SLU Student Broadcasters Recognized by State Association

Students working at the Southeastern Channel and KSLU Radio have been recognized as among the best in the state.

Wednesday, April 4, 2016 


Two Southeastern student broadcasters were recognized with top awards for their achievements by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.

Dominque Brogle of Destrehan , a reporter, anchor and producer with the Southeastern Channel, was named Student Broadcaster of the Year. Communication major Miranda Fleig of Slidell, a student production director at KSLU radio, received the LAB scholarship.Both were honored at LAB’s recent Prestige Awards luncheon in Baton Rouge.

The 2016 awards marked the third consecutive year that Southeastern students have received the scholarship and the Student Broadcaster of the Year Award. “These honors to our students recognize the personal and intense efforts they have placed in their work at our university radio and television stations,” said Karen Fontenot, dean of the College Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. “The fact that Southeastern students have won these awards for the past three years attests to the quality of teaching, real-world experience and professional preparation they have received at the university.”

Brogle, a communication major with a concentration in electronic media, serves as an anchor, reporter and producer for the student newscast for Northshore News, named as one of the top four college television newscasts in the country by College Broadcasters, Inc. She also was recently named Best College Television Journalist by the Southeast Journalism Conference. Along with her work for Northshore News, Brogle has also reported for and hosted the Channel’s “Big Game,” a student sportscast; the “College Night” entertainment show; and the student film show “Cinematheque.”

“Without my experience at the Southeastern Channel, I wouldn’t have had a glimpse of what it’s like to work in a newsroom,” Brogle said. “The staff at the Channel works hard to give student workers real-world experiences. I’ve learned how to produce news shows, write scripts, shoot and edit my own stories and meet deadlines.”

A native of Baltimore, Fleig will receive a $4,000 scholarship to be used next year as she completes her studies in communication and prepares for graduate school. With a strong interest in science, she hopes to combine that interest with her radio experience and earn a master’s degree in science communication.

Fleig serves as KSLU’s on-air broadcaster with a five-day per week morning show. She hosts the blues show Dirt Road and the progressive rock show Perpetual Change. As the student production manager, she also puts together promo spots and weekend shows.

“I love that I can talk to the public about things relevant to our community,” she said. “In radio, there is so much work behind the scenes, and I love producing shows and making sure the sound and content meet professional levels. I see this as a career opportunity or at least a valuable skill I can use in the future.”


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