WSU Broadcasters Receive National Awards

OGDEN, Utah – Broadcast students from Weber State University recently received three grand-prize awards and one honorable mention at the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) national student electronic media competition, earning recognition in each category they entered. 

Held in Chicago, the competition featured schools from across the country, including the University of Florida, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the University of Miami and others.

Communication instructor Terri Reddout, faculty advisor for Weber State News, said this year’s success reflects the students’ desire to try something different.

“The ‘Studio 76’ project represented our students’ desire to produce an entertainment show,” Reddout said. “Brad Denney earned his grand prize by pulling musicians right into the radio station studio, and Skyler Razzeca tried a different approach to interviewing an athlete.  The music video crew tried all different types of lighting, camera and editing techniques.”

“These awards serve to endorse and encourage our students to push boundaries and think creatively and differently,” said Reddout.

List of WSU’s Winning Entries:

Grand Prize – Video Music/Entertainment Program Category

The first edition of “Studio 76,” an entertainment magazine show that was produced by the fall 2006 Weber State News Team, which included students Richard Peterson, Amada Chavez and Megan Sanders. 

Grand Prize – Music Video Category
“Through My Eyes,” which was produced by students Anthony Park, Ron Proctor and Marvin Ropp. The song was written and produced by WSU student David Caulford.

Grand Prize – Audio Music/Entertainment Program Category
The “Meg and Dia Performance Interview,” which was produced by Brad Denney, music director for WSU’s KWCR.

Honorable Mention – Video Sports Package Category
The “Nedim Pajevic Profile,” which was produced by Skyler Razzeca. Megan Jones filmed the profile, which was one of four finalists in the nation.

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Amy Hendricks, office of Media Relations
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Terri Reddout, communication instructor

(801) 626-6682 ·