Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
November 13, 2017
KTSW-FM 89.9, the official radio station of Texas State University, brought home first place for "Best (Audio) Promotion" and second place for "Best Public Service Announcement” from the College Broadcasters, Inc. 2017 National Student Production Awards.
The awards were announced during CBI’s National Student Electronic Media Convention held November 2-4 in San Antonio.
KTSW-FM 89.9 received first place in the “Best Promo” category for its spot titled "Counterspin Promo." The 30-second spot encouraged listeners to tune in to the weekly syndicated talk radio program, Counterspin. The promotion was produced by students Anne Cox, Charles Massey and Patrick Vande Hey.
KTSW-FM 89.9 received second place in "Best PSA" for its "Graduation Confetti" public service announcement. This public service announcement warned students about the environmental dangers caused by throwing confetti on campus. "Graduation Confetti PSA" was produced by students Anne Cox and Andrew Wright.
"KTSW has consistently won awards from CBI," said Daniel Schumacher, the station's general manager. "Our wins this year show that KTSW continues to create content that can compete on a national level with what other college and university radio stations are producing.”
The National Student Production Awards recognized the best in student radio and television production. Students from around the country competed in multiple categories that were judged by industry professionals. CBI received more than 850 entries from student-run radio stations this year.
Chartered by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, KTSW-FM 89.9 is the official college radio station of Texas State University. Its mission is to curate music, events and content that connects to the San Marcos community, while serving as an educational workshop for Texas State students. This year, KTSW-FM 89.9 celebrates its 25th anniversary. For more information, visit ktsw.txstate.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Texas State University
Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.