KJHK has a kickin’ awards season

Despite the countless hardships dealt by the pandemic, it’s been a successful year of KJHK content and broadcasting, which led to a grand total of 16 local and national awards. 

Take a look at our award-winning content!

Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) awards: 

KJHK competed against other college radio and television stations in the state of Kansas for these awards. 

Promotional Audio or Video

1st place: Jump and Cover -Cami Koons, Grace Needham, Erin Bugee, Deegan Poores

2nd place: Santa Claus is Coming to Town (KC-Lawrence musicians) – Max Indiveri 

3rd Place: Student-Run Radio Survives a Pandemic – Cami Koons, Fabian Rosales

Station Promotion Announcement

These are the on-air spots you hear promoting KJHK shows. 

1st Place: Weird World – Griffin Lowry 

2nd Place: The Big Sad – Jaya Chakka 

3rd Place: The French Connection – Cami Koons 

Complete News Feature

These are news oriented packages either in a video or audio format. 

1st Place: The Tale of Waterloo, Iowa – Fabian Rosales, Athena Schnorr

2nd Place: Revisiting the KJHK Revolt of 1988 – Cami Koons 

Complete Sports Feature: 

3rd Place: Lan and Dan in the Morning (episode 5) – Landyn Welch, Daniel Litke

DJ Personality for Radio OR News Anchor for TV

2nd Place: Jaya Chakka, DJ Honeybee, host of The Big Sad

The Big Sad airs on Wednesdays from 8-10 p.m.

Promotion Event/Activity: 

1st Place: Jungle House Giveaway: Cami Koons, Erin Bugee 

KJHK collaborated with Jungle House to create a “What Jungle House plant are you?” quiz on kjhk.org. Our audience was encouraged to comment their results on social media and three winners were selected and presented with gift cards to Jungle House. The quiz saw 560 total clicks on KJHK.org, 257 total engagements on Instagram and 60 total engagements on Twitter. 

2nd Place: Breakfast for Beatlovers at Alchemy Coffee – Cami Koons 

Did you know Alchemy Coffee has a KJHK Breakfast for Beatlovers combo? The Alchemy and KJHK collaboration is the epitome of local business. 

Station Website: 

1st place: KJHK.org -Marcus Becerra

Markus, our Technology Director, keeps kjhk.org up-to-date and looking fresh. KJHK was also the first radio station to stream 24/7 from its website, so we’re happy to still have a notable website. 

Graduate Radio-Complete News Feature: 

1st Place: Sound Check with Raye Zaragoza – John Wood

Sound Check is a podcast by John Wood, our stellar grad-student DJ who broadcasts all the way from North Carolina! 

Graduate Radio – DJ Personality for Radio OR News Anchor for TV: 

1st Place: John Wood, DJ Vintage and host of Alternative Flashback 

Listen to Alternative Flashback on Thursdays from 10-midnight.

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards

KJHK competed against college radio stations across the country for these awards, while we only won in one category, the station was a finalist in eight categories! 

Best Foreign Language program: The French Connection – Cami Koons 

Listen to the French Connection with DJ Ron on Tuesdays from 8-10 p.m.