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Butler Student is Finalist for International Broadcasting Award

Zeb Campbell, Butler student, nominated for CBI Award
Published: Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Butler Community College has One of the Top Four College Radio Shows in the United States

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) chose a Butler student’s radio show as a finalist for their international student awards. Zebadiah Campbell is one of four finalists in the “Regularly Scheduled Program Audio” category. His show, which he produces, “That One Morning Show” is one of four finalists. The show airs from 9 – 11 a.m. each Friday on Butler Community College’s radio station - KBTL 88.1 The Grizz. The Grizz is Butler’s 24-hour student-operated radio station. Campbell’s show will compete with three other student-produced shows for the top award.

Campbell, who grew up in Independence, Kan., is a Mass Communications student at Butler. His show is a mixture of commentary and music; he calls it ‘a morning zoo show.’ Campbell, who serves as the DJ,

throws in lots of humor, ranging from speaking about wild herds of sheep roaming the streets of Los Angeles to a one-eyed pony with a corgi on its back. Along with the commentary, Campbell plays all types of music – “just about anything,” he said.

Campbell’s show will compete against student stations at University of California - Berkley, Marshall University (Minn.) and Goshen College (Ind.). As a finalist, Campbell will represent KBTL at the CBI conference in Seattle, Wash. in late October.

 “Zeb is a perfect example of what Butler students can accomplish with the support of the institution and the community,” said professor Keith West, Ph.D.  “Higher education programs from around the world enter the CBI-sponsored competition. Of all of the finalists in the 27 production categories, our station is the only two-year institution represented.”

Campbell also works on Sunday evenings as an on-air news anchor at KNSS. In addition, he produces radio commercials for organizations throughout Kansas on a local and state-wide level. He can also be heard on local radio advertising Butler’s short-term classes.

“I am honored by this nomination,” Campbell said. “It’s crazy that from a small town like El Dorado, I can be competing on an international scale.”

Campbell’s dream is to have his own nationally syndicated morning show.


Cutline: Zebadiah Campbell at Butler’s radio studio.

Butler Community College, an Aspen Institute Top 150 U.S. Community College with nearly 9,000 students, offers nearly 85 degree programs and 30 professional certification programs. The college’s main campus is in El Dorado, but it has centers in five other communities. For more information about Butler, visit www.butlercc.edu, on Facebook and Twitter (@butlercc).