SWIC Blue Storm Radio, students win big at NYC IBS Conference

 Blue Storm Radio, Southwestern Illinois College’s internet radio station, and broadcasting students recently, won awards of excellence in four categories at the 79th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System International Radio/Television/Digital Media Conference in New York City.

“Our broadcast program is only four-years old and is winning awards placing it in the top 5 percent of college and university radio stations nationally, said SWIC Speech/Communication Professor Mac Chamblin, who teaches Introduction to Radio Production.

Students raised funds to send Michelle McIntosh, Adam Brammer, both of Belleville, and Marcella Miller of Granite City from SWIC to the event. 
     Blue Storm Radio received an IBS golden microphone award for Best Show Promo: “Girl Talk” produced by McIntosh, and finalists trophies in the following categories:

• Best Radio Drama: “World Traveler’s” – Brammer

• Best Commercial: “Mother’s Day Gift Baskets” – McIntosh
• Best Comedy Program: “Injustice Among Us Batman” – Brammer

“Blue Storm Radio is coming home with trophies in multiple categories and up against leading broadcast schools,” Chamblin said. “I encourage everyone to check out the student work on Blue Storm Radio and you will quickly discover why I am extremely proud of SWIC students and their service to the community.”

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