By Alyson Prigge ’20
Broadcasting students from Goshen College’s 91.1 The Globe and FiveCore Media won three national awards in the College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards. The CBI convention was held on October 26, 2018, recognized the best in student production across the nation.
Laura Hoover, a senior broadcasting major from Chesterton, Indiana, and Brandon Vires, a senior psychology major from Warren, Michigan, received first place in “Best Regularly Scheduled Program Audio” for their Swinging after 11 audio piece. Riley Mills, a film production major from Milltown, Indiana, Tim Litwiller, a film production major from Phoenix, Arizona, and Tabitha Immanuel, a film production and theater double major from New Delhi, India, received third place in “Best Documentary/Public Affairs Video” for their Deep Dive: A Midwestern Legacy in the Florida Keys film piece. The staff of Globe Media also received a third place award for “Best Social Media Presence.”
“A project like Deep Dive is why I came to Goshen College,” said Assistant Professor of Communication Kyle Hufford. “The ability to offer these types of enriching hands-on-learning opportunities to students is invaluable. Students learn what it’s like to be a part of a real film set in an intensive and immersive semester off campus like this. It’s an honor to get national recognition for our documentary film. The students worked hard and it’s rewarding to see that hard work pay off. ”
“Winning CBI is honestly both a bit overwhelming and exciting,” first place recipient Laura Hoover said. “We always knew what we wanted to do. We wanted share our style of music with as many people as possible and have fun doing it.”
WGCS has been on the air since 1958 and is run by General Manager Jason Samuel and Student Station Manager Laura Hoover. It is one of the college’s most popular co-curricular activities, preparing students to become broadcast professionals while providing a service to the Michiana community.
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 www.goshen.edu/communication.