INT class wins KAB award for public service announcement

HAYS, KS -- "Sounds of the Season," a public service announcement discouraging people from drinking and driving, has won the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Drug Awareness public service announcement contest.

Campus Radio Station Operations, a class in the Information Networking and Telecommunications Department at Fort Hays State University, produced the spot last spring. Becky Kiser, instructor of information networking and telecommunications, is the instructor for the class.

A total of 14 entries were considered in the "Holiday Flight" Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcement Contest.

The award-winning spot will be reproduced and distributed to all KAB member radio stations in Kansas for their use through the holiday season.

For winning the contest, the class won a trophy and $250. Kiser said the money will be used to help fund the purchase of a voice-tracking software program for KFHS, the campus radio station. She anticipates that the program will be able to be utilized starting in the spring 2001 semester.

Formal recognition for the award will take place at the KAB Student Seminar in Wichita in April.
Students in the class:
Abilene: Mark Beemer, junior.
Concordia: Alan Detrixhe, spring 2000 graduate.
Garden City: Leigh Huser, junior.
Hays: Kelli Helm, sophomore; Katie May (Wendell) Pena, junior; Amy Schmeidler, freshman.
Medicine Lodge: Justin Fluke, senior.
Ransom: Dan Blocksome, sophomore.

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