Ashley Rosenthal: 2022 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards Finalist

Ashley Rosenthal is the current General Manager of Harper Radio and she joined the station in July of 2021. She is dedicated to broadening the outreach of WHCM and encourages others to join the light-hearted, fun, and supportive environment at the station. Ashley hosts Cross Country every Monday at 11am, a show with a little bit of country and a whole lot of variety. She loves to promote Harper Radio events on her show and has been nominated as a finalist for her “WHCM t-shirt promotion.”

Listen to Ashley’s submission below:

Keith Maurice Harris: 2022 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards Finalist

Keith Maurice Harris has been a host at WHCM for six years. He won Best On-Air Personality for the 2019 IBS Awards and is a finalist for the same category once again, so he is no stranger to the world of broadcasting. Want to have a great weekend, guaranteed? Start your day right by listening to the one and only Keith Maurice during The Keith Maurice Show every Saturday at 10am. Listen for a variety of music, pop culture, and Harper Campus news. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!

Listen to Keith’s submission below:

Nina Stoner: 2022 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards Finalist

Nina Stoner joined WHCM in 2021 and cohosts the incredible show, Streaming Verse, every Thursday at 7pm with Chris Smith. You can find her on the WHCM 88.3FM airways, streaming through our online platform, and live-streaming on our YouTube channel, Harper Radio. As the cohost of WHCM’s first show to be officially live-streamed on YouTube, Stoner’s commentary on current films and series is bound to make you smile, laugh, and hear different perspectives about the movies and shows you love.

Listen to Nina’s submissions below:

Best Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/7CUthYr3ecHDH7XXqItAcH?si=25f3cce2b8c64143

Best Talk Program:

Chris Smith: 2022 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards Finalist

Chris Smith is a true leader at WHCM for her incredible work as Social Media Manager and current cohost of Streaming Verse with Nina Stoner every Thursday at 7pm. You can count on Chris to make you laugh with her hilarious and witty commentary on WHCM 88.3 FM, www.harperradio.com, and the Harper Radio YouTube channel. Check out our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages to stay up-to-date with her latest posts about the events and exciting news at WHCM!

Listen to Chris’s submissions below:

Best Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/7CUthYr3ecHDH7XXqItAcH?si=25f3cce2b8c64143

Best Talk Program:

Erik Bonilla-Sanchez: 2022 BEA Festival of Media Arts and IBS Awards Finalist

2022 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Finalist: 2-Year College Category

2022 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards Finalist: Len Mallioux Management Awards in the Best Radio Station Manager – College Category

Erik Bonilla-Sanchez has been with WHCM for five years and was the station’s General Manager in early 2021 and Program Director of the same year. Erik is a BEA finalist for his audio entry, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” He was also nominated for his dedication to WHCM, major impact upon the music that is played in the automation system, and his expertise in broadcast engineering. Erik now has a full-time job as a broadcast engineer and hosts his show, Rad-io, on WHCM every Tuesday and Friday at 12pm.

Listen to Erik’s BEA award submission below:

Koryn Koch: 2022 BEA Festival of Media Arts Finalist

2022 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Finalist: 2-Year College Category

Koryn Koch has been producing audio projects for WHCM since 2021 and currently updates listeners with weekly events happening at the college. You can hear her voice over the airways of Harper Radio during her light-hearted PSAs. Koryn’s submission, “Hidden Harper,” focuses on heightening awareness of WHCM and its endless opportunities to gain hands-on experience within the wonderful community at the station.

Listen to Koryn’s submission below:

Mary Renner: 2022 BEA Festival of Media Arts Finalist

2022 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Finalist: 2-Year College Category

Mary Renner, one of WHCM’s managers in 2021 and host of Backwards and Forwards every Thursday at 10am, is a finalist for her “Harper Radio – Get involved” video. Her video emphasizes the variety of roles and opportunities available for members of the station and demonstrates that WHCM is much more than just radio. Mary is known for her bubbly personality and light-hearted music show.

