University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
|For Immediate Release:||
November 29, 2001
Lori Ann Saeki, 956-7431
|KTUH Staff Members Take Top Honors In National Contest|
NEW ORLEANS Students from the University of Hawaiis radio
station, KTUH FM, took top honors in a national radio production contest. Winners
were announced last month at the 2001 National College Media Convention in New
Allyson Ota, a junior information and computer sciences major, and Danielle Kekui Ledward, a 2001 graduate in communications, won first and second prize, respectively, in the College Media Advisers national competition for Best Technical Production in Radio.
Both staff members submitted radio spots that they produced during the 2000-2001 school year for KTUHs events calendar. Each week staff members produce pre-recorded spots announcing events happening on campus and in the community. The challenge for students is to produce a spot that holds the listeners attention while conveying the information.
Doug Mitchell, lead coordinator for National Public Radios Next Generation Radio Training Initiative and one of the contest judges, said the award-winning KTUH spots demonstrated creativity in concept, editing, sound effects and narration.
Earlier this fall, another KTUH staff member won a national award when the Scripps Howard Foundation named Lori Ann Saeki, the stations interim general manager, as one of the countrys most valuable college radio station staffers. Both Saeki and KTUH received checks for $5,000 as part of the award.
KTUH is a student-operated radio station licensed to the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The station gives its volunteers experiences in leadership, on-air presentation, production, and promotion, as well as opportunities to work with audio editing software. The students broadcast a variety of music including jazz, hip hop, punk, reggae, and blues, and the station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at three frequencies: 90.3 in Honolulu, 91.3 on the North Shore, and 89.7 in Hawaii Kai. The station can also be heard on Oceanics Digital Cable Channel 843 and on the Internet at http://ktuh.org.