2022 BEA Festival of Media Arts Finalists


February 16, 2022

Palatine, IL

BEA Festival of Media Arts Awards Honors Harper Radio with Three (3) Finalists

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has announced the finalists for their 2022 Festival of Media Arts Awards. Harper Radio – WHCM (88.3FM) – has three (3) entries listed among the finalists for recognition in the 2-year College category.

The Harper Radio finalists are:

  • Student Mary Renner, Harper Radio’s 2021 General Manager, for her submission “Harper Radio – Get Involved” video
  • Student Koryn Koch for her audio entry “Hidden Harper”
  • Erik Bonilla-Sanchez, Harper Radio’s General Manager (preceding Mary Renner) in 2021, for his audio entry “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Harper Radio Faculty Advisor Brian Shelton said “as a long-time member of the BEA, it is very exciting for our students’ work to be recognized by this prestigious organization. It is especially important to recognize that our people are competing with Community College students from across the country and Harper Radio is thrilled to be coming out on top.”

For the competition this year, BEA recognized five (5) 2-year college entries, of which Harper Radio was honored with three (3) finalists.

BEA’s international digital media and broadcast competition for faculty and students from over 300 participating schools and over 1,600 entries from around the world. All finalists will receive Festival Awards, and the winners will be announced on Monday, February 28th at 3PM (Central time).

Harper Radio WHCM 88.3 FM is a student run college radio station at Harper College, broadcasting across northern Chicagoland and streaming worldwide at www.harperradio.com Enjoy commercial free programming including sports, talk, news, and a variety of music. Everything you need while listening to college radio.

TheBroadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs, and regional district activities provide opportunities for juried production competition and presentation of current scholarly research related to aspects of the electronic media. These areas include media audiences, economics, law and policy, regulation, news, management, aesthetics, social effects, history, and criticism, among others.

Media contact

Ashley Rosenthal, Harper Radio General Manager

1200 W. Algonquin Road

Palatine, IL 60067



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