WMU News

Senior wins Michigan broadcasting award

Feb. 18, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University student Stefanie Porolniczak recently received a first-place award in the 2003 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation's High School and College Broadcast Awards Competition.

Originally from Sterling Heights, Mich., Porolniczak is a senior majoring in public relations. She brought home first place for radio aircheck in the MAB Foundation's college division. The radio aircheck award goes to the individual who demonstrates the best on-air talent, through a three-minute newscast or disc jockey announcement. In 2001 and 2002, Porolniczak was a DJ and promotions director at WIDR 89.1 FM, the student-managed radio station at WMU. Her award-winning aircheck was recorded at WIDR.

The MAB Foundation's annual competition showcases the state's most promising young broadcast professionals, making separate awards for its high school and college divisions. The individual categories in which students may compete fall under either radio or television broadcast. They include aircheck, news, feature, sportscast or play-by-play, public service announcement, public affairs or talk show, and promotional announcement. There also is a category for large group entries.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, 269 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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