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UTA Radio racking up awards

Posted 12-5-2011 by Barrie Hill

UTA Radio is proving that good things come in threes.

In October, UTA Radio.com won a Radio Mercury Award in New York City. The winning spot, "Get Tested," was produced by Jillian Dennis and Trey Caron, two students from Broadcast Lecturer Lance Liguez's Summer II Radio Production class. The award honors the best in radio creative and comes with $2,500 prize.

UTA Radio won the Best PSA category for radio at the College Broadcasters, Inc. convention. Dontae Robison beat out three other finalists for the award.

UTA Radio and UTA News also chalked up honors at the 2011 South Central Broadcasting Society regional competition. The entries include undergraduate college and university students from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico and Tennessee. The audio winners are students in Radio Production (BCMN 2357) or UTA Radio.com. Video winners are taking TV Production (BCMN 2458), Electronic News (BCMN 3340) and TV Reporting II (BCMN 4350).

UTA students honored include:

Ayyoub Ajmi—third place, Video Open Category
Trey Caron and Jillian Dennis—third place, Audio PSA
Josh Greenlee—second place, Audio Promo
Christine Nicholson—first place, Audio Music/Entertainment Program; second place, Audio News Program
Alanna Quillen—honorable mention, Video Open Category
Dontae Robison—second place, Audio PSA
Samantha Watson—honorable mention, Video Feature Package
Jazmyne Washington—third place, Video PSA

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