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Monday, March 07, 2011

USI's radio station receives national awards

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Wendy Knipe Bredhold
Media Relations Specialist, News & Information Services
The University of Southern Indiana radio station The Edge (AM-820, 90.7 FM-HD2, has won three national awards in the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Arts.

Junior Mick Joest placed second in the student PSA/Promo/Commercial student category for his promotional announcement Jilted. This is the second national award Joest has won this school year.

Junior Jeremy Luman received an honorable mention for his promotional announcement titled Bro Fight.

John Morris, faculty advisor/general manager for The Edge and USI instructor in radio and television, received an Award of Excellence in the Faculty Long Form Audio competition. Morris' production of Heroes of the Tri-State: Paul "P.G." Williams was the fourth episode in a radio drama series that chronicled the World War II stories of Tri-state residents. This marks the second consecutive year that an episode of Heroes of the Tri-State was recognized by the BEA. The World War II radio drama series is available to area educators upon request.

The BEA Festival of Arts judged a total of 913 entries from 143 colleges and universities in a total of 15 categories.

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