For the second year in a row, Goshen College took top honors in the competition among collegiate radio and television stations who belong to the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters.
The association announced on Friday that Goshen College was named the Radio School of the Year and the Television School of the Year.
The association said that it had received a record 162 entries from seven schools.
Before Goshen College took first place in radio in 2012, that position had been held in rotation by three schools: the University of Indianapolis, the University of Southern Indiana and Valparaiso University. And on the television side, Ball State had long been the dominant player.
Goshen College’s radio station, 91.1 the Globe, offers a variety of Americana, alternative acoustic, folk, singer-songwriter and world beat music.The television counterpart, GCTV, produces a biweekly television news program, The Correspondent, and other programming.
“Our students take advantage of the opportunities they have at Goshen College,” said Jason Samuel, an assistant professor of communication and general manager of The Globe. ” I’m really pleased that we had seniors, juniors, sophomores and first-year students who were recognized with awards. It’s a total team effort. Many students cross over between radio and television so it makes it extra special that both programs were able to repeat.”
Seth Conley, an assistant professor of communication and manager of GCTV, said, “We’re honored and humbled that our students are having such great success in competing against some of the best private and public colleges and universities in the state. The award is a tribute to our students’ dedication.”