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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

PSU student broadcasters are national finalists again

Some promising student broadcasters at Pittsburg State University are in the running for national honors. PSU's cable access station, CAPS 13, is a finalist in two categories for the 2006 National Student Production Awards, which will be presented on Oct. 27 in St. Louis. The awards, sponsored by Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc., recognize the best in student electronic media production from across the U.S.

Troy Comeau, director of broadcasting at PSU, said more than 100 student radio and television stations had the opportunity to compete in 24 categories in this year’s student awards.

CAPS 13 is a finalist for "Best Sports Play-By-Play" and "Best Special Broadcast."

The entry in the "Best Sports Play-By-Play" category is the production of the Northwest Missouri vs. Pittsburg State football regional playoff final with Trent Kling, a junior Communication major from Wichita. The entry in the "Best Special Broadcast" category is "Grave," written and produced by Kevin Pickman, a senior Communication major from Atchison.

Other students involved in the sports production were Angelo Fears, a sophomore from Atchison; Lori Wadhams, a senior from Stilwell, Kan.; Christina Brown, a senior from Joplin, Mo.; Kabrey Miller, a senior from Oswego; Zach Howard, a senior from Pittsburg; Gabe Mader, a junior from Garnett; Alicia Mason, a graduate student from Pittsburg; Donovan Reidel, a senior from Rocky Comfort, Mo.; and Anthony Moreno, a senior from Lee's Summit, Mo.

Students working with Pickman on "Grave" included Daniel Shepard, a senior from Independence, Mo.; Josh Ames, a senior from Winfield, Kan.; Jacob Schreiner, a senior from Sharon, Kan.; Kristen Livingston, a senior from Neodesha, Kan.; and Scott Sims, a senior from Pittsburg.

This is the second out of three years that Pittsburg State has been recognized nationally in sports play-by-play. CAPS 13 was a finalist in 2004. The category was eliminated in 2005 because of a postal error.

"It is wonderful to be recognized nationally for what we do." Comeau said. "I've always felt that students can get involved early at Pittsburg State and that experience pays off. To be honored with some of the big name schools from around the country shows how good our students are."

Broadcast advisers are Comeau and Vic Miller.

For more information on the National Student Production Awards go to www.askcbi.org.

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