Staying Busy Before Spring Break

Highway Cleanup 1

The past few weeks have been busy for the radio station as we have served our community by cleaning up the Happy highway near Canyon High School back a few weeks ago. Some of the directors and DJs on the station took time out of their Saturday to clean up the highway to support the idea of keeping Texas clean. It has been a project that we have been apart of for a long time and it’s a great way to give back to the community by keeping it clean.

In the past few weeks, we have also done a special live broadcast from the Career Expo on February 24th with PM in the AM being the hosts of the hour long event. Payton and Malcolm had a chance to talk to employers and WT students looking for jobs to get their perspective on the event. Many students came out to try to find a job of their dreams now or in the near future.

We also had the great pleasure of giving a tour of our facilities to Westover Park Junior High students. They got the chance to see the behind the scenes look of the station and saw our very own Music Director Tim Rivera perform a jockbreak in front of them to show an example of what we do here. We love showcasing our facilities to the younger generation as we feel it’s a great way of getting them excited about college and enjoy the education process of college. These students are the future and we want to be able to motivate them to come to college so they can get the same joy that all WT students get from attending here. If you want a chance to tour our facilities, contact our General Manager Anthony Miller at kwtsgm@gmail.com.

Last week, KWTS members collaborated with the National Broadcasting Society in their project called the Global News Relay. It’s an event where 13 universities from around the world do a 15-20 minute newscast on television. The topic of this year’s relay was sports in the community. The project was completed last week with the broadcast being shown on March 18th on YouTube. Check out the newscast to see what has been happening in our community involving sports’s impact on the Canyon/Amarillo area.

Randy Champion

One of the heads of our broadcasting department, Randy Ray, traveled to New York this week to represent KWTS at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System convention where KWTS was nominated for several awards. KWTS came out winners in the Best Play-By-Play (other) category with the commentary team of Anthony Miller and Payton Northrup with Malcolm Montgomery producing the game. Here is the list of other finalists from KWTS that walked away with trophies:

Best Campus News – Kase Wilbanks “Enrollment”

Best Sports Update – Kase Wilbanks “Rec Sports”

Best Promo Series – Bri Leeper

Best Talk Radio Show – David and Robert Duenes “Handsome Man Morning Show”

Best Station Blogs – KWTS

We are extremely proud of the hard work the students at KWTS have done in the past year to make our station the best in the country. We look forward to more great things happening for us as members of our station head to Los Angeles for the National Broadcasting Society to learn at the convention and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. And as always, make sure to keep it locked to the station for your generation, The One 91.1 FM!!!

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