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April 4, 2012
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Students honored at Kansas Association of Broadcasters competition

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s student-led radio and television stations received 10 awards, including four first-place honors from the 2012 Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the annual student broadcast awards competition. KNBU-FM and KNBU-TV students placed first in public affairs programming, research paper, 30-second commercial/public service announcement and documentary.KAB2

Baker, which won seven awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters last year, competed against universities and colleges of all sizes. The Baker students will be recognized May 5 at the annual scholars symposium on the Baldwin City campus.

“Winning these awards competing against major public universities in the state makes the awards all the more satisfying,” said Joe Watson, adviser to KNBU-FM and KNBU-TV.

Here are the Baker award winners:

Public Affairs Programming

First: Kathy Wilson, Baldwin City, Kan., senior, "B-Town Talk"

Research Paper

First: Brad Barnes, junior, Gardner, Kan., "Why We Do the Things We Do: A Look at Uses and Gratifications"

:30 Commercial/PSA

First: KNBU-TV Staff, "SAS Man"


First: Mary Loveland, 2011 graduate, Wichita, Kan., "Thailand's Presence in the United States"

Dee Jay Personality

Second: Gloria Atanmo, senior, Phoenix, Ariz.

Complete Taped Newscast

Second: KNBU-TV Staff, "Orangeline"

Complete Sports Feature

Second: Brad Barnes, junior, Gardner, Kan., “Theresa Yetmar”

Honorable Mention: Patrick Mirch, senior, Bentonville, Ark., "Soccer Families"

Sportscast category

Second: Brad Barnes, junior, Gardner, Kan., "Wildcat Sports Report."

Enterprise News Package

Honorable Mention, Brad Barnes, junior, Gardner, Kan., "Social Networking at Baker"


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