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WZIS nominated for 11 awards

January 31, 2018

Students and staff at Indiana State University’s radio station, WZIS-FM, 90.7, are finalists for 11 awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), including Best Student Station Manager, Best Faculty Advisor and Best College Radio Station on a campus with more than 10,000 students.

Corey Clark of Danville, Ind., is nominated for Best Student Station Manager for Radio. Rich Green, general manager of WISU and WZIS, is nominated for Best Faculty Advisor for Radio. WZIS is nominated for Best Use of Twitter.

Garrett Short of Beecher, Ill., is nominated for Best Newscast. Short is nominated with Clark for Best Sports Pre/Post Show Game. Short is also nominated twice in the Best Sports Report (Video/TV) category, once by himself, and once with Clark and Trent Buchannon of Franklin, Ind.

Ryan Gortney, an Indiana State graduate from Granger, Ind., is nominated for Best News Promotion and Best Station Promo. Gortney is also nominated for Best Station ID, alongside Mackenzie McKee of Terre Haute.

According to Green, the students’ hard work is what makes the radio station so successful.

“It’s more of an all-around effort than just one or two people, it’s a total team,” said Green. “We pride ourselves on being a family here; I think the students would tell you the same thing. I think that they feed off each other.”

Clark, a junior majoring in communication and media studies, agreed that it is a team effort. “It’s not just a one-man job. It’s everyone that works there.”

Clark said the team’s closeness helps their success. “We really just care about each other. We hang out outside of the station; every time someone is inside the station, we’ll just sit there and talk. Sometimes it’s not about work; sometimes it’s about personal life.”

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards is a national college radio competition. There are more than 1,000 IBS radio, TV, and webcasting stations.

Indiana State University students are finalists alongside students from colleges across the country. The winners of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards will be announced in March during the IBS Conference in New York City.

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Photo:  Indiana State Sycamores Garrett Short and Mackenzie McKee are "on-air" in WZIS studio. http://photos.indstate.edu/Other/Media-Services/Submitted-Photos/Staff-Uploads/i-DnZcpCh/A

Contact: Michaela Haase, strategic communication specialist, Indiana State Univeristy, Student Media, 812-237-2246

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Students and staff at Indiana State University’s radio station, WZIS-FM, 90.7, are finalists for eleven awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, including Best Student Station Manager, Best Faculty Advisor, and Best College Radio Station.

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