The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, Inc. recently announced that Bloomfield College student Tyra Brooks ’22 has been awarded first place in the IBS 2022 Media Awards for Best Video Commercial/Promotion for her WBCR radio submission entitled “Music Matters.” The award was announced on March 5, 2022 following the weeklong virtual IBS 82nd Annual Conference.
The Bloomfield College WBCR radio station was a finalist in two additional IBS categories in the national competition. Siani Smith ’22 was a finalist for “The Impact of Vice President Kamala Harris on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority” in two categories: Best Campus/Community News and Best Video News Report.
WBCR Station Coordinator Doug Doyle said, “I'm so proud of Tyra for producing this outstanding nationally-recognized short video that also aired on WBCR. Winning this extremely competitive category is truly an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations also goes out to Siani for joining Tyra as a finalist this year. Both students were finalists last year. Siani grabbed first place honors last year for her sports report. Kudos go out to all the Bloomfield College students and faculty who support WBCR.”
WBCR is Bloomfield College’s internet non-commercial and educational radio station. It is student operated and funded by the College’s Communication Program as a laboratory to train communication students and others interested in radio operation and management. The mission of the station is to provide the College and larger community with a format that is varied and informative and includes, but is not limited to, music, news and educational programs.