Ritenour High School’s KRHS Radio and TV Stations Earn National Recognition
Ritenour High School broadcast students didn’t think about luggage space when they went to New York City as finalists in 40 categories of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Trophy Awards Program.
But on March 4, as they juggled trophies in their hands on stage, some of the top student staff members of KRHS-90.1 FM and KRHS TV News began thinking about how they would get their trophies home, including 13 that showed they were the “best” in the country in multiple categories.
“Who would have thought about that kind of a problem? said Jane Bannester, radio and TV broadcast teacher and advisor. “We ended up needing to buy a suitcase just for the awards. It’s a nice problem to have.”
Bannester, who stayed back at Ritenour while her RHS media colleague, Jeremy Housewright, accompanied the students to this year’s annual international conference and awards banquet. The six RHS students who accepted the awards also attended college-level broadcast workshops during the conference.
KRHS Media was judged against other high school radio and TV stations nationwide. This was the first year high schools were judged for their work in TV/video as part of the IBS Trophy Awards program. Ritenour’s TV studio opened last year in the school’s Media Convergence Center.
Below are names and links to the 13 KRHS winners in this year’s IBS awards program:
- Best TV News Station: KRHS TV News Staff
- Best Radio Station: KRHS-90.1 FM
- Best TV News Manager: Mekaila Warren
- Best TV Creative Director: Mekaila Warren
- Best TV Advisor: Jane Bannester
- Best Staff Training Method: KRHS
- Best News Feature Story: Gabi Anderson--Ritenour Way: Hispanic Christmas Holiday
- Best Campus News Coverage: Cassidy Schatz--Homecoming Music
- Best Public Affairs/Event Promotion-- Jordan Thrasher, Dylan Toeniskotter, Tristan Talton, Austin Barnes-- Video Game Night Public Event/Promotion
- Best TV News Report: Mekaila Warren-- Media Seniors Reflect on KRHS
- Best TV Sports Program: Demetri Parezo, Gabi Anderson -- RHS Sports Weekly ‐RHS Female Kicker
- Best TV Play-by Play: Calin Hogan, Ashley Smith, Sara Tolley -- KRHS Live Stream: Ritenour vs Pattonville Football
- Best TV Commercial/Promo: Brendon Klohr--Yearbook Drone Ad;
Bannester said the students’ work is impressive, and their awards truly reflect the their hard work and commitment as journalists.
“We have incredible student journalists whose passion and talent for broadcast news has been instrumental in drawing younger students into our program,” said Bannester. “Many of our award winners and finalists are seniors, and they are leaving quite a legacy.”
Below are names and links to KRHS finalists in this year’s IBS Trophy Awards program:
- Best Logo: Will Rivers
- Best Station Promo Poster: Thomas Dyer
- Best Radio Newscast: Jordan Thrasher, Tristan Talton, Dylan Toeniskoetter -- KRHS News for Oct 11th
- Best News Feature Story: Demetri Parezo -- Ritenour Way: Buxman Thanksgiving;
- Best Spot News: Calin Hogan --METC eNews: Makerspace Bus
- Best Campus News Coverage: Gabi Anderson -- Ritenour Way: Start 2nd Semester; Nathan Owens: Homecoming Dress Code; Toni Akins-Homecoming Fashion;
- Best Political News Coverage: Calin Hogan-- KRHS411: The Paris Attacks
- Best Station Facilities: KRHS
- Best PSA: Ethan Diefenbrock -- Overland Autumn in the Park
- Best Use of Sound Effects: Israel Rendon -- KRHS Station ID
- Best Station ID: Gabi Anderson -- KRHS Station ID
- Best Commercial Spot: Gabi Anderson -- Overland Business Association Halloween Party
- Best Sports Talk Program: Andrea Wanta and Michaela Reed -- Coach Talk
- Best Sports Update: Demetri Parezo -- Huskies Zone ‐Sept 16th
- Best Sports Interview: Robyion Hughes -- KRHS Athlete of the Week ‐Bishop
- Best Radio Faculty Advisor: Jane Bannester
- Best Newscast: KRHS Staff -- May 2016; March 25 2016; August 2016
- Best TV News Report: Mekaila Warren -- Ritenour Business Technology Showcase, Gateway2Change Spreads Message to Rochester; Will Rivers, Nick Klingerman and Brandon Pellitier -- Hazards of Hazing
- Best TV Sports Report: Andrea Wanta -- Ritenour vs Pattonville Rivalry; Calin Hogan --MMA Bellator Justin Lawrence
- Best TV Station Promotion: KRHS Staff -- KRHS Media Promotion
- Best TV Commercial/Promo: Darrell Lathan -- 2016 Operation Grad Commercial; Mekaila Warren -- Introduction to Ritenour Revolution and #PlantPositivity for Gateway2Change
- Best Podcast: Calin Hogan -- What is Ritenour Made Of?
- Best Facebook: KRHS Staff -- KRHS Media Facebook page
- Best Twitter: KRHS Staff – KRHSMedia
- Best YouTube: KRHS Staff – Krhs Media
- Best Social Media: KRHS Staff -- Instagram and Snapchat