Media students win awards at College Broadcasting Competition

Fort Hays State University Media Studies students won five first-place and four second-place awards in the 2011 College Broadcasting Competition of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

Students competed against all Kansas colleges and universities.

"These awards are extremely important for Fort Hays State and our Media Studies Students," said Mel Hanks, assistant professor of informatics. "These students should be especially proud of their achievements.”

The first-place KAB awards for FHSU are Best Taped Newscast, KFHS-TV, producer Brandy Doggett, St. John senior; Best Public Affairs Show, “Talking Democracy,” producer Anabel Wernsman, Limon Colo., sophomore; Best Radio Sports Play-By-Play, Andrew Stossmeister, Arvada junior; Best Sports Feature, Kyle Haas, Arkansas City special student; Best TV Entertainment Program for “Tiger Nation,” Haas, Travis Reece, Scott City senior, and Jordan Lohrmeyer, Hays junior.

Second place awards are Radio Sportscast, Stossmeiser, TV Sportscast, Haas, Live Newscast, KFHS TV, producer Doggett, TV Sports Play-By-Play, Kelly Burkhart, Wichita senior, and Nick Budd, Overland Park sophomore.

Students who participated are listed by hometown and classification:
ARKANSAS CITY: Kyle Haas, special student.
ARVADA: Andrew Stossmeister, junior.
BELOIT: Joe Ortner, senior.
DODGE CITY: Dylan Schuette, senior.
HAYS: Gwen Lang, senior; Jordan Lohrmeyer, junior.
KANSAS CITY: Stephen Anderson, freshman.
LIMON, Colo.: Annie Wernsman, sophomore.
OVERLAND PARK: Nick Budd, sophomore.
PLAINS: Logan Argo, senior.
ST. JOHN: Brandy Doggett, senior.
SCOTT CITY: Travis Reece, senior.
WICHITA: Kelly Burkhart, senior.

"Our students were competing against hundreds of other college students from across Kansas,” said Stephen Schleicher, chair of the Department of Informatics. "Students in the Media Studies program have been generating a lot of original content for our Northwestern Kansas coverage area, and these awards are a testament to our students' abilities."

The awards were presented during ceremonies in Topeka on Tuesday, April 5, during the annual seminar of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

For further information, contact Schleicher at 785-628-5863 or Hanks at 785-628-4512.

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