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March 31, 2014

RSU Graduate Wins Broadcasting Awards

Josh Gammon and Houston GaitherA Rogers State University communications graduate was recognized for excellence at this month's Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association's student awards ceremony.

Josh Gammon of Broken Arrow was honored with a second place and a third place award during the March 27 awards event at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City.

Gammon won 3rd Place in the TV "Narrative Long" category for his 10-minute premiere of his web series "No Sense of Direction" which he wrote, photographed, edited and starred in.

Gammon won 2nd Place honors in the radio "Entertainment/Talk" category for his 10 minute live in-studio interview with "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Gammon was one of five RSU students who competed against 13 other Oklahoma community colleges, state colleges and universities for this year's awards.

Another RSU communications student, Houston Gaither of Coweta, is one of six students around the state who will receive a $2,000 education foundation scholarship from the OAB. Gaither and the other scholarship winners from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Cameron University and University of Central Oklahoma will be recognized during the March 27 ceremony. This is the sixth time in the past nine years that an RSU student has earned one of the competitive OAB scholarships.

This year, 14 Oklahoma educational institutions participated in the student awards competition that garnered more than 200 entries. "The competition was much more competitive this year and many of the winners and losers were just points away from each other," said RSU Assistant Professor of Communications and General Manager of KRSC-FM Cathy Coomer.