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March 24, 2011

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University radio, TV stations receive seven awards

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s radio and television stations received seven awards, including first place in the Best DeeJay Personality category, from the 2011 Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the annual student broadcast awards competition.Baker-0979

Baker, competing against universities and colleges of all sizes, was Kansas’ lone private university to be honored.

KNBU-FM 89.7, Baker’s radio station, excelled in Best DeeJay Personality, winning four of the six awards for best deejays. Michael Wissman, of Lenexa, Kan., received the top honor.

“I hoped we would do well, but this has surpassed my expectations,” said Joe Watson, adviser to KNBU-FM & KNBU-TV.

The Baker students will be recognized during an award ceremony April 5 in Topeka.

Here are Baker’s award winners:


Best Dee Jay Personality

First: Michael Wissmann, Lenexa, Kan., “Disciple X”

Second: Calvin Pearce, Lawrence, “Coast 2 Coast Radio”

Honorable mention: Cate Richards, Baldwin City, Kan., “The Catacombs” and Genevieve Des Marteau, Lawrence, “Exposure”

Best Station Promotional Activity

Second: The Staff of KNBU-FM, “Baldwin City Breakdown”


Best Taped Newscast

Second: “Orangeline,” The Staff of KNBU-TV

Best Hard News Report

Second: Ashley Payne, Independence, Mo., “Maple Leaf Festival”


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