Student places third at media competition

Chris Ingram, a senior mass media communication major from Little Rock, placed third recently in a national competition for college media students. Ingram received the award in the category of Best Radio Promo/PSA.

The category is judged based on the best audio production for radio station promotional pieces. Ingram serves as station manager for Henderson State University’s radio station, KSWH 102.5 FM.

The award was presented at the College Media Association Conference in Philadelphia, a national competition among Division I and II universities and community colleges.

KSWH and HTV (Henderson Television) compete in categories such as Best Entertainment, Newscasts, Sports Programming, Promo and Web Video, according to Paul Glover, associate professor of communication/theatre arts and radio/TV advisor. “The students get to see what other schools are doing and we continue to innovate and create each semester,” Glover said.

Henderson mass media students have access to many of the same broadcast facilities as larger schools. “When our students win awards, it shows that they are competing at a high academic, technical and creative level,” Glover said. “I’m always proud of the work they do and I know they will get hired based on their demo reels, which often contain some of this award-winning work.”