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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

CAPS 13 at PSU receives 8 state awards

Pittsburg State University's CAPS 13 (Cable Access Pitt State) won eight wards at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters annual banquet in Topeka today.

Students from Pittsburg State competed in a variety of broadcasting categories against students from all other colleges and universities in the state of Kansas.

First place winners were Kevin Pickman, a senior from Atchison, for his undergraduate entertainment program "Grave" and Yu-Kai Lin, Taiwan, for his graduate entertainment program "Liberty Avenue."

Second place winners included Brad Hester, a senior from Bucyrus, Kan., for his 30-second public service announcement for "CrossQuest;" Hester and Brian Caulkins, a junior from Coffeyville, for their enterprise news package "Laundry;" Brandon Taylor, a senior from Lee's Summit, Mo., and Ene Tuyliyeva, a senior from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, for their public affairs program "SIFE Knows;" and Christina Brown, a senior from Joplin, Mo.; Jacob Schreiner, a senior from Sharon, Kan.; Kevin Pickman, a senior from Atchison, Melissa Young, a senior from Lamar, Mo.; Pam Peters, a senior from Richmond, Kan.; Ryan Anderson, a senior from Bartlesville, Okla.; Brice Rockers, a senior from Garnett, Kan.; Dannie Wesley, a senior from Miami, Okla.; Chesney Kraft, a senior from Burlington, Kan.; Josh Ames, a senior from Winfield, Kan.; Kristen Livingston, a senior from Neodesha, Kan.; Hester and Caulkins for their entertainment program "Gorillavision."

Honorable Mention also went to Trent Kling, a freshman from Wichita; Angelo Fears, a sophomore from Kansas City, Kan.; Lori Wadhams, a senior from Stilwell, Kan.; Zack Howard, a junior from Pittsburg; and Brown in the Sports Play-By-Play category for "NCAA D2 Playoffs vs. Northwest Missouri State" and the Student Association of Broadcasters and Dr. John Franklin's General Literature class for their entertainment program "Creative Productions."

CAPS 13 is Pittsburg State University's cable access channel airing student programming on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the school year. Troy Comeau, director of broadcasting is very proud of this year's accomplishments.

"Eight awards are the most we've ever won at Pittsburg State," Said Comeau, "I think this not only says a lot about the quality of students we have at Pitt State, but also to the commitment the administration has put into our program."

Comeau was referring to the recent facility upgrades and the additional faculty position in video/audio production that was given to the Communication Department for next fall.

"We are now in a position to grow and this is an exciting time for our communication students." said Comeau. "The administration saw our needs and the students of Pittsburg State are now beginning to reap the rewards of their hard work."

For more information, contact Troy O. Comeau, director of Broadcasting, 620-235-4721.

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