Morningside College students receive radio broadcast awards

Mar 18, 2019 • Mass Communication

Two Morningside College students recently received “Golden Microphone” awards at the 79th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcast System (IBS) International Media Conference for their work with KMSC 92.9 FM, Morningside’s student operated radio station.

Jonathan Covert, a junior mass communication major from Algona, Iowa, was a national finalist in two categories: Best Play-by-Play Softball and Best Celebrity/Artist Interview. Jesseca Ormond, a senior mass communication and photography major from Antigua, was a national finalist in the Best Station Promo category.

The 2019 “Golden Microphone” awards were presented at the IBS conference in New York City. This year more than 115 schools participated in the annual awards competition.

In addition to Covert, other Morningside students who attended the IBS conference included Iandra Estupinian, a sophomore from Santa Ana, Calif.; Dylan Ferguson, a junior from Brayton, Iowa; and Abby Koch, a junior from Sioux City. Dave Madsen, KMSC faculty adviser and assistant professor of mass communication, accompanied the students.

KMSC broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 92.9 FM and streams its programming online here.