Students Succeed in National Radio Contest

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University alumnus Andrew Kibelbek and student Jeremy McDuffie received awards from the National Religious Broadcasters organization for their achievement in the field of broadcasting.

    The NRB is an international association of Christian communicators, representing millions of viewers, listeners and readers. The organization offers annual achievement awards to undergraduate students for outstanding examples of audio and video productions, providing winners with a cash prize and an opportunity to attend the NRB National Convention.

    As participants in the 2008 contest, Kibelbek and McDuffie competed against students from other schools and were judged by media professionals to have had the best entries in their categories.

    Kibelbek - a 2007 Cedarville graduate - secured the Radio Excellence Award for best overall entry as well as the top award in Radio Drama. Both awards were based on Kibelbek's work with the radio drama "Pilgrim, Part I."

    McDuffie, a senior electronic media major, received first place in the Internet category for his website development of Resound Radio, Cedarville’s student radio.

    “Both are excellent men with a vision to use their gifts in media to influence the world,” says Jim Leightenheimer, associate professor of broadcasting at Cedarville.

    Kibelbek and McDuffie plan to continue their work in the field of broadcasting.