Radio-TV-Film students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh have recently received national honors for their productions at the annual student media convention of the National Broadcasting Society in Washington D.C.
UW Oshkosh student Brian Markovich took a grand prize award in the category for best spec script. He was honored for an episode he penned for the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” With this award, UWO has now won 48 national awards for scriptwriting since the year 2000.
Another grand prize went to radio station WRST in the category for best audio news package. The segment was on Vice-President Joe Biden’s visit to UWO during the fall election season and featured on his comments on women’s rights. The segment was produced by WRST station manager Spencer Wagen and featured audio gathered by WRST news director Patrick Wucherer.
WRST also took home two honorable mention awards in the category for audio sports play-by-play programming. One came for the historic football matchup between UWO and UW-Whitewater. It featured WRST program director Brandon Kinnard and assistant sports director Alex Crowe on the call and was produced by station sports director Tyler Lance. The other play-by-play effort was a basketball call when the Titans played an exhibition game against UW-Madison. For that broadcast, Kinnard joined station production director and former station manager Tyler Thrune at the game with Wagen producing the broadcast.
WRST also received an honorable mention in the category for best audio promo. The effort was one by station fundraising director Tim Thiede for the Halloween edition of his weekly “Alternative 80s” program. Station manager Wagen assisted in the production.