Butler Students Win Kansas Association of Broadcasters Production Awards

Published April 13, 2018 at 03:26 pm Butler Community College KAB Award winners

Butler Mass Communications program was recognized for excellence in radio and television production

Eleven students in the Butler Mass Communications program were recognized for excellence in radio and television production by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters with a combined 15 awards.  The awards were presented during a special luncheon during the KAB’s Student Workshop held on the K-State campus April 3rd.

“I am very pleased with the participation of our students,” said Keith West, Ph.D. Professor of Mass Communications.  “The performance of our students at competitions like this is another reason why professionals specifically request Butler students and graduates for their companies.”

Since the competition began in 1998, Butler broadcasters have earned 236 awards.  This is more than any other 2-year broadcast program in Kansas; students from both 2-year and 4-year program compete against each other in undergraduate and intern categories.

“It’s great to also see Butler graduates who have transferred to 4-year institutions do well.  Many credit their experience at Butler for success at Kansas universities,” West said.  “The Butler Mass Communications program is considered by professionals as providing the best practical experience in broadcasting, print, and sports media in the state.”

2018 KAB Student Production Award winners from Butler:

Dusty Vanhsy (Wichita)(Campus High School-Hayesville)

            2nd Place Undergraduate Radio 60 Second Spot for “In The Bag Cleaners”

Austin McNorton (Eudora)

            Honorable Mention Undergraduate Radio 60 Second Spot for “Orshein Farm and Home”

Jordan Griffitt (Maize) and Austin McNorton (Eudora)

            1st Place Undergraduate Radio Sports Feature for “DeMarcus Lawrence Feature”

            2nd Place Undergraduate TV Sports Play-By-Play for “Allen Men 1-31-18”

Elijah Pykiet (Douglass)

            Honorable Mention Undergraduate Radio DJ Personality for “Open Door Policy Ep. 7”

            Honorable Mention Undergraduate TV News Anchor for “Campus Edge News Anchor”

Mia Rodriguez (Wichita) and Tyler Krenzin (Abilene)

            2nd Place Undergraduate Radio Newscast <3 days/week for “KBTL News Update 1-29-18”

Zeb Campbell (Independence)

            1st Place Intern Radio 60 Second Spot for “Independence Baseball Sponsors”

            1st Place Intern Radio Station Promotional Announcement for “Independence Day”

            2nd Place Intern Radio News Feature for “Gardner Chase”

Zach Schwarzenberger (Conway Springs)

            Honorable Mention Undergraduate TV Promotional Video for “Scholarships at Butler”

Emily Jardon (Baldwin City)

            2nd Place Undergraduate TV News Anchor for “Campus Edge News Anchor”

Keandra Rovaris (Wichita)

            1st Place Undergraduate TV Research Paper for “The Kardasian Family”

Kyle Phillips (Conway Springs)

            Honorable Mention Undergraduate TV Research Paper for “YouTube: The Start of Something Good”

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