Andrews In Like Flint
After rolling for six months without a PD, Cumulus CHR/top 40 WWCK/Flint, Mich., now has veteran programmer Jeff Andrews at the helm. Andrews most recently programmed First Broadcasting's KXCL/Sacramento. "I've been talking with Jeff for over a year," Cumulus senior VP of programming Jan Jeffries tells R&R. "He's a perfect fit for the competitive environment, and I'm pleased to have him on our Cumulus team." No stranger to having Michigan license plates on his car, Andrews previously spent several years programming WSNX/Grand Rapids. (Mon, 4/23)
Multiple Central Michigan University students have been recognized for their exceptional efforts and dedication to their studies in broadcast and cinematic arts.
CMU's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts presented its student awards for the 2006-2007 academic year during the school's annual awards banquet April 13 at The Embers restaurant in Mount Pleasant. Awards were presented in a variety of categories for academic performance and general excellence, as well as for outstanding contributions to BCA's student organizations.
Award winners included:
* Grosse Pointe Woods senior Michael Greiner received the Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Award, the most prestigious award presented by BCA. He also received the Outstanding Service Award for MHTV, the school's student-run, cocurricular television station.
* Livonia senior Justin Vacca received BCA's Academic Achievement Award, which is awarded to the BCA senior with the highest grade point average.
* Farmington Hills sophomore Sara Bloomberg received the Outstanding Service Award for News Central 34, MHTV's student-produced news show.
* Rochester, N.Y., graduate student Patrick Brown received the Outstanding Service Award for CMU's chapter of the National Broadcasting Society.
* Metamora sophomore Kristen Cowling received the Outstanding Service Award for Moore Media Records, BCA's student-run record label.
* Crystal Falls sophomore Stuart Cram received the Outstanding Service Award for the Film Society, a student organization dedicated to promoting educational and cultural awareness through the study, viewing and production of films.
* Tianjin, China, graduate student Bowen Dou received the Outstanding Service Award for Moore Media Digital Design, the school's multimedia design, development and production laboratory.
* Grand Rapids junior Alyssa Strickland received the Outstanding Service Award for CMU's chapter of the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
* Freeland senior Chad Twaro received the Outstanding Service Award for WMHW Modern Rock 91.5 FM, the school's student-run radio station.
Each recipient will have his or her name engraved on commemorative plaques displayed in the school's office, located in Room 340 of Moore Hall.
CMU's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts boasts one of the largest electronic media programs in the country and offers five undergraduate degree programs and a three-track Master of Arts program. In addition to being one of only a few programs in the nation to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the field, it is the only program in the state with a combined degree program through which students can earn a broadcast and cinematic arts major and secondary-level teaching certification in communication.
For more information about the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, visit www.bca.cmich.edu.