Category Archives: Current Students

Arpan Yagnik named the recipient of the Shuck Award for International Students

International Student Services Scholarship Committee selected Arpan Yagnik as the recipient of Shuck Award for International Students. Arpan is a third year graduate student in the School of Media and Communication and is working towards his doctoral degree advised by Dr. Srinivas Melkote. The Shuck Award for International Students is awarded to an International student who has demonstrated commitment to the university, actively participated in BGSU’s international and intercultural activities, contributed in improving intercultural awareness and understanding, and shared his country and its culture with BGSU while maintaing a better than average GPA. The award comes with a $500 scholarship. Arpan is also the recipient of three other awards which are the Outstanding International Graduate Student Award, Falcon Top Ten Percent Award and Fisher Award for Excellence in Teaching.

2013 TCOM student production award winners announced on April 26’s TCOM Award Ceremony

The 3rd annual TCOM student production award ceremony was held on April 26.  See the award-winners’ pictures at the TCOM student association Facebook page and watch and listen to the winning entries at   The virtual special alumni guest is Andy Nwoye, ’01, broadcast designer at Sinclair Broadcast Group, who addressed the winners with his thoughtful comments and suggestions in a video commentary.


Four-day program for current & former players includes “final exam”

covering Toledo Mud Hens baseball game


Twenty four current and former NFL players will take part in the first-ever NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp from May 13-16 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. With the new longer offseason, the boot camp is one of a record 10 training programs for post-NFL careers that NFL Player Engagement offers to current and former players.

See the attachment here (2013SportsJournalismBOOTCamp)

TCOM Career Day March 22 with President of Ohio Cable & Telecom. Asso as keynote speaker

TCOM Career Day Friday, March 22nd

The TCOM Student Association, the Department of Telecommunications, and the BGSU Career Center are jointly organizing the 2nd TCOM Career Day on March 22 Friday with alumni career panel, company presentations, luncheon, and on-site interviews.  The alumni career panel and company presentations are open to the public.  Students sign up for on-site interviews via WorkNet.

Alumni Career Panel- 10:30 BTSU Room 315

Faculty Moderator:  Dr. Ewart Skinner

Annamarie Iannetta- marketing associate, MedCity Media, Cleveland, providing support for the company’s events, marketing and business development.

Jeffrey Warnement- Director of Photography of Bartha, an events production company in Columbus, OH

Jon Sinton- Co-Founder and the President, Progressive Voices, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization whose initial product is the Progressive Voices App for smartphones and tablets, Atlanta, Georgia.

Anthony Bellino- Co-Host/Producer of “Drive Time” on CBS Sports Radio 106.5 The Ticket, Radio PxP Broadcaster, & Public Address Announcer, Toledo, OH

Gil Gonzalez – Director, Conference and Meetings, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), Washington DC

Andree Kinnee –  Assignment Desk Manager, WJW-TV, Cleveland

Company Presentation 11:30 BTSU Room 315

Faculty Moderator:  Mr. Stephen Merrill

Sinclair Broadcasting WKEF 22 ABC, WRGT Dayton: Wes Finley, News Director

Toledo 05  CW- Cheryl Lightfoot, Fulfillment Coordinator, Local Stations

WKFM/WLKR (Radio) Milan, Ohio – Bill Forthofer, General Manager

WMNT-TV Toledo – Melyssa Knight, General Manager

Time Warner Cable: Cheryl Ridgway , Time Warner Cable

Luncheon 12:30 BTSU room 228 (prior registration required)

Menu- Served Lunch: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Greens and Herb Salad, Soup of the day, Fresh Fruit, Mini cookies and brownies, Lemonade and water. Vegetarian menu available.

Keynote speaker- Ed Kozelek,  President of the Ohio Cable and Telecommunications Association

On-site interviews for jobs and internships

WTOL, Toledo (BTSU307)

CW/WT05, Toledo (BTSU309)

WKFM/WKLM, Milan, OH (WH200)

WKEF-TV, 22 ABC, WRGT Fox45,  Sinclair Broadcasting, Dayton, OH (BTSU318)

WMNT- TV Toledo (BTSU407)

Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Washington DC (WH023)

TCOM Senior Debbie Alderman won 2012 Ohio Association of Broadcasters Scholarship

TCOM senior Debbie Alderman, from Lima, OH, won the $3,000  Ohio Association of Broadcasterse Scholarship in 2012.  She is the only non-minority student winning this scholarship this year in the state.  Debbie also got a summer internship in New York working on social media for MTV.  She is going to be the President/Executive Producer of BG on TV when she comes back in fall.



WBGU-FM shows win RadioStar Awards!

WBGU-FM is proud to announce that two spring semester radio shows were selected as RadioStar Award winners by! The program Dirty Glitter (Thursdays 10 pm – 12 am) took home best music show honors while The Afternoon Rush – hosted by Craig Sullivan and Rebecca Priebe (weekdays 4 pm – 6 pm) took home best variety show honors!

About RadioFlag –

RadioFlag is social media and content discovery platform for radio. The service
allows users to discover new stations, new DJ’s and Talk Radio Hosts, and  stream
their personal favorite stations from their smartphone or computer, regardless of
where in the world they might be. Not only can listeners  tune in, but RadioFlag
provides the unique connection to live radio DJs and their listeners, fostering
communication beyond the call-lines.
The service  offers social connectivity between members of a live radio audience,
and links radio listeners through music, lifestyle, opinions, news and trends. In
addition, our users are creating an awareness of where the most unique, live, on-
air talent can be found. Our mission is to spotlight college and independent radio
stations by placing them on equal footing with the larger, well-financed commercial
RadioFlag launched  from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), with support from
campus station KUCI on April 4, 2011. RadioFlag launched its website nationally in
October 2011. The company is comprised of over 20 people, including mostly young
and talented software engineers and social media and marketing professionals.
Respected radio industry professionals have also joined the team to help the effort.
From the company’s launch at a single college station, RadioFlag has now expanded
on a large scale, connecting with over 300 college stations and creating a College
Radio Advisory Board, established to help better guide RadioFlag in supporting
college stations across the station. Considering that most of the RadioFlag team
consists of recent college graduates or current college students, its not hard to see
the natural connection between RadioFlag and college radio.

Media Falcon Video Produced by Students

Media Falcon Center video produced by a group of students in 4700 practicum class this year (Jason Baker, Brittany Moran, Meredith Goodrich and Jason DiMarco) was presented at the Tcom production award ceremony. It featured all the TV video organizations including BG24 News, the Falcon Sports Center show, BG on TV and WBGU-TV PBS.

Click here to view the video.

12 students honored in 2nd TCOM Student Media Production Contest Award Ceremony

 12 students were presented with awards in the 2nd Annual TCOM student media production award ceremony organized by the BGSU TCOM Student Association: Ashley Mullins, Jason Baker and crew members Meredith Goodrich, Brittany Moran, Daniel Smith, Brad Woczniki, Josh Clay and Jun Yang.  The categories include video, radio and web.  Ryan Fowler, a BGSU and WBGU-TV alum, who is the Fantasy Football/Baseball Editor at and Content Manager at based out of Cincinnati,  came as a special guest and address students.  He reminded students of the importance of work ethics and networking in developing their career.  TCOM faculty presented the awards to the students.

See the  power point file on the winners and links to their works: TCOM student prorduction contest Awards2012 PPT.3.30