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Staff members of WRKC, 88.5 FM, the student-run radio station of King's College, received three national broadcasting awards recently, including first place in the country for a collaborative newscast.

At the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards (IBS) held in New York City, the WRKC staff placed first for "Most Creative Programming" for the "Halloween Spooktacular" broadcast. The show was collaboration between radio station members and Sue Henry's Radio and Audio Broadcasting class. WRKC was chosen as first place winner over finalists from Western Illinois University, Cerritos University, University of Redlands, DePaul University, SUNY Fredonia, and Hope College.

Station Manager Kristina Atienza was a finalist in the "Best Campus News" category for her piece, "Lessons from the Dead," about the opening of the Gross Anatomy Lab at King's on the Square. 

Atienza was also named a finalist in The Society for Professional Journalists "Mark of Excellence" Contest, Region One, in the category of feature story for her piece, "Rolling with the Radicals," a profile of Wilkes-Barre's female roller derby team.

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is a not for profit education corporation founded in 1940 serves not for profit education affiliated high school radio, college radio, and community stations and streaming/ webcasters.  The organization has more than 1,000 IBS Member radio, television, and webcasting station members.

Pictured seated, from left, is Brielle Warren, news reporter, and Kristina Atienza, station manager.

Pictured in second row, from left, is Nicholas Rotondo, news director, Therese Roughsedge, music director, and Sue Henry, station manager.

Pictured in back row is Dan Stokes, news reporter.