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Three Sycamores place in statewide college broadcasting competition

March 11, 2015

Indiana State University students have won three awards in the 2015 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters competition. IASB is an organization consisting of and supporting Indiana high schools and colleges to promote professional excellence and student recognition in the area of media education.

Senior Kurt Darling of Brownsburg, who works for campus radio station WZIS, won two awards.

"I was very pleased about the results," Darling said. "I placed first in radio sportscast, which is what I was shooting for. I placed second in radio newscast, which I was kind of surprised about but it is an awesome accomplishment nonetheless."

Rich Green, WZIS/WISU general manager, who assisted Kurt at WZIS, said, "Winning these awards is great. Kurt has put in a lot of hard work this semester and it's nice to see that pay off. Anytime a student wins an award like this it reflects positively on the station and serves as an incentive for other students."

Senior Sadie All of West Terre Haute and sophomore HyeIn Ko of Seoul, South Korea, who are a part of Sycamore Video, competed together and won third place in the division of television spot production.

Entries into the competition include radio, audio, television and video. All entries must have been produced for a class, student media organization or college-owned media entity to be eligible in the contest.

WZIS, 90.7 FM, is the student-staffed radio station. It broadcasts popular music, news and public affairs, and sports to the Wabash Valley. At the station, students work as disc jockeys, sports announcers and commentators, news and public affairs reporters and hosts, station directors and managers, and in promotions, underwriting or audio production.

At Sycamore Video, students are involved in producing television shows that are cablecast on Channel 20 on the campus cable system and also presented on Each week, the staff produces a news program and interview show, and short video pieces are created throughout the week. Students work behind the camera and microphone, as video reporters and television anchors, in video editing, as technicians in the television production studio, and as video production managers.

Contact: Stacy Brownbridge, Student Media, Indiana State University, 812-237-3984 or