Student-Run ‘Lions After Dark’ Wins Runner-Up at National Broadcast Society Conference

Lions After Dark, an A&M-Commerce student radio program on KETR 88.9 FM, was one of two finalists for the student radio entertainment program competition at the National Broadcast Society National Convention in Washington, D.C., March 3.

“I’m very proud of the Lions After Dark crew,” said Dr. John Mark Dempsey, faculty advisor for Lions After Dark. “They’re learning to be professional broadcasters, but at the same time, they’re already providing a valuable service to the community in the best tradition of KETR and all of radio.”

Students from all over the country competed at the annual conference in various radio, television and film competitions. Drew Ivery, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Sidnee Bacy finished second to Marshall University in the ‘Audio Entertainment and/or Music Program' category. Both schools entered a prerecorded show that highlighted the strengths of their respective radio programs.

“I'm excited that we are beginning a tradition of success with this program, that will hopefully result in a better service overall for our Lions After Dark listeners,” said Radio, Television and Film senior, Elizabeth Rodriguez.

The National Broadcast Society is a student and professional society with over eighty-five chapters on college, university, and community college campuses.

“Being a radio personality has given me a voice and platform I couldn't be more thankful for, and I have so much fun being a part of this group,” said Health and Human Performance junior, Drew Ivery. “It just shows what we can do as a team in a short amount of time and what we can do going forward.”

Lions After Dark is on KETR 88.9 FM, Monday through Thursday 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.