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WONC station managers rapidly advance in broadcast careers

Kevin Jackman ’14, Russell Tanzillo ’15
Two former WONC radio station managers land positions at popular Chicago outlets, and current station manager earns reputable broadcast award.

Former and current station managers of North Central College’s student-led radio station WONC-FM 89.1 are quickly rising to the top. Kevin Jackman ’14 and Russell Tanzillo ’15 have landed coveted broadcast positions at leading Chicago radio stations, and Samuel Reiman ’16 was awarded a prestigious broadcast award.

WONC, North Central’s student-run radio station, is named best of the best

Station manager Russ Tanzillo ’15, assistant station manager Sam Reiman ’16
North Central College’s WONC-FM 89.1 was awarded the Best Overall Radio Station in the nation and general manager John Madormo won Best Advisor in the nation.

It’s official: North Central College’s student-run radio station WONC-FM 89.1 is the best of the best. For the first time in its history, WONC was awarded the Abraham & Brost Award for Best Overall Radio Station in the nation at the March 7 Awards Ceremony at the 75th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) International Conference in New York City.  

Students nominated for awards in state, national broadcasting contests

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, earned nominations in state and national competitions.

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, have earned nominations in state and national competitions.

In a state competition, four students earned two nominations in two different categories in the annual Student Silver Dome Awards presented each fall by the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) to the top college and university radio and TV programs in the state.

Madormo’s book for middle-grade readers is chosen for Illinois Reads campaign

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, was recognized by the Illinois Reading Council for his popular book.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was recognized by the Illinois Reading Council at a Celebration of Literacy event March 12 at the Old State Capitol Historic Site in Springfield, Ill.

The Illinois Reading Council chose Madormo’s first book, “The Homemade Stuffing Caper” in the “Charlie Collier: Snoop for Hire” series, to promote statewide in the third- to fifth-grade category for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

North Central College among the top broadcasting award winners

WONC student broadcasters won four first-place awards and 13 finalist trophies at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual awards.

North Central College was among the top winners of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual awards announced March 8 at the 75th International IBS Conference in New York City.

WONC student broadcasters won four first-place awards and 13 finalist trophies. The first-place awards went to Jason Krug ’14 who won two top trophies for Best Sports Update and for Best Social Media Director, Yasmeen Kiswani ’14 for Best Documentary and Kevin Jackman ’14 for Best Podcast.

WONC student broadcasters claim eight trophies at state contest

Oliver Hall, home of WONC-FM 89.1
Several student broadcasters representing WONC-FM won eight student Silver Dome Awards—three are first-place—from Illinois Broadcasters Association.

Several student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run station, attended the annual Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) 2013 Student Silver Dome Awards, held Sept. 13 at Illinois State University in Normal.

WONC had received eight nominations in the state contest and took home eight awards, claiming three first-place, three second-place and two third-place trophies. Illinois colleges and universities of all sizes with radio/TV programs are eligible to compete.

WONC station manager wins first-place trophy as Best Sportscaster

Kevin Jackman ’14
North Central College student broadcaster Kevin Jackman ’14 is named Best Sportscaster in the state at the 2013 Illinois Broadcasters Association.

North Central College student broadcaster Kevin Jackman ’14 was named Best Sportscaster in the state at the 2013 Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) Silver Dome Awards, held June 19 in Peoria. The Silver Domes are the most prestigious broadcast performance award in the state.

Jackman, a senior majoring in broadcast communication and interactive media studies/convergent media, competed with commercial broadcasters to win his first-place trophy in the Small Market Radio division.

Whitney Goodbred earns Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award

Whitney Goodbred received the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award at the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Whitney Goodbred, daughter of Carol and Randy Goodbred, of Earlville, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Whitney has a double major in broadcast communication and interactive media studies with a focus in convergent media at North Central College. She is a graduate of Earlville Junior-Senior High School.

WONC-FM claims rare spot on iHeartRadio

Oliver Hall is home of WONC-FM 89.1
North Central College’s student-run radio station WONC-FM 89.1 is streaming live nationwide on iHeartRadio.com and through the iHeartRadio mobile app.

North Central College’s student-run radio station WONC-FM 89.1 began streaming live online via iHeartRadio.com and through the iHeartRadio mobile app on April 7. WONC is one of only eight college radio stations in the United States the company chose to be part of its streaming services.

North Central College student broadcasters earn national honors at competition

Whitney Goodbred, WONC station manager, displays IBS trophies
North Central College students earn five national awards, more than two dozen honors during Intercollegiate Broadcasting System contest.

North Central College students earned five national awards and more than two dozen total honors during the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competition March 2 in New York City.

The students are all broadcasters for WONC-FM 89.1, North Central’s student-run radio station.

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