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WHSN Students Finalists in National Competitions

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The student staff of WHSN 89.3FM is once again being recognized for their work by being nominated for awards in 3 categories in 2 different national student media competitions.

For details on the finalists and the dates of the awards see below.

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College Broadcasters, Inc  2017 National Student Production Awards.

Category: Best PSA – Audio

WPSC-FM, William Paterson University
“Preparing for Finals at Cheng Library”

90.5 WERG, Gannon University
“Gannon University Relay for Life”

WHSN-FM, New England School of Communications at Husson University
“OHI” – Jon Brangwynne

KTSW-FM 89.9, Texas State University
“Graduation Confetti PSA”

Category: Best Special Broadcast – Audio

WHSN-FM, New England School of Communications at Husson University
“Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2016”
Students of the New England School of Communications

WVYC-FM, York College of Pennsylvania
“Poland Abroad Travelogue-Amanda Stagg”

Bearcast Media, University of Cincinnati
“One Too Many”

WSUM 91.7 FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Battle of the Bands Live Broadcast”

Winners will be announced at the 2017 National Student Electronic Media Convention, November 2-4 in San Antonio, TX

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College Media Association Broadcast Finalists 2016-2017: Pinnacle Awards

Category: Best Radio Special Event Coverage

Radio Hofstra University / WRHU FM / WRHU.org, Hofstra University

VandyRadio, Vanderbilt University

WHSN, – Live Broadcast from Walk MS 2017 – New England School of Communications at Husson University
Kristen Ackley & Zachary Hewins

Radio DePaul, DePaul University

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, Rowan University

Winners will be announced at the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held Oct. 25-29 in Dallas, TX

NESCom Students Win 2017 BEA Festival Of Media Arts Awards

The Broadcast Education Association, a national organization that works to promote and educate student-operated media has announced their 2017 Festival of Media Arts winners. WHSN 89.3, the radio station here at Husson University has been selected as a winner of two awards in the Comedy/Drama and PSA/Promo categories.

Comedy or Drama Category
1st Place: Students of the New England School of Communications at Husson University, New England School of Communications at Husson University; Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2016

2nd Place: Cole DeWispelare, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ticking

3rd Place (tie): Marti Vaughan, University of Nebraska at Omaha; The Shining Aftermath

3rd Place (tie): Faiza Azam, Masood Malhi & Rafy ur Rahman, University of the Punjab, Pakistan; The Drying Village

 

PSA, Promo or Commercial Category
1st Place: JD Hershberger, Goshen College; Goshen Theater Promo Series

2nd Place: Owen Miller, New England School of Communications at Husson University; It Could Happen To You

3rd Place: Eugene Cephas, Jocelyn Bell & Benjamin Googman, Austin Peay State University; What’s That Gas?

Award of Excellence: Riley Irving & David Cohen, Ithaca College; City Rhythms Promo Award of Excellence: Nick Herrick, Adam Rogers & Kyra Biscarner, Marshall University; WMUL Car Bash Promo

Award of Excellence: Lyle Kwiatkowski, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Bubbles the Unemployed Clown

Award of Excellence: Tyler Cooper, University of Southern Indiana; Halloween Giveaway

 

The awards will be given out during the 2017 BEA Festival of Media Arts April 22 – 24, 2017 at the 
Las Vegas Westgate Hotel & Casino. For more information on the BEA and the Festival of Media Arts, visit http://www.beafestival.org

WHSN, Entertainment Production, & Live Sound Technology Announce 7th Annual Poe Radio Drama

WHSN 89.3 FM,  and the Entertainment Production and Live Sound Technology departments announce the seventh annual live radio broadcast of Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination on Friday, October 28th at 7:30 from the stage of the Gracie Theatre.

The 2016 installment of the long-running “Poe show” will feature the Poe tale the Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar. This is the seventh 1940’s style live radio event produced for live broadcast on WHSN. It all started with a holiday production of A Christmas Carol, which was then followed by Halloween presentations of the Tell Tale Heart, the Cask of Amontialldo, the Fall of the House of Usher, the Masque of the Red Death, the Pit and the Pendulum, the Murders in the Rue Morgue and the Premature Burial.

