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Kelly earns state, national awards


In November, staff from Goshen’s on campus radio station, 91.1 The Globe (WGCS), attended the 25th Annual Indiana Broadcasters Association Spectrum Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet in Indianapolis, which honors the best in Indiana broadcasting.

Senior broadcasting student Benjamin Kelly, from LaGrange, came away with the first Spectrum Award a Goshen College student has won. He received the award in the category of Best Documentary for his “Leaf Legends” piece profiling the volunteer work of professor emeritus, John Ingold.

In addition, Kelly was a finalist in the category for Best Sportscast.

 “This is especially gratifying for WGCS as only one other non-commercial radio station was honored at the award ceremony,” said Jason Samuel, the station’s general manager.

Kelly and another Goshen student were honored at the College Broadcasters Incorporated national conference in Atlanta in October.

Kelly and senior Ian Shelly won the award for Best Sports Reporting for their “Maple Leaf Sports Report.”

Kelly is a graduate of Lakeland High School.