Pictured after the Tennessee Associated Press Career Day and College Awards are (l-r) UT Martin students John Thornton, of Atoka; Jillianne Moncrief, of McLemoresville; Kayla Brooks, of Dickson; and Brian Affolter, of Spring Hill.

WUTM staff members win seven awards from Tennessee Associated Press

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s student-run campus radio station – WUTM-FM 90.3 “The Hawk” – represented the university during the 2018 Tennessee Associated Press Career Day and College Awards held April 27, 2019, at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville. UT Martin students received first or second-place awards in six of the nine radio categories and brought home both awards for best radio sports coverage or program.

Only first and second-place awards were given this year, and UT Martin earned four first-place trophies and three second-place awards. First-place recognitions include Kait Scott, of Martin, for “best newscast”; Jillianne Moncrief, of McLemoresville, for “best radio news story”; Brian Affolter, of Spring Hill, and Moncrief for “best use of sound”; and John Thornton, of Atoka, and Jordan Taylor, of Medon, for “best radio sports coverage/program.”

Second-place honors include Kayla Brooks, of Dickson, for “best radio feature story”; Thornton for “best radio sports reporting”; and Thornton, Taylor and Haley Carpenter, of Decaturville, for “best radio sports coverage/program.”

Scott and Affolter both graduated from UT Martin on May 4 with bachelor’s degrees in communications.

WUTM is a nine-time Platinum Award winning station with the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and has been named the best college radio station with under 10,000 students enrolled on multiple occasions.

For more information on the campus radio station or the broadcasting academic sequence, contact Dr. Richard Robinson, professor of communications and station faculty adviser, at 731-881-7555 or rrobins@utm.edu.


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