Wayne State College

WSC Student Grant Ferrell Takes Home Fourth Place at CBI Awards

Published Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Grant Ferrell and Annabella Poland
Wayne State student Grant Ferrell (left) is pictured with Annabella Poland, president of College Broadcasters, Inc.

The junior from Lincoln placed fourth in the Best Feature News Reporting category.

Wayne State College student Grant Ferrell of Lincoln took home fourth place in the Best Feature News Reporting category during the College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards held Oct. 18-21 in Orlando, Fla.

Ferrell, a junior majoring in electronic media, was nominated for his work on the feature story “Detour Nebraska: Nebraska Legislature” and for his contributions to collegiate broadcasting and student media.

The National Student Production Awards provide a unique opportunity for students to showcase their work in a nationally recognized competition, with 29 college categories in audio, video, and multimedia and four Visual Media Festival categories.

In the spring, Ferrell won a second place Golden Leaf Award for Best Audio Promotional Announcement for his promotion of the Wayne State College Food Pantry.

“I am very proud of Grant for going to this conference on his own and promoting the great work of KWSC-FM,” said Dr. Sean X. Ahern, associate professor of communication arts at Wayne State and advisor for KWSC-FM radio. “I reached out to some other advisors and general managers at other schools affiliated with CBI, and they all said that Grant was a fantastic ambassador for Wayne State.”

KWSC-FM is a fully equipped broadcast radio station, operating 24 hours a day during the school year. KWSC-FM is one of the oldest campus radio stations in Nebraska, serving the Wayne community since 1971.

For more information about Wayne State’s Department of Communication Arts, visit www.wsc.edu/commarts.