WRST-FM at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh took home the first prize for best radio newscast.
The winning entry was the 5 p.m. newscast over WRST from March 16, 2017. Student newscaster Emma Resop produced and delivered the live newscast. It included an audio report on the UWO “Men of Color Initiative” produced by student Gary Dodge. The efforts of both Resop and Dodge were curriculum-based: Resop’s newscast was part of her on-air work in the radio TV film (RTF) class Introduction to Audio/Radio and Dodge produced his piece for the RTF News Production class.
Resop is now WRST’s assistant news director and trained the current team of student newscasters, while Dodge continues producing radio news reports as his focus in the Radio Practicum course.
With this award, WRST has now won seven CMA Pinnacles since 2012, including being named the best college radio station that year and garnering a second place award in the category in 2015.
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