Student-run radio, TV stations win state honors

Student-run radio, TV stations win state honors

April 6, 2016

Baker University’s student-run radio and television stations, KNBU-FM and KNBU-TV, won seven awards, including four top honors, from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the annual student awards competition, going against colleges and universities of all sizes in the state. The students were presented their awards on April 5 in Emporia.

KNBU-TV staff placed first in complete taped newscast for “Wildcat Watch.”

The other awards were for radio programming.

KNBU-FM swept the complete news feature category. Victoria Bostic, Harrisonville, Missouri, finished first for “Coca-Cola Ads.” Second-place honors went to Bailey Conklin, Roeland Park, Kansas, for “Athleisure,” and Sarah Baker, Wellsville, Kansas, received honorable mention for “Burns Night at Harlaxton.”

Jim Joyner, Overland Park, Kansas, picked up two first-place awards: “Searching for Ghosts” in the enterprise news package category and sports play-by-play.

Victoria Bostic received honorable mention for her complete sports feature “Volleyball Spiking Out.”

Joe Watson, associate professor of mass media, is the adviser to the radio station and TV station.