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Student Voice, WRFW win awards in statewide contests

March 11, 2015

Two UW-River Falls campus media organizations — the Student Voice and WRFW — have won awards in statewide competitions for newspaper journalism and broadcasting.

The Voice earned third place for best editorial in its publication category from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) Foundation. The campus newspaper won for its staff-written editorial, “Senate elections struggle with numerous issues,” published in October 2013.

The foundation announced winners of the 2014 Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest during the annual WNA convention held Feb. 26-27 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Students Bryan Tester and Drew Moldenhauer from campus radio station WRFW won third place for sports play-by-play announcing from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA).

“Hockey is probably the toughest sport to call,” a judge of the WBA’s annual Student Awards for Excellence said. “The coverage of the action was great, as was the overall sound quality, which often isn’t the case for college hockey games.”

The award was announced during the WBA’s annual Student Seminar held March 7 in Middleton, Wisconsin.