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Ritenour High School’s KRHS Radio and TV Stations Earn National Recognition


RHS media students pose with their awards. 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:

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: