KCMU Students Nominated For Radio Awards

Six students’ work up for IBS honors

IBS WinnersIBS awards nominees from CMU,
Front: Cam Green, Nick Ruffy.
Back: Thomas Gilson, Todd King, Dr. Kristin Cherry.

Six of Central Methodist University's KCMU Eagle Radio student staff members have been named as finalists for national Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards, according to Dr. Kristin Cherry, assistant professor of communications at CMU.

IBS competition reflects student radio work from college and university stations across the nation, most much larger than CMU, and it is an honor to be nominated, Cherry said. There are up to five finalists per award category chosen from over 1000 participating collegiate stations.

The winners will be announced at the 74th annual IBS Conference to be held March 7-9 in New York. Stazhia Pleasant (senior communications studies major from St. Louis), Eagle Radio station director, and Angelica Randall (senior communication studies major from Columbia), assistant station manager, will attend and accept any awards that may be received.

Kyron Davis (­­freshman communication studies major from LaPlace, La.), has been nominated for Best Sports Update. This features a five minute unedited segment summarizing and discussing sporting events. Cameron Green (­­sophomore communication studies major from Independence) is nominated for Best Station Identification; this piece is played at the top of the hour and involves a 15 second mix of sound effects, music beats and includes the legal ID for KCMU.

Thomas Gilson (­­sophomore interdisciplinary studies major from Fayette) has been nominated for Best Live Music. Finally, the three-member team of Angelica Randall, Todd King (senior communication studies major from Springfield) and Nick Ruffy (sophomore pre-major student from Lake Ozark) were nominated for Best Station Contest/Promotional Event.

They coordinated Random Acts of Kindness Week activities which took place in September, including a Facebook campaign that encouraged people on campus to randomly act kind towards others, and passing out wristbands and awarding prizes.

Dr. Cherry serves as KCMU Eagle Radio faculty advisor.


Posted February 18, 2014