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WKNC wins college media awards

Student radio station WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 earned honors in three national college media contests this fall.

Anna “Rosie” Rose, a fourth-year student studying communication, earned first place in the best DJ personality category in College Media Association’s 2021 Film and Audio Festival. On the air as Rainbow Riot, Rose hosts “The Riot Hours” on Wednesdays from 7-10 a.m. on WKNC HD-1.

Raney Wilson, a fourth-year student in art and design and political science, won first place for animation with “Turn That Dial Magic 88 Style.” Wilson completed the video as part of her role as WKNC’s content manager during the summer 2021 semester.

Film and Audio Festival winners were announced at the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association’s Fall National College Media Convention, held virtually Oct. 14-16.

College Media Association also presented its individual and organizational Pinnacle awards at convention. WKNC Multimedia Director Minh Pham, who graduated in May 2021, was awarded second place for best video promo/PSA for “WKNC’s The Lounge,” a promo for the station’s popular video series where touring and local musicians perform in WKNC’s back lounge.

Ethan Myers, a fourth-year student studying communication and a video content creator for WKNC, received an honorable mention for best video entertainment program for “The Compact Disc (Part I).”

WKNC was also named third place for Four-Year Radio Station of the Year. This was WKNC’s fifth year as a finalist for the award.

WKNC’s final award this semester was from College Broadcasters, Inc.’s National Student Production Awards, announced Oct. 29 at the National Student Electronic Media Convention.

Tegan Kelleher, a third-year student in philosophy and computer programming who served as the station’s production manager for the 2020-2021 academic year, earned fourth place in best station imaging for a series of legal IDs he created for WKNC HD-2.