Four Butler Community College Students Take Home KAB Awards | Butler Community College

Four Butler Community College Students Take Home KAB Awards

Four mass comm students won awards from KAB.
Left to right: Kaden Warner, Samuel White, Everett Salmans and Daniel Fee. (Photo credit: Noah Stevens)
Published: Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Radio/TV students competed well against community colleges, universities.

Written by: Keith West and Caleb Sanderson

Four Butler Community College students received seven awards for radio and television programming created within the last year from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB).   

On March 6, the KAB announced the winners of this year’s Student Production awards, with Butler receiving more than three times as many awards as all other two-year colleges combined. Butler ranked fifth in the state compared to awards received by four-year universities. 

Over the 27 years the KAB has sponsored a student production competition, Butler has received 107 first place awards, 92 second place awards and 107 honorable mentions, for a total of 306 awards. 

“Once again, I’m very proud of how our students ranked among their colleagues at the two-year and four-year colleges in Kansas,” stated Keith West, Professor of Mass Communication and General Manager of KBTL-FM, 88.1 The Grizz. “I think it’s a wonderful way to extend our tradition of Butler Community College excellence and dedication to our students. This is definitely proof that as a two-year college, we have professional-grade students ready to enter the industry.” 

Awards will be presented at a luncheon held during the organization’s Student and Sports Seminar on April 23rd at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. First and second place winners receive custom plaques, while those receiving an Honorable Mention take home framed certificates.   

The following Butler students received awards from the KAB. 

Daniel Fee, Mass Communication, Radio/TV sophomore – Potwin, KS 

Second Place – Visual 60 Second Commercial/PSA – “Pizza Place” 

Everett Salmans, Film & Production freshman – Benton, KS 

Honorable Mention – Audio On-Air Personality – “Soulman” 

Kaden Warner, Mass Communication, Sports Media sophomore – Wichita, KS 

First Place – Visual Best Sportscast – “Monday Morning Sports Report” 

Second Place – Audio Podcast – “Metal Monday Episode 4” 

Honorable Mention – Audio Sports Color Commentator or Reporter – “Butler v Hutchinson Volleyball” 

Sam White, Mass Communication, Radio/TV sophomore – Wichita, KS 

Second Place – Audio Station Promotional Announcement – “Outspoken” 

Second Place – Visual Best Feature – “Golf Course Upkeep” 


For more information, contact: Dr. Keith West, Professor of Mass Communication, (316) 322-3194.