When students wield their passions to support others, the world takes notice. And for students at Kbeach Radio, the world has tipped its hat with three finalist nominations for the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards.
“The nominations feel like great accomplishments because they reflect all the hard work we put in every week to create fascinating and enjoyable shows,” said Dayana Enriquez, senior nutrition and dietetics major and a host for IBS-nominated Best Specialty Show “Food-ology Radio.” “I feel that these nominations truly highlight the highly intellectual and creative students and faculty we have on campus!”
“Food-ology Radio” is an educational program created in 2014 for students, by students. In March 2015, it won the first place Golden Mic Award for IBS-nominated “Best Specialty Show.”
“As students ourselves, we relate to the struggle of healthy eating,” Dayana said. “We use radio as a channel to educate students and provide easily accessible material for those looking to improve their health, gain insights on healthier foods or merely learn something new about nutrition!”
Also seeking to encourage students, IBS-nominated Best Talk Program “Brains Are Sexy” uses the power of personal narrative to remind students that challenges are a part of their success.
“Long Beach is full of diverse, iconoclastic thought leaders who have walked in our shoes,” said Anita Hamilton, a CSULB Ph.D. candidate and host for “Brains Are Sexy.” “Their stories of failures, challenges and success provide us with hope, empathy and encouragement.”
Rounding up the nominations is IBS-nominated Most Creative Show “Good Morning Long Beach State,” a morning entertainment show informing students on topics of music, news, culture and events in and around Long Beach.
Using radio as a medium to educate, encourage and engage with the campus, these students are bringing their passions to the microphone. Kbeach has been nominated and won several IBS awards in the past, and these students are continuing to keep the legacy alive. For more information on sharing your own voice, visit www.kbeach.org.