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Student-broadcasters named finalists in national competition

ORBIT MEDIAMuskingum 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 Williams ’12. 

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 Harman. 

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..