By Rikki Yanez
Assistant Web Content Manager
KTSW is nominated for six national awards with College Broadcasters, Inc., which is held this year in Seattle, Washington. This year 14 students will be attending this convention to represent the station.
KTSW 89.9 is the official radio station of Texas State University. KTSW is a student run station that has been around since 1982, and was formally known as KAT Radio. This station not only plays music, but also has multiple departments such as production, multimedia, social media, web content, promotions and more. As October picks up, so does the exciting news for KTSW.
This year 14 KTSW staff members will be attending College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI), which is a convention for all college radio stations across the country. This is the largest group thus far that will be attending this convention.
“I think what’s great about attending CBI is that not only are we getting experience from KTSW, but we are getting the opportunity to get different points of view of what the media field is really like while networking with professionals,” said Station Manager Chase Massey.
KTSW is up for six national awards this year. For Massey, being nominated for awards is an amazing feeling because not only can the station say that the KTSW staff is talented, but they have the awards to show it.
In addition to CBI, KTSW has set up a full day of panels for Mass Comm Week on Friday, Oct. 19. Mass Comm Week is a four-day conference held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This week consist of keynote speakers that discuss issues, trends and careers in digital media. This conference is open to all majors, which gives students a chance to network and gain more knowledge of careers in digital media.
The panels that KTSW set up for Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. consist of alumni speakers on all sorts of media topics that range from sports to career advice. On Saturday, Oct. 20, the station will also be hosting an alumni luncheon for fellow KAT and KTSW alumni, which will then be followed by an alumni mixer at Buzz Mill.
“The luncheon is a good way to end Mass Comm Week since we will have our staff and our KAT/ KTSW alumni back together,” said Office and Traffic Manager Jailene Polanco.
For more information about the panels during Mass Comm Week visit Mass Comm Week at Texas State University. These panels are open for any Texas State student that would like to attend. If you are interested in being a part of KTSW head over to ktsw.net. Applications close on October 29.
Featured photo by Victoria Vasquez.