Published Monday, December 18th, 2023
John Campbell and Grant Ferrell have been nominated for Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Media Awards. Award winners will be announced at the IBS annual conference in March 2024.
Wayne State College students John Campbell, Grand Island, and Grant Ferrell, Lincoln, have been nominated for Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Media Awards.
Award winners will be announced at the IBS annual conference March 1-2, 2024, in New York City. IBS is an 83-year-old, volunteer-led organization that supports the students, faculty, and staff of college and high school media outlets.
Campbell’s nomination is in the video section of the Best Station Promotion category for his “KWSC advisor promo.”
Campbell, a 2020 graduate of Grand Island Northwest High School, is a junior majoring in Sports Media. In addition to being on-air talent for KWSC-FM radio, he works as the creative producer of videography and photography for Wayne State’s Athletic Department.
Campbell covered the Wayne State football and volleyball teams’ regular seasons, as well as the volleyball team’s appearances at the Central Region Finals in St. Paul, Minn., and the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa.
In the spring, Campbell won two Golden Leaf Awards as sports editor for The Wayne Stater, the college newspaper. He won first place in the Best Display Ad category for his “Wildcat October Schedule” and second place for his “Central Region Tournament Graphic.”
Ferrell’s nomination is in the Best Station or Event Promo category for his promotion of the “Deux Femmes Pianistes” concert by Wayne State’s Department of Music.
Ferrell, a 2021 graduate of Lincoln Northeast High School, is a junior majoring in Electronic Media.
In October, Ferrell took home fourth place in the Best Feature News Reporting category during the College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards in Orlando, Fla. He was nominated for his work on the feature story “Detour Nebraska: Nebraska Legislature” and for his contributions to collegiate broadcasting and student media.
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’m extremely proud of the work that John and Grant have produced the past few years, and for everything they have done to promote student media at Wayne State,” said Dr. Sean X. Ahern, associate professor of communication arts at Wayne State and advisor for KWSC-FM radio. “These nominations are well-deserved.”
KWSC-FM radio (91.9 The Cat) 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.
In the fall semester, students produced more than 60 hours of sports coverage on KWSC-FM radio, which included the weekly sports show “Cat Talk.” The show featured interviews with coaches and players on various Wayne State athletic teams and interviews with freshmen Sports Media majors.
For more information about Wayne State’s Department of Communication Arts, visit www.wsc.edu/commarts.