February 21, 2023

Palatine, IL

Harper College Honored with Two (2) First Place 2023 BEA Festival of Media Arts Awards

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has announced winners for their 2023 Festival of Media Arts Awards. Harper College – which is home to WHCM (88.3FM) – received two (2) first place awards (out of four [4] first place awards in total) in the 2-year College category.

The Harper College first place winners are:

  • Student Molly Rosen, Harper Radio show host, for her submission “Vitamin K show promo”, and
  • Student Jamie Niggemann for her video entry “Episode 12B The Larch”.

Jamie’s entry came as the result of a video he created as part of the new Audio/Video Technology Program at Harper College. To learn more about that program please click here or visit;

BEA’s international digital media and broadcast competition for faculty and students from over 300 participating schools and over 1,650 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 17th.

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.

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

Erica Berger, Harper Radio General Manager

1200 W. Algonquin Road

Palatine, IL 60067


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