Student-broadcasters earn state and national honors
Muskingum University’s student-broadcasters have
earned both state and national recognition for their work on the
university’s two stations, WMCO-90.7 FM radio and WMCO-TV, which operate
under the banner of Orbit Media.
broadcast operations for both stations have earned the “Ohio's
Distinguished Student Organization” award, granted by the Ohio
Communication Association (OCA). The award was presented at the OCA
annual convention held recently in Marietta. Student-broadcasters
accepting the award on behalf of the station were Joe Lemasters, Kaylee
Lukacena, Kayla Rausch and Jessica White. WMCO was nominated for the
award by Muskingum alumnus Doug Switzer’ 79, who was on the WMCO staff
as a student. He was motivated to make the nomination after he visited
campus during WMCO’s 50th anniversary celebration and was impressed with
what he saw. He also was on hand in Marietta to present the award.
the national level, Mark Danner and Luke Carmichael were named
finalists at the College Broadcasters, Incorporated (CBI) National
Student Electronic Media Convention, held recently in San Antonio,
Texas. They were recognized for their work on a "Freedom of Speech
Public Service Announcement" in CBI’s National Student Production
Awards. The two were named finalists in a field of more than 700
submissions from 100 college and university broadcasting organizations.
Muskingum University’s Obit Media currently have a
total of 32 students on staff. They are advised by Professor of
Communication Dr. Jeff Harman and Associate Professor of Communication
Dr. Lisa Marshall. Mark Bohach serves as broadcast engineer.
TOP PHOTO: Muskingum University
Orbit Media student-broadcasters were named “Student Organization of the
Year” by the Ohio Communications Association at its annual meeting,
held recently in Marietta. Accepting the award were, from the left to
right, Jessica White, Kaylee Lukecena, Kayla Rausch, Joe Lemasters,
Muskingum alumnus Doug Switzer ’79 (who made the award nomination) and
Muskingum Professor of Communication Dr. Jeff Harman.
BOTTOM PHOTO: WMCO had two
finalists in the College Broadcasters Incorporated National Student
Production Awards. Mark Danner and Luke Carmichael, seen here left to
right, were finalists for their “Freedom of Speech Public Service
Announcement” out of 700 entrants from 100 colleges and universities