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16 North Central student broadcasters earn nominations in national competition

Sixteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1 have earned 12 nominations in an annual national competition.

Feb. 7, 2012—Sixteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, the College’s student-run radio station, have earned 12 nominations in an annual national competition sponsored by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).

Winners of the Golden Microphone Trophy Awards will be announced March 2-4 at the 72nd Annual IBS International Radio/Webcast Conference in New York City. Last year, North Central students brought home first-place awards for Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best Documentary at the 2011 IBS awards.

The 12 nominations include:

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Ray Odom '97

Ray Odom is radio host Crazy Ray on WRXQ-FM 100.7. He has worked at WLUP-AM, WBVS-FM, WLLI-FM and WONC-FM in the Chicago market and was morning show host at WXLP-FM in the Quad Cities. He began his radio career as an intern for Chicago radio legend Fred Winston at WPNT-FM.

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Self-Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 24-25 helps careers of aspiring artists

Participants will learn how to run their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25 during North Central College's Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25, 2012 when North Central College hosts the 12th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

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Lucas Mitzel

Finding a school that appealed to his interest in sports broadcasting made the decision to attend North Central an easy one for Lucas. “It was a no-brainer. And the greatest thing about the College’s station WONC-FM 89.1 is that you can be on air by your second day of classes—as a freshman.”

In addition to DJ duties, Lucas jumped into doing sports play-by-play and color announcing. He was co-winner of a first-place national award for Best Sports Play-by-Play for adding color to a broadcast of a quarterfinals football playoff game and was named Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication by North Central.

Lucas completed an internship at WGN-AM 720 in Chicago, and during his senior year was WONC’s station manager, overseeing a 70-member staff. At graduation, Lucas joined WROK-AM 1440 in Rockford, IL, and during the summer he was the public address announcer for the minor-league Kane County Chaos football team.

WONC hosts John Drury High School Radio Awards Nov. 19

John Garcia, ABC 7 News reporter
Chicago ABC 7 News anchor/reporter John Garcia to present John Drury High School Radio Awards, hosted by North Central College’s acclaimed WONC-FM 89.1.

Nov. 7, 2011—Chicago ABC 7 News anchor/reporter John Garcia will join John Madormo, general manager of North Central College’s nationally acclaimed WONC-FM 89.1, on Nov. 19 to honor the best of high school radio broadcasters for 2011.

Garcia will address nominees and announce winners for the ninth annual John Drury High School Radio Awards at a ceremony beginning at noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The event is hosted by North Central College and WONC radio.

Glende presents research from dissertation at national meetings

Philip Glende, visiting assistant professor of English
Philip Glende, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English, presents research from his dissertation at three national conferences.

Philip Glende, visiting assistant professor of English and advisor to The Chronicle student newspaper, spoke at the annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 7. He was part of a panel that discussed his 2010 dissertation, which received honorable mention in the 2011 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Award competition. The title of his dissertation and talk was “Labor Makes the News: Newspapers, Journalism, and Organized Labor, 1933-1955.”

North Central College broadcasting alum Ray Odom returns to rock radio on WRXQ

Ray Odom, a 1997 graduate of North Central College, has joined WRXQ-FM 100.7 as host of an evening show on the Coal City-based rock station.

Oct. 12, 2011—Ray Odom, a 1997 graduate of North Central College, has joined WRXQ-FM 100.7 as host of an evening show on the Coal City-based rock station.

Odom, better known as “Crazy Ray,” was featured on Chicagoland Radio and Media, which recounted Odom’s previous tenure as overnight host on “The Loop,” WLUP-FM 97.9.

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