Multiple staff members from the University of Southern Indiana’s radio station, 820 The Edge, have been recognized for their achievements in three student broadcasting competitions conducted by the Broadcast Education Association, the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters, and the Intercollegiate Broadcasters System Competition.
The Edge Programming Director Kayla McCarty (freshman, Indianapolis) was awarded 3rd Place in the categories of “PSA/Promotional/Commercial” and “Air Personality” in the BEA Student Audio Competition. Mitch Mullis (sophomore, Evansville), assistant sports director, received an honorable mention in the category of “Sportscast”.
“I think Kayla has a lot of energy and does a great job of putting together a real personality-driven program. She has a lot of potential and should definitely break into professional commercial radio,” said a BEA judge.
In the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters Competition, Jeremy Lumen (senior, Evansville) and McCarty received first and second place, respectively, in the category of “Radio Spot Production” and Serena Jones placed second in the category of “Radio News Report”.
The Edge Sports Director Michael Robertson (sophomore, Osceola, IN) also received an award on the national level, receiving first place in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Competition for “Best Sports Update”.
“It is such an honor winning that award, especially going up against some of the best college broadcasters in the nation,” said Robertson.
“I am very proud of the accomplishments of the staff. They work extremely hard and I am glad to see that their efforts paid off. It’s such an extraordinary achievement for them all and a great way to end the year,” said The Edge General Manager John Morris.