On Oct. 27, the College Media Association (CMA) gave out their “Pinnacle” College Media and Web Tech Awards at their annual convention in New Orleans. Brandon Kinnard of WRST was one of three finalists in the category for best radio sportscast. The entry previewed last year’s football matchup between UW Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater.
On Nov. 2, College Broadcasters, Incorporated (CBI) presented their student production awards at their annual convention in San Antonio. There were 700 entries in the competition from more than 100 colleges and universities. Three UWO productions were national finalists:
- In the television category for Best General Entertainment Program, the Titan TV program Work in Progress was honored. The episode “The Importance of Being Honest” was produced by Justine Braun (creator/writer), Tyler Frodl (director of photography), Kyle Kohl (director), David Seering (editor) and producers Ryan Von Drasek, Reegan Wallander, Megan Lemire and Janelle Schmidt.
- In the radio category for Best Sports Play-by-Play, WRST was a national finalist with its entry from last fall’s UWO football matchup against UW-Whitewater. The call was by Alex Crowe and Brandon Kinnard and the broadcast was produced by Tyler Lance.
- In the radio category for Best Sports reporting, the Kinnard UWO/UW-Whitewater football preview segment was honored.
Seven UWO students attended the conference along with UWO Director of Television Services Justine Stokes. During the conference, Titan TV’s Braun and Seering led a discussion about developing content for college television stations. Also, WRST co-news director Spencer Wagen co-chaired a panel on the use of syndicated programming in college radio.