BW students and faculty among the finalists in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards of Excellence in Radio/TV/Webcasting.

BW Student and Faculty Broadcasters Named Finalists in National Awards

January 1, 2015

Five Baldwin Wallace University students and two faculty members who contribute to BW’s WBWC-88.3 The STING radio station are among the finalists in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards of Excellence in Radio/TV/Webcasting.

From thousands of entries, 73 IBS Members—the top 10% of all submissions—were chosen as finalists in 52 categories. They will be recognized with a Golden or Silver Microphone during the 75th Annual International IBS College Radio/TV/Webcast Conference, March 6–8 in New York City.

The IBS Finalists from BW and their categories are as follows:

Best Promo Series - WBWC General Manager Liz Miller, a Senior Broadcasting and Mass Communications major from Columbus; Program Director Bruce Stacey, a Junior Broadcasting and Mass Communications major from Lisbon, Ohio; Music Director Michael Widman, a Senior Marketing and Public Relations double major from Bloomville, Ohio; and Production Consultant Todd Richards and Director of Broadcasting Joe Tarantowski, both on the faculty at BW

Best Liner - Bruce Stacey and Alex Nixon, a WBWC Deejay and Freshman Film major from Medina, Ohio

Best Underwriting Campaign - Cedar Point Halloweekends by Sam Trapp, Sophomore Broadcasting and Mass Communications major from Medina, Ohio.

WBWC, which first signed on in 1958 as the first totally student-run radio station in the United States, is a noncommercial, educational radio station that provides hands-on experience in communications, business writing, physics, electronics, performance, public relations, music and management.

“Throughout WBWC’s distinguished history, the station has provided real world experiences that have developed many successful graduates who are working in the field today,” said Tarantowski. “We appreciate the recognition from IBS, but believe those career outcomes are the greatest reward for our work.”

Broadcasting at 4,000 watts, WBWC’s coverage area includes a large portion of greater Cleveland area and Lorain County.