Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Silver Microphone Awards - National Finalist: "It's Movie Time's The Year That Was - 2003"

WCBE FM recognized for excellence in programming.

The Silver Microphone Awards recognize WCBE 90.5FM for excellence in local educational programming

Program Description:

"It’s Movie Time’s The Year That Was - 2003" (59 minutes)

An entertaining and provocative look at the way the world of movies and the world of real events intersected last year. The program features reviews of over twenty-five of the year’s most important movies, as well as musical selections from the movies' original sound tracks. From “City of God,” “Talk to Her,” and “Man on the Train,” to “The Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Kill Bill,” and “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” co-hosts John DeSando and Clay Lowe make connections between the movies’ themes and the political events that eventually led America into war. Also featured are interviews with Parminder Nagra (“Bend It Like Beckham”) and Academy Award Nominee Alec Baldwin (“The Cooler”).

News Release:

WCBE 90.5 FM has been chosen as a national finalist for the Silver Microphone Awards, for a program written for "It’s Move Time". The Awards rate a wide variety of programming, concentrating on the best local and regional radio commercials, audio programs, and web sites created by advertising agencies, audio production companies, and radio stations in the United States.

The program, entitled “The Year That Was 2003”, was written and performed by John DeSando and Clayton Lowe, and was produced by WCBE’s Richelle Antczak. It appeared in the educational radio-programming category.

The Silver Microphone Awards were open to 40,000 organizations in the United States. A panel of judges, based on creativity, production quality, copywriting, talent, and overall effectiveness rated entries. Four finalists were chosen for each category, selected from the best radio commercials, audio programs, and web sites submitted.

For details, please contact “It’s Movie Time” producer, Richelle Antczak via email at rant@wcbe.org or by phone at (614) 365-5555 ext. 251.