KTUH Staff Members Take Top Honors in National ContestUniversity of Hawaiʻi
KTUH Interim General Manager
Students from the University of Hawaiʻi‘s radio station, KTUH FM, took top honors in a national radio production contest. Winners were announced last month at the 2001 National College Media Convention in New Orleans.
Allyson Ota, a junior information and computer sciences major, and Danielle Kekuʻi Ledward, a 2001 graduate in communications, won first and second prize, respectively, in the College Media Advisers‘ national competition for Best Technical Production in Radio.
Both staff members submitted radio spots that they produced during the 2000-2001 school year for KTUH‘s events calendar. Each week staff members produce pre-recorded spots announcing events happening on campus and in the community. The challenge for students is to produce a spot that holds the listeners‘ attention while conveying the information.
Doug Mitchell, lead coordinator for National Public Radio‘s Next Generation Radio Training Initiative and one of the contest judges, said the award-winning KTUH spots demonstrated creativity in concept, editing, sound effects and narration.
Earlier this fall, another KTUH staff member won a national award when the Scripps Howard Foundation named Lori Ann Saeki, the station‘s interim general manager, as one of the country‘s most valuable college radio station staffers. Both Saeki and KTUH received checks for $5,000 as part of the award.
KTUH is a student-operated radio station licensed to the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. The station gives its volunteers experiences in leadership, on-air presentation, production, and promotion, as well as opportunities to work with audio editing software. The students broadcast a variety of music including jazz, hip hop, punk, reggae, and blues, and the station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at three frequencies: 90.3 in Honolulu, 91.3 on the North Shore, and 89.7 in Hawaiʻi Kai. The station can also be heard on Oceanic‘s Digital Cable Channel 843 and on the Internet at ktuh.org.
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