Nine NMU students received awards in the annual competition sponsored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB). They were recognized March 14 at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing. The competition recognizes achievements in radio and television at the high school and college levels.
Some of the students are shown on the floor of the Michigan House after the awards ceremony with Representatives Rich Brown and Stephen Adamini. Pictured (from left) are: Brandon Thomas, Brown, Gavin Telfer, Chuck Ganzert (CAPS), Kayla Rice, Ed Brown, Jamie Thompson, Adamini and Katie Wagner.
NMU student award winners in the MAB competition were: Ed Brown, honorable mention, talk show; Adam Czarnecki, honorable mention, daily radio newscast/news feature; Jerry Hume, honorable mention, news feature/magazine program; Airen Olszewski, honorable mention, daily radio newscast/news feature; Kayla Rice, second place, daily radio newscast/news feature; Diana Shannon, honorable mention, daily radio newscast/news feature; Gavin Telfer, second place, daily radio newscast/news feature; Brandon Thomas, first place, television newscast; and Matt Wellens, honorable mention, talk show.
In the photo at right, Dwight Brady (CAPS) is shown accepting an award on behalf of WNMU-TV for a program titled "The U.P. 200: A Community Pulling Together." It was produced by Brady's advanced video field production class and received the "best" award in the sports, outdoor and recreation category for Group 1, which is comprised of public television stations with a budget of less than $6 million.