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Jul 2, 2015

WTC Radio Students Earn Honors in State Competition

Western Texas College Radio students earned honors for the fifth consecutive year in a row.

WTC Radio Students Earn Honors in State Competition


WTC Radio Broadcast Instructor Geron Scates with TIPA Award Recipient Cecilia Kumalalamene.

 SNYDER—Western Texas College Radio students earned honors for the fifth consecutive year in a row.

 They are the most recent Texas Intercollegiate Press Association award recipients for Western Texas College in the Previously Published Radio category.

 The awards were announced at the 2015 TIPA convention recently held in San Antonio.  TIPA is the nation's oldest and largest college press association. Western Texas College is the only community college member to have received awards in this category for five consecutive years.  Western Texas College is the smallest member/school of TIPA.

 Dillan Cullifer, Cecilia Kumalalamene, Jared Smith and Regan Staudt all earned Honorable Mention certificates in their respective categories.

 “I am proud of the accomplishments of these students,” stated Geron Scates, Radio Broadcast Program Director.

 “They have carried on the tradition of excellence here at Western Texas College."

 Cullifer, Kumalalamene, and Smith are all current students at WTC. Staudt is now a student at the University of Texas-Austin in the Radio-Television-Film department.

 Scates also added that he was excited about taking students to next year's convention to participate in the live on-site contests.

 “Western Texas College will have another group of great entries from work accomplished this year.”

 Western Texas College is one of only 34 community colleges among the nation’s 1100 to offer a Broadcasting degree and/or certificate. WTC’s radio station, KGWB, is one of only two community college, educationally-licensed radio stations in Texas.  

 For more information about the Radio Broadcast program and how to enroll, contact Geron Scates at gscates@wtc.edu or call 325-574-7626.

 KGWB can be heard at 91.1 on the FM dial and on Suddenlink Channel 22. Listeners can also stream the station on their mobile phones by using the TuneIn Radio App.  

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