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Former Dean Haskell, WHSN 89.3FM Recognized at Maine Association of Broadcasters 2015 Awards Gala

Mark Nason, Chair of the Maine Association of Broadcaster Board of Directors and Ben Haskell, 2015 inductee to the Maine Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Mark Nason, Chair of the Maine Association of Broadcaster Board of Directors and Ben Haskell, 2015 inductee to the Maine Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Saturday night, the Maine Association of Broadcasters recognized the hard work of the broadcasting industry at their 2015 Awards Gala. Held at Hollywood Casino in Bangor, the night brought the industry together to celebrate the award winners and congratulate the latest inductees into the Maine Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

The Maine Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees for 2015 are a 33-year veteran of Maine television, Rob Caldwell of WCSH-6 in Portland, and the New England School of Communications own Benjamin Haskell. The retired Dean and longtime broadcaster was inducted for his decades of work at NESCom, training future generations of media professionals.

WHSN's 2015 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards

WHSN’s 2015 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards

In addition to the countless NESCom alum who received awards, WHSN-FM was recognized for work in Community Service and News Feature. WHSN’s long running AS4MS MS Society benefit concert was honored with both the first place in the Public Service-Unsponsored category and the MAB’s 2015 Commitment to Community Award. The Commitment to Community Award includes a $500 grant from the association to the charity involved. Accepting the award was Mark Nason, Zack Hewins and Eric Cooper of WHSN-FM along with Sue Tidd from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter.

Live Sound Student Works With The Science Of Naval Noise Control

Cantalupo in a Jacksonville, FL shipyard

Cantalupo in a Jacksonville, FL shipyard

Troy Cantalupo, a Live Sound Technology student at the New England School of Communications at Husson University, spent the summer of 2015 working with an unique aspect of sound. Cantalupo has been working as in intern with Noise Control Engineering of Billerica, MA. Noise Control Engineering is an acoustical engineering consulting firm that specializes in noise and vibration control for the naval industry. Their work involves both commercial and government contracts.

As a technician working for Noise Control Engineering, Cantalupo spent his summer managing the lab (including in-house calibration of accelerometers, sending out instrumentation for third-party calibration, and repairing and building equipment). However, he didn’t just work in the lab. I addition to managing the laboratory, Cantalupo;

Testing Vibration on Bulkheads from Airbourne Noise (Speaker off Frame)sm

Testing Vibration on Bulkheads from Airbourne Noise (Speaker off Frame)

•Did on-site acoustical surveys, most notably being in Jacksonville, FL on a sea vessel trial.

•Programmed VBA in Microsoft Excel including automating post-calibration data crunching and designing an equipping scanning and tracking system.

•Performed electrical and acoustical testing on the company’s in-house designed sound level meter system and software against industry standards to determine its accuracy rating.

•Performed research testing on damping rating of ship bulkheads.

“I would like to stress the fact that the skills I learned at NESCom,” says Cantalupo. “Technical, professional and social skills all directly played roles in my success in this company. Thank you to the entire staff for the guidance over the years”.

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