College Media contest winners

YSU's Rookery Radio conference attendees with award.

YSU's Rookery Radio conference attendees with award.

Youngstown State University’s Rookery Radio placed first in a contest among college radio stations across the country held by Spacial Audio, a software development company, and College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI), an organization that represents students involved in various media ventures.

The team is bringing back new software and streaming equipment from this year’s National College Media Convention that will expand the station’s broadcasting capabilities.

With a goal to help support student-run college radio stations, Spacial and CBI started the contest and opened it up to CBI members or those attending the 2011 convention, held late October in Orlando, Fla. The grand prize included a SAM Broadcaster, SAM Cast, free streaming for one year, a Flash player and an iPhone app.

“This is a game-changer for us,” said Rookery Radio Media Adviser Adam Earnheardt. He said that listeners to the station can now expect a more “professional sound, more programming and more options for accessing our content” with the new equipment.

The 50+ student Rookery Radio team includes communications, criminal justice, art, education and psychology majors and more. Pictured from left at the conference, Jean-Philippe Desormiers from Spacial, Rookery Radio logo designer and student Adam Rogers, Earnheardt, Rookery Radio student member Josh Stipanovich and Olivia Collette of Spacial.

Find out more about these successful students on the YSU Rookery Radio website.