Southeastern’s KSLU took home top honors in the Best College Radio Station and Radio News Reporting categories at this year’s Southeast Journalism Conference competition.
KSLU sportscaster and Half Time Adjustments host Adam Cortez of El Paso, Texas, represented KSLU during the on-site competition, placing first in Radio News Reporting. A junior communication major and Southeastern track athlete, Cortez took home first place honors for his news package covering the African American History Museum.
Recent Southeastern graduate Connor Ferrill of Mandeville helped KSLU earn the Best College Radio Station title for the second year in a row. His daily newscasts featured exclusive stories with in-depth interviews from newsmakers.
“Connor Ferrill’s high level of professionalism and ability to convey complex information in an easy to understand manner set him apart from other competitors in the field,” said KSLU General Manager Todd Delaney.
The Southeast Journalism Conference celebrates student journalism and offers an opportunity for participants to develop relationships with students from schools across the Southeast United States.
“KSLU regularly participates and places in conference events, taking home Best College Radio Station and Best Radio Journalist in the 2019 competition,” Delaney explained.
Available on terrestrial radio, online, and through digital streaming apps, KSLU opens the door for student broadcasters to pioneer their own programs, creating something uniquely their own, and uniquely Southeastern, Delaney said. Programming includes music, live broadcasts of sporting events, and community-oriented talk shows.
“KSLU provides Southeastern students with the real world experience necessary to be successful in their chosen fields,” said Delaney.
Above image: Southeastern student Adam Cortez received the first place award in both
the on-site competition and for his news package covering the African American History
Museum at the Southeast Journalism Conference.