Watch Mary’s submission video below:

2022 BEA Festival of Media Arts Finalists

PRESS RELEASE

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

WHCMHawkRadio@gmail.com

847/925-6000

2022 IBS Media Awards Finalists from WHCM – UPDATED

PRESS RELEASE

January 28, 2022

Palatine, IL

Updated; IBS Media Awards Honors Harper Radio with Four (4) Five (5) Finalists

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) has announced the finalists for their 2022 Media Awards. Harper Radio – WHCM (88.3FM) – has five (5) entries listed among the finalists for recognition across several categories.

The Harper Radio finalists are:

  • Student Ashley Rosenthal, Harper Radio’s current General Manager, under the Best Promotional Event category for her entry “WHCM t-shirt promotion”
  • Student Keith Maurice Harris, Harper Radio Host, under the Best On-Air Personality for his entry “The Keith Maurice Show”
  • Student Nina Stoner and WHCM veteran Chris Smith, under the Best Talk Program, for their show “Streaming Verse
  • Stoner and Smith are also finalists, under the Best Podcast category, for “Streaming Verse
  • Recently announced; Erik Bonilla-Sanchez, Harper Radio’s General Manager in 2021, is a finalist for the Len Mallioux Management Awards in the Best Radio Station Manager – College category

Harper Radio Faculty Advisor Brian Shelton said “we are absolutely thrilled that these student entries have made it into the finals for the prestigious IBS 2022 Media Awards. They are all outstanding broadcasters, and we are honored for them to all be under consideration for further recognition.”

The IBS Board of Directors has decided to hold the annual Spring Conference –where the winners in each category will be recognized – virtually once again this year. Registration is now open for their 82nd Annual Conference, which will be held the week of March 1st.

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.

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) is an organization with a membership of over one thousand non-profit, education-affiliated radio stations and webcasters. Founded in 1940, IBS is headquartered in New Windsor, NY, with a legal office in Washington, D.C. In addition to providing support for establishing and operating noncommercial radio and webcast operations, it frequently represents its members with FCC negotiations, copyright issues, and litigation.

Media contact

Ashley Rosenthal, Harper Radio General Manager

1200 W. Algonquin Road

Palatine, IL 60067

WHCMHawkRadio@gmail.com

847/925-6000

“The Dawn”

From his previous album “After Hours”, The Weeknd returns with an album titled, “The Dawn” expected to be released in 2022. With mentions of a track list being leaked, he has already debuted his single “Take my Breath” under the disco dance-pop music genre, “Moth to a Flame” with Swedish House Mafia, and “One Right Now” duetting with one of my favorite artists, Post Malone. 

After reviewing and listening closely to the ballads and instruments of these songs, my wild guess is that The Weeknd will be leaning towards R&B, dance electronic-pop music, and hints of disco throughout the album. Under his last album, he showcased a lot of R&B with soul to translate the theme of “loneliness, escapism, and regret” when it came to previous relationships.

Fast forward to now, he has teased fans on Instagram by erasing all pictures from After Hours and presenting everyone with The Dawn spoilers and music video trailers. He has repeatedly posted pictures featuring morning rays of light from a sunrise; and by this, he foreshadows that the sun has set with After Hours and a new era is awakening in the morning light with The Dawn. 

With all this being said, The Weeknd has confirmed to Billboard magazine that this fifth studio album “is complete.” They are still in the process of finding the narrative and presenting the theme of it all; side-noting that one of his inspirations for this album is Britney Spears from her hit songs “Everytime”, my personal favorite of hers, and “Toxic”. 

The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, will continue to bring forth number one hits like “Blinding Lights” and masterpieces of music. I am beyond excited to hear how this album unfolds and I am certain that many will enjoy it.

Written by Cari

Undoubtedly a lover of all things celebrities, music, aesthetics and fashion, Cari airs a variety of modern music on her A Pop of Facts and Chats show, every Wednesday at 2pm, highlighting fun facts and chats of the songs and their singers between the music. She’s a big fan of Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, and The Weeknd…so be prepared to hear lots of them!

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