Photo by Narda Albatrino

Photo by Narda Albatrino

The show will be performed on the stage of the Gracie Theatre on Friday, October 28 before a live audience, and will be broadcast simultaneously by WHSN 89.3. In past years, the annual Poe radio Show has received awards from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). Last year’s production was again an award winner from the BEA, and was also a finalist for the Pinnacle Award, presented by the College Media Association.
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar is one of Poe’s more unusual short stories.

Written in 1845, it makes use of practice of “mesmerism”, which was very much in vogue at the time. This early stage of contemporary hypnotism was both science and show business. Poe explores the darker side of this practice in one of his more chilling and gruesome tales. It is not for the faint of heart!
Both students and the general public are invited to attend the performance in the live audience for free on October 28th to help celebrate Halloween and enjoy the traditions of live radio.

“Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe” Festival Awards:
“The Cask of Amontillado” 2011 – BEA Festival of Media Arts – Honorable Mention Student Audio Comedy or Drama category
“The Fall of the House of Usher”
2012 – BEA Festival of Media Arts – First Place Student Audio Comedy or Drama category
2013 – College Media Association Pinnacle Awards – Finalist – Best Radio Talk/Entertainment Program
“The Masque of the Red Death & “The Pit and the Pendulum”
2013 – Maine Association of Broadcasters – Second Place Locally Produced Program category
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” 2014 – College Media Association Pinnacle Awards – First Place – Best Radio Talk/Entertainment Program
2014 – BEA Festival of Media Arts – First Place Student Audio Comedy or Drama category
2014 – CBI National Student Production Awards – Finalist Best Special Broadcast
2014 – Maine Association of Broadcasters -Third Place Locally Produced Program category

WHSN 89.3FM Announced As Finalist In 2016 NAB Marconi Awards

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The National Association of Broadcasters have announced the finalists for the 2016 Marconi Radio Awards, recognizing stations and personalities for excellence in broadcasting. In the noncommercial station of the year category one of the finalists is WHSN 89.3FM, the student-run radio station at Husson University.

NONCOMMERCIAL STATION OF THE YEAR
KPCW-FM, Park City, UT
WHSN-FM, Bangor, ME
WRHU-FM, Long Island, NY
WSDP-FM, Canton, MI
WSOU-FM, South Orange, NJ

WHSN 89.3FM is operated by the Radio Broadcasting students of the New England School of Communications at Husson University. The winners of the Marconi awards will be announced on Thursday, September 22nd at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show during the 2016 Radio Show in Nashville, TN. View the full list of Marconi award finalists

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.

WHSN Announces 2015 AS4MS MS Society Benefit Concert

WHSN 89.3FM has announced their 2015 AS4MS concert to benefit the National MS Society. The event, which has been running for more than 12 years, showcases Maine bands & performers with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The AS4MS is slated for Friday, April 10th, 7:30PM at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. Performers include Worried Well, Tall Horse, One Shot Nothing, Skosh, & The Royal Bones. Tickets are $10 and are available online at whsn-fm.com, at all Bull Moose locations or at the door the night of the show.

The AS4MS is produced by WHSN with numerous departments and classes at NESCom assisting including Live Sound Technology, Entertainment Production, Video Production and more. Past AS4MS performances going back to 2008 are available at WHSN’s YouTube channel.

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NESCom Students Earn First Place In 2015 BEA Festival Of Media Arts

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The students of the New England School of Communications have once again received national recognition for their work. The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has awarded NESCom students with a first place finish in their 2015 Festival of Media Arts. The award is for the 2014 edition of the radio drama “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination” in the Comedy/Drama category of the student audio competition.

The annual Edgar Allan Poe radio drama is produced by WHSN radio with students throughout NESCom working on everything from live audio, stage direction, sound effects and voice acting. The 2014 installment of the drama was a performance of the Poe classic The Murders In The Rue Morgue. It was originally broadcast on WHSN 89.3 FM on Thursday, October 30th, 2014.

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. The Festival provides a venue for exhibition of winning submissions, including recognition of project authors, through showcase and awards sessions held during BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas. The Festival seeks to enhance and extend creative activities, teaching, and professional standards in broadcasting and other forms of electronically mediated communication. Visit www.beafestival.org for more information.

