APSU Department Of Communication Earns Several Awards at National Broadcasting Society’s National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition

Written by Jordan Davis
APSU Intern

APSU LogoClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Communication was well represented at the 51st Annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition in Burbank, California, on March 15.

The competition was part of the weeklong National Broadcasting Society Convention. At this year’s event, APSU students Josh Stephenson and Ethan Schmidt received the Best Audio Sports Program award for the Govs Sports Talk show on APSU’s WAPX-FM Radio.

“They have been producing this show for over a year. I was very, very proud of them, and they do a great job,” David von Palko, APSU professor of communication, said. The Govs Sports Talk program, which airs at 6 p.m. on Sundays, covers APSU sports, as well as other college and professional sports.

Von Palko also received several faculty NBS awards at the convention. He was awarded first place in the Audio News category for his three-part series on tornado safety. He also received a first place award in the Audio Promo category for his standard-length announcement inviting listeners back to regular programming. He used the song “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple and the graduation standard “Pomp and Circumstance” interchangeably to encourage listeners to switch back to WAPX-FM after the commencement ceremony.

For more information on these awards, contact the APSU Department of Communication at comm.@apsu.edu.