, and Michael Stanley, WMUL-FM operations manager from West Hamlin.  Broadcast over WMUL-FM and posted online in April 2018.

Audio/Radio Promotional Announcement

“Out of this World,” an in-house promotional announcement first broadcast in August 2017, written and produced by Brian Leonard, and featuring the voice talents of Luke Creasy, Adam Rogers, Dylan Stone, and Savanah Matney, a junior from South Point, Ohio.

Social Media Site/Instagram Overall

The radio station’s Instagram account was overseen in 2017-2018 by Adam Rogers, WMUL-FM student manager, and Austin Creel, music director. Found at http://www.instagram.com/wmul.

Radio/Sports Program

The March 16, 2018, edition of a collaborative high school sports radio program between WMUL-FM and WFGH-FM in Fort Gay, West Virginia, “Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia,” broadcast to a statewide audience. Volunteer guest hosts provide fans with continual score updates, interviews and analysis of the evening’s games.

Audio Sports Play-by-Play Programming

Football matchup of Marshall versus Cincinnati broadcast in September 2017, featuring work from play-by-play announcer Luke Creasy; color commentator Dylan Stone; executive producer Adam Rogers; spotter Gabi Warwick, a recent graduate from Martinsburg; and engineers Nick Arguelles, a sophomore from Great Cacapon, and Austin Creel.

Audio/Radio Ad Campaign

“Marshall’s W. Page School of Journalism and Mass Communications sports journalism program promotional announcements,” an advertising campaign written and produced by Dr. Chuck G. Bailey, WMUL-FM’s faculty manager, and featuring voice talents of local professionals and broadcast in September and December 2017.

The Honorable Mention Award winning entries are in the following categories:

Audio/Radio News Package/Podcast

“Young Lego Builders,” written and produced by Olivia Zarilla, a senior from Ona, broadcast in February 2018.

Regularly Scheduled Audio/Radio Program

WMUL-FM’s Classroom Concert Series, featuring the solo artist “Brad Goodall” of a local band and a live interview by Austin Creel. Producers were Sam Adkins and Michael Stanley.  The program was broadcast over WMUL-FM and posted online in May 2018.

Audio/Radio Sports Package/Podcast

“Kent State Head Coach Paul Haynes Returns to the Sidelines,” written and produced by Luke Creasy, broadcast in September 2017.

Audio/Radio Sports Magazine Program

“High Speed Sports with DSL,” with hosts Luke Creasy, Adam Rogers and Dylan Stone. Produced by Landon Mitchell, a senior from Ottawa, and broadcast in October 2017.

Social Media Site: Twitter Overall

WMUL’s Station Twitter account, at @WMUL_Radio, was overseen in 2017-2018 by Adam Rogers and Austin Creel.

WMUL’s FM 88 Sports Twitter, at @WMUL_Sports, is overseen by all members of the FM 88 Sports staff.

Social Media Site: Instagram 

WMUL’s FM 88 Sports Instagram, overseen by Adam Rogers and Luke Creasy. Found at http://www.instagram.com/wmul_sports/.

Audio/Radio Single Spot

“Student Powered Media,” a promotional advertisement written and produced by Dr. Chuck G. Bailey, first aired in September 2017.