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UCO Students Win Six State Broadcast Awards

March 29, 2013

Media Contact:  Courtney Harlin, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121,


University of Central Oklahoma students were recently recognized at the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA) annual student broadcast competition, receiving six awards for student-produced radio, television sports and television news broadcasts.

“We’re all very proud of the work our students produced and seeing them get recognized is even more exciting,” said David Nelson, Ed.D., associate professor of mass communication.

In the short narrative radio category, Greg Chedester of Harrah finished third with his radio drama, “The Johnson Chronicles.”

In the sports TV category, under the direction of instructor Mark Scott, Terry Fox of Choctaw and Tim Jobes of Edmond placed first in TV sports magazine/talk with their sports show, “The Huddle.”

In the corporate television category, a group of Scott’s corporate video students placed first with their entry, “GODSA.”   

Under the direction of instructor Desiree Hill, Ryan Young of Owasso, Keela Stone of Stillwater and Jeanee Canada of Lawton, placed third in the TV newscast category with UCentral News.

In other TV categories, Heather Dillingham, Tulsa, placed third in TV news feature with her story titled, “ Barktober,” and Dusty Saunders, Oklahoma City, placed first in television documentary with his entry, “OKC Beard Club.”

Approximately 14 Oklahoma universities and colleges participated in the OBEA student competition, which generated nearly 210 entries. Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton media professionals judged the student productions.

For more information, contact Nelson at 405-974-2584 or To learn more about Central, visit