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Lake Land College Student One of Two Community College Students to Place at Annual Broadcasters’ Awards

Posted on November 8, 2018

A Lake Land College Radio-TV student was one of only two community college students to place in the annual Illinois Broadcasters Association Student Silver Dome Awards for 2018.

John Enright, Shelbyville, received second place in Best Sales Presentation. Speech Communication/Broadcasting Instructor Greg Powers spoke on how difficult it is to place in the IBA Student Silver Dome Awards.

“Students are competing against other students throughout Illinois, mainly from four- year institutions,” Powers said.

Enright, who plans on being a program director for television and/or radio and own his own production studio, was rated on overall content and creativity of the presentation, which he focused on the benefits of buying underwriting with WLKL.

“If there is anything separating me from the competition it is the client,” Enright said. “I focused on what the station and the store had in common.”

“There is a lot of work put into every form of media that we see. All that work is for nothing if the needs of viewers are not taken into consideration first,” Enright said. “Lake Land’s Radio/TV Broadcasting program taught me what it takes to be a content producer for the public and how to better serve the public with my knowledge and talent in the trade.”

Lake Land College and the College of Dupage were the only two community colleges to have students place at the awards.

To learn more about the broadcast programs at Lake Land College or contact Powers at 217-234-5335 or

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