Goshen College communication students score big at state broadcasting awards

Goshen College communication students received 27 awards including ‘Radio School of the Year’ during this year’s Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) College Awards Luncheon. This is the fifth consecutive year GC has been named ‘Radio School of the Year’, and the ninth time in 12 years, more than any other school.

Of the 27 awards students received, 11 were first-place honors across the competition. The college was also honored with Sports School of the Year in the first year for the category. GC placed second in the News Division and tied for second place in the Video Division.

This is the first year of a new format for the college broadcasting competition. In years past, colleges and universities competed in the Radio School of the Year and Television School of the Year divisions. The television category has been renamed video and three new divisions were added to the contest: Sports School of the Year, News School of the Year, and Emerging Media School of the Year. Each division consists of seven or eight categories that are judged with the top three submissions factoring into a “3-2-1” points system used to determine the overall standings in each division. Schools were also limited in the total number of entries across all divisions.

Students are being recognized for their work with co-curricular programs in the Communication Department: the college’s radio station, 91.1 The Globe, GlobeTV, and video production company, FiveCore Media.

Radio Division

Amelia Lee, a junior broadcasting major from Fort Wayne, Indiana, led the way for all students with 10 awards across the competition, including first place honors for Radio Interview and Radio Talk Show with Dante Stanton, a junior broadcasting major from Elkhart, Indiana. Lee also picked up second place honors for Radio Imaging, Radio Copywriting, Air Personality, and Radio Show with Alyssa McDonald, a sophomore broadcasting major from Salt Lake City, Utah and Collin Echols, a sophomore broadcasting major from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dante Stanton, received eight total awards including first place selection for Radio Spot Production and Radio Show, where he partnered with Tyson Miller, a sophomore communications major from Syracuse, Indiana and Seth Smith Kauffman, a sophomore communications major from Goshen, and a third place award for Radio Interview.

Mike Murrell, a junior broadcasting major from Mishawaka, Indiana, won the first place award for Air Personality.

The Globe received 24 points to finish first in the radio division; The University of Southern Indiana took second with seven points and Indiana State University was third with five points. This is the ninth title in the past 12 years for the radio station, the most by any school since IASB first hosted the competition in 2005.

“This one is special. It’s hard for anyone but us to know how much this year’s competition meant. Our students are exceptionally talented storytellers who know how to craft content worth hearing, watching and reading,” said Jason Samuel, general manager for The Globe.

Sports Division

In the sports division, Stanton led the way with a first place award for Radio Sportscast, second place for Video Sports Program, third place for Sporting Event Broadcast with Smith Kauffman and third place for Radio Sports Talk Show with, Miller, Murrell, and Gabe Kermode, a senior broadcasting major from Boulder City, Nevada; Echols was awarded a second place honor for radio sportscast and third place for basketball play-by-play; McDonald and Kate Bodiker, a first-year film production major from Berlin, Ohio received first place for their radio sports talk show, Locker Room Talk.

The Globe received 13 points to finish first in the sports division; The University of Indianapolis came in second with 11 points; Ball State took third place with eight points.

News Division

Lee led the way in the news division, with first place honors in radio newscast and photojournalism. She also received third place in radio news report and radio in-depth; McDonald was honored with second place in the radio newscast category.

Ball State University won the division with 14 points. Goshen College finished  second with ten points. Indiana University scored nine points, landing them in third place.

Video Division

Bodiker led the way in the video division with two first place awards, video copywriting and video spot production with Joshua Garcia a junior film production major from Elkhart, Indiana,  and Jeremiah Sherrill a 2023 film production graduate from Goshen, Indiana; McDonald, received second place for video copywriting; Sarah Lopez Ramirez, a junior film production major from South Bend, Indiana, took home second place for cinematography.

Huntington University won the video division with 14 points. Goshen College tied for second place with Ball State University, at ten points. In fourth place was Taylor University with four points.

Emerging Media Division 

The Globe Staff was honored with third place for social media presence for their instagram account.

“I am so proud of the hard work and dedication that the staff showed,” said Amelia Lee, student station manager. “A lot was thrown at us, but we were able to overcome these new changes. We showed up and showed out at the awards ceremony. I am excited for the future of The Globe with these dedicated individuals.”

Indiana Broadcasters Association Scholarship Recipients

Dante Stanton received the $5,000 scholarship for the third year in a row.

Amelia Lee is a recipient of the scholarship for the second year in a row.

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/communicationwww.globeradio.orgwww.fivecoremedia.com