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13 North Central College student broadcasters earn 26 IBS award nominations

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North Central College student broadcasters are nominated for 26 awards in a national competition—more than any other college or university radio station in the nation.

Thirteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, the College’s student-run radio station, earned 26 nominations in the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competition. Winners of the Golden Microphone Trophy Awards will be announced March 2 at the 73rd Annual IBS International Radio/Webcast Conference in New York City.

This year’s IBS nominations are (category, entry, student):

·    Best Campus News Coverage, “NCC’s New President” by Whitney Goodbred
·    Best Spot News, “NCC’s New President” by Goodbred
·    Best Community News, “Emerald Ash Beetle Report” by Goodbred, Noah Savage and Karl Jessen
·    Best Sports Play-By-Play, “NCC vs. Wittenberg (Sweet 16)” by Kevin Jackman and Jeremy Rushing
·    Best Public Service Announcement (2), “Speeding” by Anna Kopsky and “Marijuana” by Kopsky
·    Best Sports Talk Program, “The Ultimate Sportsrush With Kevin Jackman,” by Jackman, Jason Krug and Rushing
·    Best Sports Update, “Kevin Jackman Sports Update #1,” by Jackman
·    Best Station Promo (2), “Zombie Run” by Kopsky and Andy Taylor and “Around the World” by Kopsky
·    Best Show Promo, “Sven & Inga ‘FGF’” by Meredith Lanan and Rushing
·    Best Event Promo, “Pre-Season Basketball Promo” by Jackman
·    Best Specialty Music Show, “KTK Morning Show” by Savage, Jessen and Kelsey King
·    Most Creative Show, “Meredith’s Poem/Story Corner” by Lanan
·    Best Station Promotional Event (3), “Every Avenue” by Kopsky; “Julia Klee Concert” by Kopsky; and “21 Pilots at the Bottom Lounge” by Kopsky
·    Best Underwriting Campaign (3), “Mob Underwriting” by Kopsky, “Cats” by Taylor and Kopsky and “Slasher Film” by Taylor and Kopsky
·    Best Website, “Woncsports.org” by WONC Sports Staff
·    Best Podcast (2), “Cardinal Overtime 9/27” by Adam Halick and Jackman and “Cardinal Overtime 9/20” by Jay Modelski and Jackman
·    Best Station Blog, brandnewblock
·    Best Use of Social Media, “Twitter, Facebook, Website & Audience Interaction,” entry produced by Kim Ippolito
·    Best Station, “College/University Station Under 10,000 in Enrollment,” entry produced by Jackman, Ippolito and Goodbred.

Kopsky (10 nominations), a junior from Bolingbrook, is a broadcast communication major.

Jackman (seven nominations), a junior from Glenview, is a broadcast communication major.

Goodbred (four nominations), a senior from Earlville, is majoring in broadcast communication and interactive media studies.

Rushing (three nominations), a junior from Moline, is majoring in broadcast communication and English.

Taylor (three nominations), a junior from Naperville, is a broadcast communication major.

Ippolito (two nominations), a senior from Bartlett, is a broadcast communication major.

Jessen (two nominations), a senior from Naperville, is majoring in broadcast communication and interactive media studies.

Lanan (two nominations), a junior from St. Charles, is a broadcast communication major.

Savage (two nominations), a senior from Aurora, is a broadcast communication major.

Halick (one nomination), a sophomore from Wood Dale, is a broadcast communication major.

King (one nomination), a junior from Winfield, is a broadcast communication major.

Krug (one nomination), a junior from Naperville, is majoring in broadcast communication and interactive media studies.

Modelski (one nomination), a senior from Homer Glen, is a broadcast communication major.

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC, will accompany four students to the awards ceremony in New York and participate on three panels at a three-day conference associated with the annual IBS awards.

The IBS and Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) are two national competitions available to college and university radio stations. WONC is among the most honored collegiate radio stations in America and has won national and state awards in commercial and collegiate competitions. The station has won 20 Marconi College Radio Awards; no other college or university radio station in the country has won more. With a 30-mile listening radius and potential listening audience of four million people, WONC’s pure rock music format broadcasts a mix of news, sports, traffic, music and public affairs programming 24 hours a day, year-round. Listen live at wonc.org.

01-31-2013