Tornado Radio wins national competition

Concordia's student-run radio station wins award.
Concordia's student-run radio station wins award. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
In a recent competition, Concordia's student run webcasting radio station, Tornado Radio, won a national award for college radio stations. 

Concordia was one of the six contestants to win within the public affairs category at the 2016 Golden Microphone Awards. The awards event was sponsored by the Intercollegiate College Broadcasting System, based out of New York.

During the hour-long broadcast, Tornado Radio's Jillian Parker, Reid Courmier and Jesus Barrera examined the impact of social media on the recent presidential election. The program was selected and submitted into the competition by Dr. Philip Hohle, who is a professor and faculty sponsor for Concordia Student Media.

In addition to this submission, Michael Barnett, Tornado Radio manager, nominated several other programs of stellar quality. 

Concordia Student Media is comprised of The Monthly Spin, and CTXnewsTalk webcast television news program. Since its inception in 2009, Tornado Radio has been made accessible to those with internet connection. 

Among the other winners of the award were Cal State San Bernardino, Cal State Fresno, the University of West Georgia, the University of Missouri and the University of Virginia.

Awards were announced on Dec. 13. The prizes will be distributed in New York during the spring convention for the Intercollegiate College Broadcasting System.

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