National Radio Hall of Fame Inductee Discusses Five-Decade Broadcast Career

For a time in the 1970s, John Records Landecker was among the most listened-to voices in the country. As the nighttime DJ for Chicago radio station WLS, Landecker's voice was broadcast over a 50,000-watt clear channel signal to millions across the country. Landecker was 25 years old, and his career was just getting started. WLS … Continue reading National Radio Hall of Fame Inductee Discusses Five-Decade Broadcast Career

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GV students win student media awards for TV, radio

GVSU students won several awards at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Student Media Awards.  This year, student radio and television both were recognized with awards for news programs for the first time in their histories. TV awards: Hard news - Honorable Mention: "GVSU Walkout Protest" - Blair Thompson, Regan Blissett, Kyle Bindas, Montez Fennick News … Continue reading GV students win student media awards for TV, radio

SoC faculty and student visit White House in honor of College Radio Day

Assistant Professor Len O'Kelly and Senior Journalism Student Meghan McBrady were invited to the White House on Oct. 27 in connection with College Radio Day. The sixth annual College Radio Day occurs this year on Friday, Nov. 4 . The day is a celebration of the medium of college radio and hundreds of stations from around … Continue reading SoC faculty and student visit White House in honor of College Radio Day

Multimedia journalism students gain experience in live broadcasting

Students in the multimedia journalism department had the opportunity to cover a live event on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The students covered a performance given by Samite Mulondo, a Ugandan musician and activist.  Mulondo presented "Lessons of Humanity, What my Grandfather Taught Me"in the Loosemore Auditorium, a discussion that involved musical performance and stories from his … Continue reading Multimedia journalism students gain experience in live broadcasting

Faculty Earn ‘Eclipse Awards’ for Film Projects

The School of Communications had a good showing at the local Eclipse Awards recently. The Eclipse Awards recognize the best in film, video and television in West Michigan. Here's a list of faculty winners: Animation Workshop Group won the Animation category for their work on Animation Collaboration.  The Animation Workshop Group includes Deanna Morse, Suzanne Zack, … Continue reading Faculty Earn ‘Eclipse Awards’ for Film Projects

Broadcasting Professor Inducted into Honor Society

Len O’Kelly, visiting professor in the School of Communications,  was inducted into the Michigan State University chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA), an honor society for journalism and mass communication scholars.  KTA is one of the oldest such honor societies in the nation, founded in 1910.  There are 95 journalism schools with KTA chapters, and … Continue reading Broadcasting Professor Inducted into Honor Society

Students Honored by Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Congratulations to Grand Valley students who were honored today by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in the 2015 Michigan Student Broadcasters Awards: Television: Public Service Announcement – 2nd place – “Taking Care of Our University Libraries”  -  Mitch Visser, Lewis Stone, Bree Girard, Kelly Arrand Digital Media Experience – 2nd place – “GVTV’s Digital Media” -  Allison … Continue reading Students Honored by Michigan Association of Broadcasters