Excellence Award in the On-Air Personality Category
Owensboro, Ky. (March 11, 2022) – Veronica Kaemerer, a criminal justice, criminology and history major from Kentucky Wesleyan College, received an achievement award at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) “Festival of Media Arts”. His entry was a submission based on five-minute reels in the Student On-Air Personality Contest and included talk sets and on/off ramps of songs and show segments.
college radio, WKWC 90.3 FM, participated in the festival for the second consecutive year.
BEA is the premier international college media organization, stimulating ideas, excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students and professionals. BEA is interested in electronic media programs, emphasizing the interactions between industry goals, developments and practices and communicating this information to future professionals.
Registrations for the Media Arts Festival were accepted from November 15, 2021 to December 21. February 15, 2021 and the winners were announced on February 28 and March 1. The finalists were announced on February 15.
“Being recognized by the BEA in any form is an incredible achievement for colleges,” says Derik Hancock, WKWC communications manager and trainer. “Veronica was recognized from thousands of entries across the country. I am proud of her and of all the students who participated in this year’s competition. We believe in them and appreciate their hard work.
Other students who have entered various competitions include Logan Reed for News, Mason Leach for Comedy or Drama, Nate Varney for On-Air Personality, and Tahlia Walton for Podcast.
A team of students featured for “live remote broadcasts” included Kaemerer, Andy Burke, Logan Reed, Olivia Coon, Ricky Simpson and Wish Read.
“I’m really proud of the work our students do at WKWCsaid Dr. Andrew Bolin, Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Communication Arts. “We are a training ground allowing students to acquire concrete experience in the world of digital media; it’s exciting to show what our students are doing here in Owensboro on the national stage and to be recognized for their efforts.
In 2021, communication arts major Lain Taleno won second place in the Best Comedy or Drama category for his production of “Sherlock Holmes: The Tollbooth Adventure.”
For more information on WKWC 90.3 and Communication Arts and other programs at Kentucky Wesleyan College, see kwc.edu.