Student-broadcasters named finalists in national competition
University’s radio and television stations have three projects that are
finalists in the College Broadcasters, Incorporated (CBI) national
competition. Both WMCO, the university’s radio station, and Orbit TV,
the television station, have been named.
Nominated in the category of Best Radio Documentary/Public Affairs is Orbit News Desk: John Glenn’s 50th Anniversary of Orbit, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Muskingum alumnus John Glenn’s orbiting of the Earth.
The documentary’s student-producers are: Marcus
Barnhart ’13, Katie Borkoski ’12, Scott Chappuis ’12, John Clevinger
’15, Zach Coffman ’14, Kayla Kuznick ’12, Maleah Latting ’12, Taylor
Lucey ’14, Sara Shallcross ’12 and Jonathan Williams ’12.
In the category of Best Radio Promo, The Silent Storm Promo was nominated. The 30-second commercial was produced by Eddie Jackson ’11 to promote his weekly radio show.
Nominated in the category of Special TV Broadcast was Friendship 7: The Flight that Changed New Concord,
which was a retrospective on the impact of John Glenn’s orbiting of the
Earth aboard Friendship 7 in 1962. It was produced by Jonathan
Winners in these and other competition categories
will be announced at CBI’s annual meeting, to be held October 277 in
Atlanta, Georgia. Muskingum will be represented there by Coffman,
Williams, Shallcross and Kaylee Lukacena ’14.
The station manager for WMCO radio is Assistant
Professor of Communication Dr. Lisa Marshall and the Director of
Broadcasting for Orbit TV is Professor of Communication Dr. Jeff
CBI represents students involved in radio,
television, webcasting and other related media ventures. It ensures a
commitment to education and the student pursuit of excellence through
active involvement in electronic media..