MARTIN, Tenn. – WUTM 90.3 FM “The Hawk,” the student-run campus radio station at the University of Tennessee at Martin, won first-place in two categories and third-place in one category during the Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. annual conference held Oct. 25-27 in Seattle, Washington.
Station staff members won first-place for both best news reporting audio and best sportscast audio. Shane Wofford, a senior from Trenton, submitted his news report “Homicide Suspect at Large” for the news reporting category; and Natalie King, Jordan Taylor and John Thornton collectively submitted their program “The Bench” for the sportscast category. King is a 2017 UT Martin graduate from Paducah, Kentucky, Taylor is a sophomore from Medon, and Thornton is a junior from Atoka.
King, Taylor and Thornton also worked with Ashley Shores, a 2018 graduate from Lebanon, to submit their “UTM versus Ole Miss” football broadcast, which won third place in the best sports play-by-play category.
Competition entries are submitted each spring and judged in the fall of the following year. Students can submit work in up to six categories, and UT Martin students placed in half the available competitions.
WUTM has won more than 240 awards from state, regional, national and international competitions since 2005. The station currently holds the title of “Best College Radio Station in the South” through the Southeast Journalism Conference and is an eight-time platinum-rated station by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.
For more information, contact Dr. Richard Robinson, professor of communications and WUTM faculty adviser, at 731-881-7555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.