RTV students awarded

Bearkat Sports Report has claimed first place for “Sports Program” in a national competition at the National Broadcasting Society national conference in Washington D.C. Produced by mass communications students and in its second semester of production, BSR is a sports program that follows Bearkat sports and provides in-depth player, game and season analysis.

BSR airs weekly on KSHU-TV Channel 7 at 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

It can also be heard on KSHU-FM 90.5 The Kat Monday at 12:00 p.m.

Also placing first at the competition was Patric Sleightholm’s “News 7 Open” in the “Video Program Open” category.

A Bearkat Sports Report clip was recently shown on ESPN2 during the SHSU/Northwestern basketball championship game. BSR also aired a live pre-game show on KSHU-TV from Johnson Coliseum prior to the Stephen F. Austin semi-finals tournament game.

Mike Capps, play-by-play announcer for the Round Rock Express in Austin, TX, recently said, “I thought they [BSR anchors] did a great job of really bringing me down on the field and making me feel as if I am right there.”

Patric Sleightholm is BSR’s executive producer; Leah Burger, Dustin Dyer, Brian Hernalsteen, Zach Schroeder and Alex Stivers serve as associate producers. Kristina Adams, Courtney Lundgren and Kristen Lundgren provide field reports and help run the studio. Newcomers to BSR this semester include Matt Carey, Lisa Lenander and Jenna Zibton. Dr. Tony DeMars is the faculty advisor for BSR, NBS and KSHU-TV.

The NBS competition was open to schools from across the country. Both entries previously won first place at the NBS Regional meeting in Austin, TX last November.

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