College student named finalist for National Production Award
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[January 27, 2017]
- Lincoln College sophomore Tom Baker of Western Springs, has been
named a finalist for “Production Director of the Year” in the 2017
Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards competition.
Baker is in good company with the other finalists coming from
Montclair State, Arizona State University, Indiana University, and
University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition, Baker’s work
received nominations in three other IBS categories: Best Show Promo,
Best Use of Sound Effects, and Best Station ID.
Baker serves as Production Director of WLNX-FM, the student operated
radio station at Lincoln College.
“Since his arrival at Lincoln College, Tom has accepted my challenge
and exceeded all expectations in developing a culture of award
competition,” said John Malone, Associate Professor and WLNX-FM
General Manager. “Lincoln College is one of the smallest
institutions represented at the IBS competition, and he’s put us on
the map alongside some renowned college radio programs.”
Baker attended Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, known for
having one of the most prominent and successful high school radio
programs in the United States. Last year, Baker won a national
college radio competition, where his entry was selected to air on
commercial radio stations nationwide promoting the NextRadio FM
tuner application for Smart Phones.
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As a Lincoln College freshman, Baker also garnered a coveted Award of
Distinction at the prestigious Communicator Awards presented by the Academy of
Interactive and Visual Arts.
The winners of the IBS Awards will be named on Saturday, March 4th, at the 77th
Annual IBS International School/College/Community Radio/TV/Webcast/Media
Conference in New York City.
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