Students of the New England School of Communications were recognized with 3 awards at the 2013 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards dinner Saturday night. The awards, a part of the MAB’s annual fall convention, are open to all radio and television stations state-wide. The awards received are all for student-produced content that has aired on 89.3 FM, WHSN.
Journalism student Tim Stitson placed 2nd in News Feature in the state of Maine for his piece on the beloved Husson University Dining Services employee affectionately known as “Grandma Husson”.
The 3rd annual “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tale of Mystery and Imagination”, which aired in October of 2012, won second place in the Locally Produced Program category. The annual tradition which revisits the days of radio theater, highlights the work of Poe with classic radio theatre and live-performed sound effects. This is not the first time the “Poe Show” has been recognized. The 2011 installment won a first place award from the Broadcast Education Association.
In the Public Affairs category, 2013 Radio Broadcasting graduate Nick Jacobs received a first place award from the MAB for his public affair program “Community Connections”. Jacobs’ episode of the long-running WHSN series featured the work of Spruce Run, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people affected by domestic abuse.
Student staff of WHSN accepted the awards at the annual awards banquet Saturday night at the Senator Inn & Spa in Augusta.