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Monday, January 02, 2006
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WMUL students receive three Bronze Omni Awards
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Students from WMUL-FM, Marshall University’s public radio station, received three Bronze Omni Awards in The Omni Intermedia Awards Fall 2005 Radio Competition. The winners were announced Dec. 16 by Media Corp. Inc. in Lexington, Ky.
The Bronze Omni Award winning entries by WMUL-FM were in the Radio Commercials, Promos and PSAs, and Radio Sports Play-By-Play categories. The latest awards bring the 2005-2006 total for WMUL students to 30.
“This is an outstanding accomplishment to be recognized as having produced some of the better sports play-by-play and public service announcements in the country,” said Dr. Chuck G. Bailey, professor of Electronic Media Management in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall and faculty manager of WMUL-FM.
“I am proud of the honor these Bronze Omni Awards bestow on WMUL-FM, the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Marshall University. This is truly a remarkable achievement considering that the Journalism and Mass Communications students are listed as winners alongside some of the nation’s more notable commercial production companies.”
Here are WMUL-FM’s Bronze Omni Award winning entries:
Best Public Service Announcement
“Didn’t You See?” an in-house public service announcement broadcast in WMUL-FM’s Public Service Announcement rotation from Wednesday, April 13, 2005 through the present time, written and produced by Jen Smith, a senior from Huntington.
Best Sports Play-By-Play
WMUL-FM’s broadcast of the Marshall University versus The Ohio State University football game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004. The students calling the game broadcast over 88.1 were football play-by-play announcer Vince Payne, a graduate student from Hansford, W.Va.; color commentator Alex Reed, a graduate student from Virginia Beach, Va., and engineer Brandon Millman, a junior from Huntington.
Best Sports Play-By-Play
WMUL-FM’s broadcast of the Marshall University versus the College of William and Mary football game at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005. The students calling the game broadcast over 88.1 were football play-by-play announcer Alex Reed, a graduate student from Virginia Beach, Va., and color commentator Dave Wilson, a junior from St. Marys, W.Va.
Radio entries were judged on audio quality and concept development. In order to judge the entries, the Omni Intermedia Awards brings together a wide variety of professionals working for highly respected companies.
Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Omni Awards come from radio stations, production facilities, advertising and public relations agencies, government entities, technicians, narrators, writers, and other professionals associated with the production of audio broadcasts and materials. Some Omni Award winners include Global Television, Television Suisse Romande, Canadian Television, ABC News, CBN International, National Geographic Ventures, MTV, VH1, U.S. Army, Canon USA, Telemundo, Warner Brothers, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Learning Channel, Eastman Kodak and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“The Omni Awards were created to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding media production in a variety of fields,” Jim Owens, Senior Administrator of the Omni Intermedia Awards, said. “This award recognizes the converging field of media production and rewards those companies who can capture the imagination and effectively communicate their message.”
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