Broadcast Nominated “Four” Pacemaker


Line Producer Jake King (12) focuses on editing a Channel 97 Broadcast.

The fourth time’s a charm as the OHS Channel 97 News school broadcast has landed a Broadcast Pacemaker Finalist award for the fourth year in a row.

“It’s exciting to see our broadcast program recognized nationally once again,” said broadcast adviser Mr. Jeff Kuchno.

The Broadcast Pacemaker is the highest award a scholastic publication can win. Thousands of schools across the country participate in contests sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). Only 12 schools in the nation earned this year’s Broadcast Pacemaker Finalist award.

“It’s definitely not easy,” said broadcast line producer Jacob King (12). “It all comes down to getting the little things right.”

Channel 97 News won a Broadcast Pacemaker award in 2012. The broadcast team will find out if they win the Broadcast Pacemaker this year on Saturday, Nov. 8, when they visit Washington D.C. for the NSPA national high school journalism convention.

According to Kuchno, their success is “a reflection of the outstanding students who have came through our broadcast program.”