Ball State University was named the Television School of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB)! This is the 12th time we garnered this achievement since they began in 2005. It is the 5th straight year for the award and the 7th in the last 9 years. 


Student Awards

This achievement includes several individual wins by our students listed below, congratulations!

1st Place

“It is an honor to be recognized as an award winner for the IASB. I believe it’s the education and hands on experience offered from Ball State University that allows students like myself to receive these awards.” -Faith Denig ’22

Faith Denig ’22 on set

  • Television Sports Program: Charlie Hammock ’23 and Dennis Collier ’22
  • Television Copywriting: Dominick Liacone ’25
  • Video Sound Design: Madeline Rambisoon ’22 and Scott Thomas ’22

“I can only hope that any and all of my future awards involve making dinosaur noises in my room at 3 AM too.” – Scott Thomas ’22

2nd Place

Ball State Digital Corps

  • Student Multimedia Website: Ball State Sports Link
  • Corporate Video: The Ball State Digital Corps
  • Television Sports Program: Cameron Surdyk ’22 and Sarah Akins ’23
  • Television Anchor: Anna Chalker ’23
  • Cinematography: Faith Denig ’22
  • Radio Copywriting: Dominick Liacone ’25

3rd Place

  • Television Non-News/Sports Program: BSU Tonight Staff
  • Student Social Media Presence: Ball State Daily News
  • Radio Sporting Event Broadcast: Charlie Maurer ’24 and Nathan Ganger ’23
  • Radio Spot Production: Greyson Bolding ’23
  • Television Package: Alex Almanza ’24
  • Radio Imaging: Sam Robinson ’24 and Skylar Dungy ’23

“As Asst. General Manager of WCRD 91.3 FM, Ball State’s student-run radio station, it was a fantastic experience to win a broadcasting award with my fellow WCRD colleague and bring it home to our amazing studio! Go Cards!” – Skylar Dungy ’23

Media Department

Ball State’s recently renamed Department of Media empowers students to shoot and produce films, make sales pitches, produce newscasts, and host their own radio shows from the minute they step onto campus.

Furthermore, the department offers several organizations that allow students to hone their skills learned in the classroom, have fun building their professional portfolios, and develop leadership skills—all within state-of-the-art facilities using industry-standard equipment. These student organizations include BSU TonightCardinal FilmworksCardinal Sports Live, Cardinal Vision, EsportsNewsLink IndianaSports Link, and WCRD-FM.

Ball State’s Public Media program, meanwhile, enables students to generate community-driven content and produce programming for organizations such as Ball State PBS/WIPB-TV and Indiana Public Radio/WBST-FM.

For more information about Ball State’s Department of Media, call 765-285-1480 or email