Here is the KBVR Press Release!
OSU student TV receives national recognition
for second year in a row.
(Corvallis, OR) For the second time in two years, Oregon State University’s student television station, KBVR is receiving national recognition. The Beaver Sports Show! is a finalist in two categories for the 2009 College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards.
The show, which began production in the fall of 2007, is a finalist in the Best Sportscast category and producer John Hendricks is a finalist for Best News Reporting. “It’s good to see that all the hours that have gone into the show by this team of people is getting recognized on a national level,” Hendricks said.
Hendricks and his team have put together 26 weekly episodes that encompassed nearly every sport at Oregon State. In the last few weeks of spring production the team produced KBVR’s first ever “webisode,” which aired strictly online. “We have taken the skills we’ve learned in the classroom as new media students and have really applied them to the real world,” said Hendricks.
According to the station’s faculty adviser, Ann Robinson, “The competition for this award includes schools with huge broadcasting departments that are producing shows as part of their daily class work. KBVR productions are driven entirely by student volunteers working together in an informal workshop setting. The recognition is a real tribute to Hendricks and his dedicated student crew.”
This year’s sports show entry has a changed format, a new show logo, and new graphics. “The show has come a long way,” Co-Host Allie Strauss said. “Improvements have been made where they’ve needed to be, so it is a great feeling to see that those changes have been appreciated,” said Strauss.
Strauss has been with the show since it was created, and with Hendricks has been a key player in its development.”It was a team effort,” Strauss said, “where everyone put their broadcasting and creative efforts to good use.”
The 2009 National Student Production award winners will be announced at the Annual Student Media Convention on October 31st in Austin, Texas. CBI has over 350 member stations in the United States and 1 in SE Asia. CBI has members in all the states except Alaska.