Goshen College’s 91.1 The Globe has been named the Best College Radio Station in the Nation (enrollment under 10,000) by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) at its 82nd annual conference on March 5. This is the fourth national championship for The Globe. The station also won titles in 2011 and 2013 (IBS) and in 2017 from the Broadcast Education Association.
Overall, Goshen College received 19 nominations for the IBS Student Media Awards including two national winners.
“I am so proud of everyone’s accomplishments – whether they won or not, were nominated or not – everyone deserves to be recognized for their hard work over the year at The Globe,” said Gabriella Klopfenstein, Globe student station manager. “Being nominated as a station was amazing by itself, and then going on to win makes me so happy to be able to share this award with everyone involved. I am thankful for my time at The Globe and for all the people I connected with along the way.”
Thirteen individual students are included in the nominations. Dante Stanton, a sophomore broadcasting major from Elkhart, Indiana, led the way with seven nominations, and Amelia Turnbull, a sophomore broadcasting major from Fort Wayne, Indiana, with six. Both were Len Mallioux IBS Student Management Awards finalists.
“It’s truly an honor to be named Best Station in the Nation, especially considering the fierce competition for this prestigious award,”said Jason Samuel, associate professor of communication and WGCS general manager. “Winning is never easy, but it never gets old either. I commend our student staff on their continued pursuit of excellence and most importantly on their selflessness. Their ability to work together, for one another, has made this award all the more special.”
Winners for IBS individual awards include:
Best News Report: Courtney Templeton, a junior film major from St. Louis, Missouri, and Jeremiah Sherrill, a senior film major from Goshen.
Best Use of YouTube: Globe Staff
Finalists for IBS Awards include:
Best Commercial Promotion: Jackson Steinmetz, a junior film major from Bluffton, Ohio.
Best Variety Program: Eric Miller, a senior film major from Cleveland, Ohio; Sarah Lopez Rimerez, a sophomore film major from Elkhart, Indiana; Shianne Harrison, a 2021 graduate; Madison Swartzentruber, a senior film major from Goshen; Jeremiah Sherrill, Courtney Templeton and Jackson Steinmetz.
Best Press Release: Gabriella Klopfenstein, a senior public relations major from Goshen.
Best On-Air Personality: Seth Smith Kauffman, a first-year communication major from Goshen.
Best On-Air Personality: Amelia Turnbull, a second year broadcasting major from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Best News Promotion: Amelia Turnbull
Best Promo Series: Tyson Miller, first-year communication major from Goshen, Amelia Turnbull and Jeremiah Sherrill.
Best Newcast: Alyssa McDonald, first-year communication major from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Amelia Turnbull.
Best Sports Play-By-Play Broadcast: Dante Stanton, a sophomore broadcasting major from Elkhart, Indiana.
Best Promo Poster: Dante Stanton
Best Live Music Broadcast: Dante Stanton
Best Artist Interview: Dante Stanton
Best Sports Pre/Post Show: Dante Stanton and Seth Smith Kauffman
Best Morning Show: Dante Stanton, Amelia Turnbull and Seth Smith Kaufman.
Best Giveaway: Globe Staff
Best Pledge Drive: Globe Staff
Best College Radio Station (under 10,000 student enrollment): Globe Staff
Len Mallioux IBS Student Management Awards Nominees:
Dante Stanton is nominated for Best College Radio Sports Director. This is his first nomination for the award.
Amelia Turnbull is nominated for Best College Radio News Director. This is her first nomination for the award.
Kyle Hufford, associate professor of communication and Globe TV executive producer, is nominated for Best College TV Faculty Advisor. This is his second nomination for the award. He was also a finalist in 2019.
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.
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 www.goshen.edu/communication – www.globeradio.org – www.fivecoremedia.com