March 1, 2022

Palatine, IL

Harper Radio Honored with Two (2) First Place 2022 BEA Festival of Media Arts Awards

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has announced winners for their 2022 Festival of Media Arts Awards. Harper Radio – WHCM (88.3FM) – received two (2) first place awards (out of three [3] first place awards in total) in the 2-year College category.

The Harper Radio first place winners are:

  • Student Mary Renner, Harper Radio’s 2021 General Manager, for her submission “Harper Radio – Get Involved” video, and
  • Student Koryn Koch for her audio entry “Hidden Harper”

Erik Bonilla-Sanchez, Harper Radio’s General Manager (preceding Mary Renner) in 2021, was honored by BEA with a third-place finish for his audio entry “It’s A Wonderful Life”

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 receive their awards at the Festival in Las Vegas on Monday, April 25th.

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

The Broadcast 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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