University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students in the radio-TV-film department recently won honors at two national media conferences.
In late October, College Broadcasters, Incorporated held their national convention in Seattle. UWO’s Titan TV won first place in the television category for best general entertainment program for an episode of the narrative series We’re All Mad Here called Which Dreamed It. The program was produced by Charlene Cocchiola, Josh Kary and Sam Tackmier, with Cocchiola and Eric Vickers sharing director of photography duties. Ciara Van Gheem was director with Cocchiola as assistant director, and the program was edited by Matt Brandis and Cocchiola. Other UWO students were actors in the production: Sam Tackimier, Allison Mahnke, Vic Velazquez, Andrea Ewald, Amy Ziegler, Carter Weidenhoeft, Alec Swanson and Nayla Ferreria. Music for the production was composed by student Jared Bechler.
Titan TV also was a national finalist in the category for best station imaging for their production Titan TV-‘Welcome Back. This promotional effort was spearheaded by student David Seering.
UWO has now won four first place awards and fifteen national finalist honors in CBI competitions.
The CBI conference was attended by eight UWO RTF students along with Justine Stokes of the RTF faculty.
On November 1, the College Media Association presented their Pinnacle College Broadcast and Web Tech Awards at the national CMA convention in Philadelphia. In the category for best radio sportscast, WRST’s Alexander Crowe was awarded second place for Titan Baseball Preview. Crowe is currently WRST’s program director and works part-time in news and sports for the Cumulus Radio stations in Oshkosh.
WRST has now won five national CMA awards, including Radio Station of the Year honors in 2012.
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