WKNC students led two educational sessions at College Broadcasters, Inc.’s third annual National Student Electronic Media Convention Oct. 23-25, 2014 in Seattle. #CBISeattle featured more than 100 breakout sessions and brought nearly 500 students, advisers/managers and professionals to Seattle for the three-day event.
As part of the educational mission of Student Media, the students’ summaries (PDF) are published so others can learn from the conference as well.
General Manager John Kovalchik, who attended CBI’s 2013 convention in San Antonio, received an N.C. State undergraduate travel award to present the session “Radio Band Interviews: From Booking to Blogging and Everything in Between.” During the 50-minute presentation, Kovalchik and WKNC Promotions Director Yvonne Chazal discussed the interview process from soliciting bands and community members for station interviews to live performances, mixing, editing and podcasting. Kovalchik also partnered with WKNC Operations Manager Matt Brown for a session WKNC’s The Lounge video series titled “Starting Your Own Online Concert Series: Filming Live Music Performances.”
The group of three students was accompanied by Assistant Director of Student Media Advising Jamie Lynn Gilbert, who served as one of the principal organizers of the event as secretary for CBI. This was Gilbert’s fourth year facilitating the convention’s “swag swap” in which participants brought swag – stickers, pens, T-shirts, koozies, bottle openers, CDs, etc. – to swap with their peer stations.
During the convention, WKNC received awards for Best Social Media Presence and Best Vodcast as part of CBI’s National Student Production Awards.