WCRX-FM Wins National Radio Awards and Radio Students Win Best New Ad Competition
Congratulations to Students Matt Brousseau, Amber Calderon, Dan
Pasquerelli, Amanda Wheaton and students from the WCRX Practicum.
WCRX-FM students won two 1st place awards for student work at the Intercollegiate
Broadcasting System (IBS) 72nd Annual Student Radio Awards Ceremony in
NYC. Marco Scola won first place for Best News Feature for his piece, "Occupy Chicago," and students from the Radio Dramatic Series taught by George Zarr and Marssie Mencotti, were honored in the Best Radio Drama category for, "Inner Demons." In addition, seven WCRX-FM pieces received finalist recognition from IBS.
The IBS Student Radio Awards ceremony recognizes stations for their achievements across a number of categories ranging from awards for production, radio drama, creative programming, best radio personalities, public affairs shows, and sports play-by-play.
Students Matt Brousseau, Amber Calderon, Dan
Pasquerelli, and Amanda Wheaton won first place for their commercial entry, "Evil Printer," in a BestNewAd.com
competition sponsored by Cartridge World. Along with the first place trophy, they will share a $300.00 prize.
The winning effort was one of six student teams from the Radio Department in a contest that featured over two hundred online entries from various universities and colleges. Dan Pasquerelli and Amber Calderon from the Voiceover I
course provided the voices, and Dan had this to say about the win: "This really means a lot to me. I've never won any sort of award, so I don't really know what to think right now!" Amanda Wheaton from the Writing for Radio
class wrote the commercial. She offered this about the writing process: "I wrote it the night before class, it just came to me randomly. The win is absolutely awesome, it's great to get a start in the real world." Senior Radio major Matt Brousseau who produced the spot commented, "Once I put the pieces of the puzzle together, I knew we had the right combination. It's a great feeling. Congratulations to the whole group and thank you to the voters."
partners with education and business communities, offering competitions for students to create "Best New Ads."
You can listen to the winning commercial below: