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WDBM at Michigan State University Receives National Awards

November 10, 2023

Left photo: (L-R) Music Director Sydney Sims, Photo Editor Catherine Grumish, CBI President Annabella Poland, Digital Media Director Jake Rhodes, Audio Production Director Drew Silski. Right photo: (L-R) News Producer Claire Bacarella, Senior News Producer Tessa Kresch, Station Manager Delaney Rogers, News Director Taylor Truszkowski.

Impact 89FM-WDBM-FM, Michigan State University's student-run radio station and media organization, is very excited to announce that the entire organization as well as individual staff members were recognized for their work with national awards in the College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production Awards as well as the College Media Association Pinnacle Awards.

The awards were presented in ceremonies at the College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Electronic Media Convention in Orlando on Saturday, October 21, 2023 and the College Media Association MediaFest in Atlanta on October 31, 2023.

CBI National Student Production Awards: Best Student Media Web Site
• First Place: Staff

CMA Pinnacle Awards: Broadcast Station Website of the Year
• First Place: Staff

CMA Pinnacle Awards: Best Social Media Engagement
• First Place: Staff

CMA Pinnacle Awards: Radio Station of the Year
• Honorable Mention: Staff

CMA Pinnacle Awards: Best Audio/Talk Entertainment Program
• First Place: Chelsie Boodoo, Daniel Puentes

CMA Pinnacle Awards: Best Podcast
• Second Place: Tessa Kresch

CMA Pinnacle Awards: Best Sports Game Story
• Third Place: A.J. Evans

CMA Pinnacle Awards: Best Audio/Promo Public Service Announcement
• Honorable Mention: Staff

Work was broadcast in the Lansing area on 88.9 FM and published online through Impact 89FM's website at and social media channels.

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