Join executive sports producer Kolby Van Camp as he starts his journey on a new hobby: astrophotography!
After receiving a school record of 18 nominations prior to the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting Awards ceremony in New York City on Feb. 24-25, Kansas State University's Wildcat 91.9, KSDB-FM, was recognized as Best College/University Radio Station for schools with more than 10,000 students.
Wildcat 91.9 also sealed its status as the winner of the Abraham and Borst Award for Best College Station in the Nation.
Two students were also honored for individual achievement: senior and program/news director Dawson Wagner received the trophy for best news feature, and Kolby Van Camp, Wildcat 91.9's sports executive producer and fundraising director, was recognized as best graduate assistant.
Along with the Best College/University Radio Station for schools with more than 10,000 students and the Abraham and Borst Award for Best Overall College Station in the Nation, Wildcat 91.9, a division of Wildcat Electronic Media with partner KKSU-TV, Channel 8, tied with Temple University for the most awards — four — at this year's ceremony.
"I'm extremely proud of all the work everyone has done this last year to make this possible," Wagner said. "I am ecstatic and beyond grateful to be in the position I am with getting to work with our team, and I look forward to everyone continuing to put in the good work here at Wildcat 91.9."
"Wildcat 91.9 has always attracted talented K-State students in both on- and off-air positions," said the station's chief operator and faculty advisor Ian Punnett. "But in the last two years, I put a bigger emphasis on recruiting a more diverse creative base and we've seen that pay off in the quality and inclusiveness of the on-air product."
For example, last year at the Kansas Association of Broadcaster's annual student awards, Wildcat 91.9 staff took 11 out of 16 first-place finishes.
"When I joined Wildcat 91.9, I had two main goals for the station: become nationally competitive within five years and become financially self-sustaining," Punnett said. "But it was only because I was working with this group of super talented, super committed multi-platform content creators that we won Best College Station in the Nation in four years. This was their achievement. Students are learning on five different levels, the community is engaged and K-State's reputation as one of the premiere media schools in the country is growing."
Greg Paul, director of the A.Q. Miller School of Media and Communication, said, "Wildcat 91.9 is an example of what can happen when talented and dedicated students and faculty work together to create an outstanding experience, and we're excited to grow those experiences for students going forward."
Wildcat 91.9 is open to all students, regardless of major. Join or learn more information. To support the station, visit the website or contact Ian Punnett.
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Kolby and the Voice of the Wildcats, Wyatt Thompson, sit down to discuss Kansas State basketball and their success so far this season, the Big 12 Tournament and March Madness, and the importance of keeping Collin Klein as the offensive coordinator for the football team, plus an added bonus of a couple of questions taken by Twitter followers.
Kolby and Jesse (minus Ryan, he was sick!) sit down and interview David Wood, a professor at Kansas State University who specializes in early music, historically informed performance practices, and is an expert on medieval Gaelic music, to discuss the importance of early music, the nuances of performing early music, and how early music still has a positive effect on music today.
Listen below to hear the first 12 minutes
Enjoy the first two episodes of The Barrel Room, a podcast about whisk(e)y, cocktails, and more, by Kolby Van Camp.
This podcast is sponsored by Auntie Mae's Parlor in Manhattan, Kansas. Drink responsibly.
K-State Today Events (Mar. 6-12)
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 1:00 - 5:00 PM | B Proud LGBTQ+ and Allies Career Fair
Join the K-State College of Business Administration for B Proud, or Business Proud, for its first LGBTQ+ and Allies Networking and Career Fair from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Business Building Atrium.
If you'd like to work for a company that values diversity and fosters an open and affirming culture for the LGBTQ+ community, come visit with the more than 13 companies and local community organizations.
This event is for everyone. Whether you're part of the community or not, everyone deserves to feel able to be their authentic selves. Students of all majors are encouraged to come.
Find more information at the link below.
Wednesday, Mar. 8 11:00-1:00 PM | International Women's Day Celebration
The College of Business is partnering with organizations and colleges across campus and in the community to celebrate International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Business Building Atrium. This year's IWD global theme is #EmbraceEquity.
This year's celebration will feature opportunities to learn about various organizations, participate in various activities, enjoy food from women-owned businesses, and take pictures at our photo booth! All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to participate.
Find more information at the link below.
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2023 | Intramural Sign Ups go Live
Get ready for a great time in softball, tennis, 3 on 3 basketball and volleyball at the recreational services on campus. Sign ups go live on Wednesday.
Find more information at the link below.
Blake Crawford and Jon Grove chat with Gerald Goodridge on their weekly sports talk show; Shake N Blake.
Wildcat 91.9 wins four awards including best Overall Station at Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards
The oldest student run radio station in the country (perhaps the world) was just named one of the best collegiate radio stations in the country!
The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System has named Wildcat 91.9 and Wildcat 91.9 students the best in the country at the following:
Best Station Awards: Best College/University Station (over 10,000)
Abraham and Borst Award - Best Overall Station
Best News Feature Story - Dawson Wagner (@dawsonwagnertv)
IBS Leadership and Management Awards:
Best Graduate Assistant - Kolby Van Camp (@kgvancamp)
Congrats to all of our Wildcat 91.9 students and staff who were also national finalists for a whole gamut of awards for this 2022-23 cycle!
Beanbags and Kobolds bellow as Wyverns and Pure Terror roar! Adventuring in their own segments, we go back and forth between the entire squad as they are knee deep in questions, friends, foes, feathers, and weirdly strong celebrities' who could delete the party in one fell swoop! What dastardly, yet comedic, plans does Leon have in store for Squish.
What shall be the mystery of the airlock door and its wisdom?
Can the party avoid getting Supplex from a little girl?
And what could be falling from the sky?
Come along with your dice and friends in the Dungeons and Dragons Nat 1 Podcat Ep 5: [Bellow Below, Roar Above].
Summer and Nora get up to all sorts of shenanigans while on the air. Listen to some of their highlights from the past few weeks!
The Nat 1 Pod"cat" is a reoccurring Podcast on Wildcat 91.9 every Saturday at 6pm. One dungeon master and a group of unlikely heroes travel through a mythical world on an adventure to entertain listeners of Wildcat 91.9.
AJ Shaw calls K-State baseball Play by Play for Wildcat 91.9
The Shake N' Blake show is on Wildcat 91.9 every Friday night from 7-8pm. Listen to Jon Grove and Blake Crawford as they break down the weeks sporting events and highlights.
In this two-part episode installment, Kolby, Jesse, and Ryan discuss their tips for your first audition, as well as a gamut of other related topics including the conservatory vs state-school discussion.
Aggieville is seeing unprecedented change with new construction projects and changes to parking. This is leaving many business owners confused and wondering about what lies ahead for the future of their small business.
It only became more confusing for tenants as time went along because of a notification that all business owners received saying that "lease extensions would no longer be honored."
Joomi Bobbett; the owner of Seoul USA shared her thoughts on the lack of information that all the businesses felt like they were getting from the new landlord/management.