Students Earn Awards At Broadcasting Conference

Published May 26, 2016 at 01:25 pm Students of Butler KAB

Participants from Butler’s Mass Communications program recently competed in the annual Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Student Production Awards.

Participants from Butler’s Mass Communications program recently competed in the annual Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Student Production Awards. The awards were presented during a KAB Student Seminar on April 5 at Emporia State University.

Students had the opportunity to submit work produced since February 2015. Twenty-three Butler students entered a total of 45 entries in 13 different categories for the contest. Fourteen of these students and one of their advisers attended the April event, which included an awards luncheon, seminars and roundtable discussions with active leaders in the industry, and internship/employment interviews.Students of Butler KAB

Eight Butler students received awards, including one first place winner, one second place winner, and five honorable mentions.

Butler’s performance at this year’s contest placed the program ahead of all two-year colleges and many four-year institutions in Kansas.

The following students received KAB awards, listed by hometown:

Eureka:

Caleb Thornton (with Dominic Brown): 2nd Place, Radio Taped Newscast

Kansas City:

Chris Smith: Honorable Mention, Radio DJ Personality

Maize:

Garrett Hartman: 1st Place, Radio Station Promotion

Wichita:

Ed Bailey (with Keison Walker): Honorable Mention, Radio Taped Newscast

Dominic Brown (with Caleb Thornton): 2nd Place, Radio Taped Newscast

Jenny Gilbert: Honorable Mention, TV Research Paper

Carolina Loera Lozano: Honorable Mention, 60-Second Radio Spot; and Honorable Mention, TV News Anchor

Keison Walker (with Ed Bailey):  Honorable Mention, Radio Taped Newscast

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