Northern Faces Records at NESCom

Equal Vision recording artists Northern Faces visited the studios of WHSN 89.3 FM last week to promote their first full-length album, set for release in early 2015. The interview and performance for WHSN was recorded in the audio engineering studio of the New England School of Communications by the students of the Audio II lab. You can watch their performance below via WHSN’s youtube channel.

For more on Northern Faces, visit them on Facebook.

Auditions for WHSN’s annual Edgar Allan Poe radio drama set for September 23rd.

The 2013 Edgar Allan Poe radio drama - Photo by Narda Albatrino

The 2013 Edgar Allan Poe radio drama – Photo by Narda Albatrino

Students and staff at Husson University are welcome and encouraged to audition for the sixth radio drama produced by WHSN-FM in conjunction with NESCom’s Entertainment Production and the Live Sound Audio Program at NESCom.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2014
“The Murders In The Rue Morgue”
Presented by WHSN-FM, NESCom & Husson University

Auditions will be Tuesday, September 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Gracie Black Box Theatre (upstairs at the Gracie Theatre) on the Husson University campus.

It all started with a holiday production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, which was then followed by Halloween presentations of THE TELL TALE HEART, THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH and THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM. This year we will present our first 60 MINUTE Poe Show… one of the first detective stories ever written…. THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE!

The show will be performed on the stage of the Gracie Theatre on Thursday, October 30 before a live audience, and will be broadcast simultaneously by WHSN-FM. In past years, the annual Poe radio Show has received awards from the Broadcast Education Association. Last year’s production is up for an award again from the BEA, and is also a finalist for the Pinnacle Award, presented by the College Media Association.

The Audition procedure will be pretty simple and fun. Auditioners will be asked to read from script selections. So, be ready to use your most effective 1940’s radio voices.
This year’s production is looking for the following voices:
Announcer (1940’s Radio Voice)
Narrator (Dr. Watson-type)
Auguste Dupin (Amateur detective)
Officer Muset (Paris Gendarme)
Sailor (Seaman with a Soul)
Multiple Female Cameo Roles (Need to be able to SCREAM!)
Multiple Male Roles (Character Voices)
Additionally, the show requires live Sound Effects artists, who will create all of the sounds for the show live, during the performance
Please join us on September 23rd to help celebrate Halloween by auditioning for our Sixth broadcast of TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION BY EDGAR ALLAN POE!

Radio Broadcasting Student Creates PSA Promoting Maine Job Bank

A student from the New England School of Communications will receive more than just a grade for this semester’s radio project. Ethan Faulkner’s public service announcement for the Maine CareerCenters’ Job Bank will be distributed to radio stations throughout the state.

“It is great to see a student choose to promote a service that helps people find good jobs,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “This project will benefit many people who are looking for work but unsure where to start. I thank Ethan for his initiative and effort on behalf of the Department of Labor and our job seekers.”

Faulkner said it was an easy pick in choosing what to focus on.

“I remembered learning how helpful the Job Bank service was when I visited the CareerCenter for the first time,” said the college freshman. Faulkner originally created the public service announcement for Professor Mark Nason’s Advanced Radio Applications class.

The one-minute psa features a woman, played by classmate Hannah Billings, who can’t seem to find a job. Her solution is the online Job Bank at www.mainecareercenter.com .

The Maine Job Bank is an online job posting and job search system helping Mainers to find jobs available throughout the state and allows employers to post jobs at no charge. “It is a service I think is very helpful to anyone who is a jobseeker at any given moment, as it will always point you in the right direction to finding work,” said Faulkner. “I thought that was more than enough reason to make this the PSA project I could be proud of.”

Faulkner is originally from Rochester, Mass. He plans to graduate from NESCOM in 2017.

An mp3 of the PSA is available online at http://www.mainecareercenter.com/audio/index.shtml and distributed to radio stations statewide by the Maine Department of Labor. The mp3 promotes the use of the Maine Job Bank for the benefit of jobseekers and employers. The Maine Job Bank can be accessed at http://www.mainecareercenter.com.