Harding University
August 17, 2011

KVHU receives community service award

The Arkansas Broadcasters Association has awarded the 2011 Community
Service Award for Medium Market Radio Stations in Arkansas to Harding
University’s student-operated radio station, KVHU 95.3 FM. The award
recognizes a series of public announcements produced by students and
aired on the station. The organization presented the award at its
annual convention in Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 3-6.

The PSAs were created during the spring semester for a new
Searcy-based nonprofit called the Imagine and Believe Foundation.
Founded by Searcy Living magazine publisher Christine Walker, the
organization provides resources for adoptive and foster families in
White County.

The students, who were members of Dr. Dutch Hoggatt’s radio production
class in the spring, wrote and produced a series of eight PSAs, which
are also available to other area radio stations that might wish to use
them. The emotional creations feature several children of Harding
faculty as narrators and provide a glimpse into the ways adoption
impacts the lives of children who have no family.

Students who participated include senior broadcast journalism major
Danielle Bradshaw of England, Ark.; senior electronic media production
major Pilar Cheney of Tomball, Texas; junior advertising major Ryan
Foster of Gravette, Ark.; senior broadcast journalism major Morgan
Jones of Hendersonville, Tenn.; senior electronic media production
major Ryan Moore of Phoenix, Ariz.; senior advertising major John
Shrable of Three Forks, Mont.; and senior theatre major Megan West of
Greenville, Texas.