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Faculty Member Honored for Story Aired on WVYA-FM


A Pennsylvania College of Technology associate professor of mass communications recently earned honors for his work with an area National Public Radio affiliate.

WVIA-FM and WVYA-FM host more than 100 hours of locally produced content each week. Among those contributing to local content is Brad L. Nason, who teaches courses in radio broadcasting at Penn College.

Nason recently won an Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association for a story on the Big Read program that was hosted by Lycoming County libraries in 2007 and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The story, which featured Lynne H. Koskie, acquisitions manager at the college’s Madigan Library, originally aired on WVYA-FM in April 2007. A shorter version also aired on WVIA-FM. The story was recognized as part of BEA’s 2008 Festival of Media Arts Student and Faculty News Competition and won under the Faculty Radio News Feature Reporting category.

Awards were announced at the annual BEA convention in Las Vegas, held April 16-18.

Nason earned a doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree from American University and a bachelor’s degree from Lycoming College.

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