Jeremiah Sherrill (left) and Zack Begley (right) on air in the new WGCS studio in the Newcomer Center.

Broadcasting students bring home national BEA, IBS awards

Goshen College’s student-run radio station, 91.1 FM The Globe (WGCS) received 29 award nominations and five first-place awards at the 81st annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s (IBS) Multimedia Conference, more than any other school in the competition. Fifteen students also shared six awards from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Usually held in New York City, broadcasting students gathered to watch the IBS awards show virtually on March 6 in the new Center for Communication Studies building at Goshen College. They were joined virtually with more than a thousand other college radio and television students from across the country.

“After four years in college working for the Globe, this year is by far the most impressive year for awards,” said Kadie Daye, Globe student station manager.It says a lot that the staff accumulated the most amount of nominations in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System competition.

Daye earned best on-air personality awards from both IBS and BEA in 2021, as well as from College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) and IBS in 2020, making her a four-time winner in three competitions in this category.

“It’s an honor to be the station manager and be part of the near-63-year legacy,” Daye said.

The BEA awards winners will be recognized in a live virtual event on March 29th. The winners were selected from a pool of over 1,300 entries, representing over 250 colleges and universities in the following competitions: audio, documentary, film and video, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, sports and two-year colleges.

“Awards are recognition for a year’s worth of creative content and day-to-day excellence,” said Jason Samuel, assistant professor of communication and general manager of The Globe. “We see it in the studio and the classroom. I’m very proud of this staff for their commitment to one another and the Globe legacy. This group will always be special for managing a demanding co-curricular and a deadly pandemic with poise and passion.”

“Despite everything these students have been through this past year, the entire Globe staff maintained the culture of excellence that our program is known for,” said Kyle Hufford, associate professor of communication and Globe TV executive producer. “These awards represent something far more significant than a trophy. The multiple national awards demonstrate how committed these students have been to their work under less than ideal situations.”

First-place winners for the IBS Awards include:
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  • Kadie Daye, a senior broadcasting major from Valparaiso, Indiana, won ‘Best On-Air Personality” and the Len Mailloux IBS Student Management award for Best Radio Student Station Manager.
  • Nathan Pauls, a senior communication major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, won the Len Mailloux IBS Student Management award for Best Radio Program Director.
  • Zachariah Begly, a senior broadcasting and journalism double major from Evanston, Illinois; Nathan Pauls; and Amelia Turnbull, a first-year broadcasting major from Fort Wayne, Indiana, won “Best Political News Coverage.”
  • Jim Fisher, a community volunteer, won ‘Best Community Volunteer Program.”


Winners for the BEA Awards Include:

  • 1st place, “Best On-Air Personality,” with On Air With Kadie:” Kadie Daye, senior broadcasting major from Valparaiso, Indiana.
  • 1st place, Student Film & Video Competition, “Studio” category with “A Festival of Carols:” Jackson Steinmetz, a sophomore film production and communication major from Bluffton, Ohio; Court Templeton, a sophomore film production and writing major from Saint Louis, Missouri; Daniel Robles, a senior communications major with a science minor from Goshen; and Hugh Birky, a senior engineering physics major with a Spanish minor from Goshen.
  • 2nd place, Best Radio Newscast” with “Globe News Report:” Nathan Pauls, a senior communication major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • 3rd place, “Best Promo/PSA/Commercial” with “Spooktober Costume Contest Promo:” Dante Stanton, a first-year broadcasting major from Elkhart, Indiana.
  • 3rd place, Student Interactive Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Competition, “Multimedia Storytelling” category with “Cymbeline; Interrupted:” Shianne Harrison, a senior theater and film production major from Elkhart, Indiana; Jacob Claassen, a theater and art major from Syracuse, Indiana; Jehan Wagenaar, an Informational Technology major from Dayton, Ohio; Salvador Escamilla, a senior computer science major from Elkhart, Indiana; and Aaron George, a 2020 graduate.
  • Award of excellence, Specialty Program & Podcasts, “Best Specialty Program” for “The Breakfast Blend Morning Show:” Kadie Daye; Zachariah Begly, a senior broadcasting and journalism major from Evanston, Illinois; Gabriella Klopfenstein, a junior public relations major from Goshen; and William Troyer, a senior broadcasting major from Goshen.


About the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems Awards:

An organization with a membership of over one thousand non-profit, education-affiliated radio stations and webcasters. Founded in 1940, IBS is headquartered in New Windsor, New York, with a legal office in Washington, D.C. In addition to providing support for establishing and operating noncommercial radio and webcast operations, it frequently represents its members with FCC negotiations, copyright issues, and litigation.


About the Broadcast Education Association Awards: 

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs, and regional district activities provide opportunities for juried production competition and presentation of current scholarly research related to aspects of the electronic media. These areas include media audiences, economics, law and policy, regulation, news, management, aesthetics, social effects, history, and criticism, among others. BEA is concerned with electronic media curricula, placing an emphasis on interactions among the purposes, developments, and practices of the industry and imparting this information to future professionals. BEA serves as a forum for exposition, analysis and debate of issues of social importance to develop members’ awareness and sensitivity to these issues and to their ramifications, which will ultimately help students develop as more thoughtful practitioners.


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 Globe TV. To learn more visit