UTM students earn broadcast honors
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 05.17.13
Three students from WUTM 90.3 FM “The Hawk,” the University of Tennessee at Martin student radio station, won awards in the recent Associated Press College Broadcast Contest.
The awards were presented at the Tennessee AP Broadcasters College Career Day at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
UTM junior MaryLynn Williams of Franklin won second place in Best Radio Sports Coverage with her entry of a homecoming interview with UT Martin alumnae and UT women’s head basketball coach emeritus Pat Head Summitt.
Tiffany Logan, a senior from Union City, won second-place honors in Best Public Affairs for a Student Government Association roundup.
Senior Mark Hall of Union City won first place in Best Radio Sports Coverage for his entry of “One-on-One,” featuring an interview with UT Martin head soccer coach Phil McNamara regarding the soccer team’s winning the Ohio Valley Conference and advancing to its second consecutive NCAA tournament.
Hall also won the radio Best in Show award for his interview with McNamara and received $100.
Earlier this spring, WUTM won its third consecutive platinum award from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. The platinum award is the highest award granted by the IBS for outstanding and highest broadcasting excellence.
The student-run station also won IBS awards for the Best Podcast in public affairs programing and the Best Sports Talk Program.
“These most recent awards for WUTM illustrate the dedication and commitment to quality that are demonstrated by the station staff members. I’m so proud of these top students for their outstanding efforts,” said Dr. Richard Robinson, WUTM faculty adviser and communications professor.
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