Wayne State College

WSC Student Grant Ferrell Wins 2024 National Broadcasting Award

Published Monday, March 4th, 2024

Grant Ferrell won first place in the Best Station or Event Promo category at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Media Awards held March 2.

Grant FerrellWayne State College student Grant Ferrell of Lincoln won first place in the Best Station or Event Promo category during the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Media Awards held March 2 in New York City.

Ferrell’s award was 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 2023, 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 Spring 2023, 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 Grant and all of the work he has done the past few years and for everything he has 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.

Award winners were announced at the IBS annual conference. IBS is an 84-year-old, volunteer-led organization that supports the students, faculty, and staff of college and high school media outlets.


91.9 The CatAbout KWSC-FM

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 2023 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.