WBWC Receives Five Broadcasting Award Nominations

WBWC 88.3 The Sting has been nominated for awards in five categories at the upcoming Intercollegiate Broadcasting System virtual conference. 

The station is nominated for five different categories which include the Best Use of YouTube, Best Sports Play-by-Play for women’s basketball, and Best Remote Broadcast for the summer event Wonderstruck.  Olivia McGreevy is also up for Best Promotions Director and Madison Hebebrand is nominated for Best General Manager. 

According to Joe Tarantowski, director of broadcasting and chief operator at WBWC, BW students will be presenting on remote broadcasting at the 82nd annual IBS conference, taking place from March 1-5.  

WBWC Berea has been serving western parts of the Greater Cleveland area for 64 years. Owned by Baldwin Wallace University, the station is operated by both faculty and students. The WBWC studio is located on the third floor of Strosacker Hall on the south side of campus.  

Hebebrand, general manager of the station, said the radio station is putting on new events this year that can help students get involved in radio and gain credit for participation.  

To raise funds, Sting staffers and volunteers will sell Suzin L. Chocolate bars through Feb. 10. 

“If you sell one box of bars, we will have another laser tag outing you are invited to,” Hebebrand said. “This can also count for three hours of participation if you are in CAS-261 this semester.” You can pick up your order on Friday, Feb. 11 anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

The organization will also be tabling in the union this Friday from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. selling chocolate bars as well as baked goods.   

“We will have order sheets for people to fill out to send treats to other students and faculty as well,” Hebebrand said. “This is another great way to earn credit for participation.”