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Radio-TV-film students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh continue to garner national accolades for their productions.  Five entries from UWO have been announced as finalists in the College Broadcasters, Incorporated national production competition.

The Titan TV program Tales from a College Dorm received two honors.  The episode “One Word” was cited in the category for best general television entertainment program and the episode “Best Time of Your Life” was named in the category for best television comedy.  The series was produced by Joe Chitel and Josh Murphy and written by Chitel and Brian Markovich with Chitel, Murphy and Markovich sharing directing duties.  Markovich and Murphy were also in the cast along with Matthew Scales, Katie Harnisch, Callie Mills and Pat McCann.  Tales from a College Dorm will return for a second season this fall on Titan TV.

The Titan TV children’s series Titan Forest was honored in the category for best technical production of a television program.  The series was produced by Ben Cleveland and directed by Nick Bartol.  Also in the production were Brian Urbanek, technical director; Mallory Jacobsen, floor director; Jade Ertel, camera operator; Amy Richards, sound operator; Martha Xiong, master control operator and actors Dana Sekeres, John Gerber and Jaime Bender.

In the category for best special broadcast, the Titan TV show Firetales was cited for its episode entitled “Final Cut.”  It was produced by Brittney Berna, Kayde Fisher, and Louis Zimmerle.  Berna is currently the student station manager of Titan TV.  Other students involved in the production include Zimmerle and Peter Murphy, directors; Josh Murphy, director of photography; and actors Berna, Josh Balthazor, and JP Russell.  Titan TV will be presenting an encore presentation of Firetales during the month of October.

In the category for best radio sports reporting, WRST was named a national finalist for a sports update by Tyler Thrune.  Thrune is currently program director for WRST.

Over 440 entries were received by CBI contest judges from universities throughout the U.S.  This is the first year Titan TV has entered the competition and the second year for WRST.  Last year, WRST took first place in the best radio DJ category.

The first place winners will be announced at the CBI Annual Convention, October 27-31 in Louisville.

Randall Davidson, Radio-TV-film, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.