Globe staff (bottom row, from left): Laura Hoover, Spencer Buttermore, Zachariah Begly, Bradley Stoltzfus. Second row: Benjamin Hathaway, William Troyer, Riley Friesner, Jason Samuel, Allison Prigge, Karen Ramos, Tanner Camp and Kadie Spoor.

WGCS ‘The Globe’ honored with 20 national Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards

Goshen College’s 91.1 FM The Globe (WGCS) received five first-place awards and was named a finalist in a total of 20 categories, including Best College Station in the nation, at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s (IBS) 78th Annual Conference on March 3 in New York City.

“Our students continue to create the highest quality content in the college broadcasting realm,” said Jason Samuel, WGCS General Manager and assistant professor of communication. “The national level recognition is proof that The Globe’s legacy of excellence is in good hands. I am extremely proud of them.”

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is the oldest running collegiate broadcasting association in the United States. Goshen College competes against a wide range of schools, from large NCAA division I universities to other small liberal arts colleges.

“This recognition is humbling,” said Brad Stoltzfus, co-station manager, said. “The Globe staff puts in so much time and effort to make the best possible product for our community and these awards reassure us that we are doing an excellent job.”

National 1st Place Winners

  • Brad Stoltzfus, a senior broadcasting major from from Goshen, Indiana, for Best Station Contest, featuring his Deep Roots Festival Ticket Giveaway.
  • Laura Hoover, a junior broadcasting major from Chesterton, Indiana, for Best Play-by-Play (Other) for her coverage of Goshen College Women’s Volleyball.
  • Riley Friesner, a sophomore broadcasting major from Elkhart, Indiana, for Best Radio Station Promotional Director.
  • Riley Mills, a senior communication major from Milltown, Indiana, for Best Television News Director.
  • The Globe Sports Department was honored with the national award for Best Sports Coverage.

In addition to the five first place awards, The Globe staff also received fifteen national finalist nominations in the radio, television, operations and management categories. These include:

  • Spencer Buttermore, a senior broadcasting major from Waterloo, Indiana, for Best Sports Update.
  • Riley Mills, for Best Station Promotion.
  • Brad Stoltzfus, for Best Sports Play-By-Play (TV).
  • Laura Hoover, for Best Radio Drama, Best Use of Graphics, and Best Sports Director.
  • Tanner Camp, a sophomore broadcasting major from Angola, Indiana, for Best Sports Report and Best Station Promotion.
  • Riley Friesner, for Best Live Music Broadcast.
  • Zachariah Begly, a first-year broadcasting major from Evanston, Illinois, for Best Use of Video in Radio Studio and Best Station Promotion.
  • Kadie Spoor, a first-year broadcasting major from Valparaiso, Indiana, for Best Use of Video in Radio Studio.
  • Jason Samuel, general manager and assistant professor of communication, for Best Faculty Advisor.

In addition to being named a finalist for Best College Station in the Nation, the station is also recognized as a national finalist in five other categories for Best Overall Sports Coverage, Best Staff Training Method, Best Music Selection, Best Station Giveaway Item and Best Station Facilities.

“I am so thankful for all of the sports staff that made this possible,” said Hoover, who is the station’s sports director. “For my broadcast partners on the mic to the board ops back at the station; everyone matters and makes these awards possible.”

“From the start of the contest season, the staff members have worked hard and made great pieces,” said Spencer Buttermore, who is a co-station manager. “The staff working hard was key, but we also could not be successful without the support of the faculty that make up the communication department at Goshen College. The Globe also gets tremendous support from listeners all around the world, which makes the staff work that much harder. The entire experience of the IBS conference was a great chance for the staff to learn and grow.”

About the Goshen College Communication Department:

The Goshen College Communication Department has been recognized in the state and nation for its excellence in broadcasting, journalism, speech, film production and writing. The department has been named Indiana TV and Radio school of the year multiple times, Best College Radio station in the nation twice, Indiana Broadcasters Association Best Radio Station, Best College Newspaper in the state and many more. Students from Goshen College’s Communication Program get hands on learning opportunities with the department’s co-curriculars like, The Record, PRSSA, WGCS 91.1 The Globe, FiveCore Media and GCTV. To learn more visit