The National Broadcasting Society recently honored radio TV film productions from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh at their annual convention in Burbank, California.
UWO’s student-run radio station WRST-FM took home a grand prize in the category for Audio Public Affairs/Interview Program. Student news director Mariah Tralongo was honored for her live radio interview with UWO Chancellor Andrew Leavitt. Leavitt was a guest on the station’s weekly news magazine to talk about the effect of state budget cuts on the University.
WRST also received honorable mentions in the following categories:
- Audio Feature Segment–for Gary Dodge’s profile of a Native American rap musician who includes environmental messages in his compositions
- Audio Sports Segment—for Greg Peterson’s radio interview with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Audio Drama Program or Segment—for Bryan Stoffel’s supernatural radio drama Living Nightmares
- Website–for Eve Funnell and Noah Savoie’s redesigned website for WRST
UWO’s student-run television station Titan TV also won a grand prize in the Video Drama Program category for an episode of the series Love Bites called Sous Chef Wanted. This series was created by Gerry De La Teja, who also was one of the producers of the series. It was written, directed and edited by Steven Heil with Hanna Black and Will Keiser sharing producer roles. Another episode in this series called Creatures of the Night was an honorable mention winner in this category.
Including this year’s competition, Radio TV Film students at UWO have now won 73 Grand Prize honors and 100 honorable mention awards from NBS.
Titan TV can be seen in the Oshkosh area on Time Warner Digital Cable channel 97.57 and at titan-tv.org.
WRST-FM can be heard at 90.3 on the FM dial and online at wrst.org.
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