Mass Communication students TJ Leverentz and John Wojcik won first place in Sports Broadcast for their program “Play-By-Play.”
“I’m really proud of TJ & John and their progress over the past two seasons of calling Warrior contests,” said KQAL General Manager Doug Westerman. “Their on-air chemistry is one of the most unique I’ve heard from any broadcast team, college or professional. So it’s not a surprise how it really shined during the upset win over Mankato last fall.”
Program Director Teri Market won Small Market Radio in the Documentary/Special category. Her program “Sister Giovanni: Her Life and Legacy” won first place, and her program “The World of Natural Competitive Body Building: Part One” received an award of merit.
“Year in and year out, Teri’s skills as a producer and storytelling ability pay great dividends,” said Westerman. “These awards really highlight the value of our Legacy funded programs and obviously bring a great deal of pride to Winona State and KQAL.”
The awards are named after Eric Sevareid, the North Dakota-born and University of Minnesota-educated journalist best known for his work for CBS radio and television. The Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA) sponsors the awards
For more information, contact Doug Westerman at DWesterman@winona.edu.