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The graduate student manager, faculty manager and a journalism professor from WMUL-FM received awards during the National Broadcasting Society Professional Audio/Video Production Competition.

Adam Rogers, professor Chuck G. Bailey and professor Dan Hollis received five first place awards and two honorable mention awards. The trio competed with other broadcast graduate students and faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the country during the 76th Annual Convention of NBS-AERho in Bethesda, Maryland.

Rogers won a first-place award in the Audio Other-Sports Programming category for “Marshall – North Carolina State Football Postgame Program,” which was broadcasted from Raleigh, North Carolina, over “Cutting Edge Sports Radio Network” Sept. 9, 2017.  He also won two honorable mention awards in the Audio News Category for “Ryan Yurachek Houston Flood Relief” and “Marshall Football Open Space Tackling.”

“This marks the seventh year that a Marshall graduate student has won at least one first-place award in the professional competition sponsored by the National Broadcasting Society,” said professor and WMUL-FM faculty manager Bailey. “Adam Rogers has excelled in his sports-news reporting and game coverage regardless of the level of his competition. His work is outstanding, and he is a wonderful representative on a national stage for Marshall University, the College of Arts and Media, the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and WMUL-FM.”

Bailey won two first-place awards in the Audio Commercial/PSA Category and Audio Scriptwriting. For the Audio Commercial/PSA Category, Bailey won for his advertising campaign “Marshall’s W. Page School of Journalism and Mass Communications sports journalism program promotional announcements.” The campaign was composed of four promos which featured the voice talent of former WTCR-AM/FM news director Sarah E. Diamond. The promotional advertisements began airing on WMUL-FM on Sept. 2, 2017 and statewide on Dec. 8, 2017. Bailey’s first-place award for the Audio Scriptwriting Category was for the scripts of this campaign.

Hollis won a first place-award in the Audio News Category for “Bull Riders,” which aired on “5:00 p.m. Edition of NewsCenter 88,” Oct. 19, 2017. He also won a first-place award in the video news category for a different feature on a local rodeo event.

“I love telling stories and especially stories that have compelling characters and great video and sound,” Hollis said. “The rodeo is a fun event to watch, but I wanted to explore what makes the participants tick.”

Since coming to Marshall, Hollis has won 16 overall awards from the National Broadcasting Society.

Ginny Blake can be contacted at [email protected]

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