The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System will announce its 2021 High School Media Awards at 7pm this evening in a virtual ceremony.
Powdersville High School Junior Olivia Whobrey leads the way with four of this year's 15 nominations, including Best News Promotion (Entertainment News) for a Phineas & Ferb feature, and Best Show Promo, Best Website, and Best Podcast - all for her Podcast Culture Shorts. Her classmate Thomas Hudson is up for Best Station Promo, Powdersville Sophomore Rebecca Hoffman for Best Station ID, and Palmetto Junior Will Hopkins for Best PSA.
Grads Olivia Jones (Belton-Honea Path, Best Commercial and Best Use of YouTube), Grace Bilbrey (Palmetto, Best Newscast), Brooke Darby (Palmetto, Best Sports Update), and Hanna Binnicker (Powdersville, Best Event Promo) are all finalists as well.
WPPB is a Best High School Station finalist for the fourth consecutive year (winning in 2018 and 2019), and Instructors John Boone (audio/radio) and Winston Cely (film/video) are finalists for best Faculty Advisors in their areas.
The one and only Justin Atkin, ACTC Facilities Manager is the guest on The Boone Show coming up at 5pm. I'm sure we'll hear some great stories and some great old country music. Free PlatyPulse T-Shirts for all callers, so feel free to give us a call at 864.847.3509 or 3606. Remember, the show plays back Friday mornings at 7, and is released in podcast version on Fridays as well! Please note - image on shirt is PlatyPulse, not Justin Atkin.