KSLU's Adelita Gomez honored for Halloween PSA
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AWARD-WINNING STUDENT – Todd Delaney, general manager of Southeastern Louisiana University’s KSLU 90.9 FM public radio station, congratulates student music director Adelita Gomez, who received a gold MarCom award for a Halloween safety public service announcement.
Gomez’s eerie Halloween PSA was her third international audio production award. She recently received two international Communicator awards.
Gomez, a senior communication major from Hammond, originally from Metairie, began working at KSLU during her freshman year. She has also served as assistant business manager, PSA coordinator, announcer, production director and music director.
“I’m extremely thankful that I was able to get the training and experience to achieve this award,” she said. “Todd Delaney (KSLU General Manager) not only provided me with the guidance to do audio production, but he let me have the freedom to produce my unique work and develop my own creativity.”
“She is one of those rare gung-ho perfectionists who fall in love with radio,” said Delaney. “Adelita consistently produces the quality of work that you hear from radio veterans working 20-plus years in New York and Los Angeles. She’s a tremendous talent, and I look forward to seeing her impact in a major market very soon.”
MarCom Awards is an international competition that recognizes creative excellence in the marketing and communication industries. Entries were submitted by public relations firms, advertising agencies, production companies and freelancers from around the world.
Gomez said credit for the award also goes to her KSLU co-workers Matthew “Kizzel” Kozel and Russell Herrick, both of Ponchatoula. Kozel and Herrick voiced the production, playing the roles of a nefarious boogeyman and his righteous sidekick.
The award-winning Halloween PSA can be heard on the KSLU website at www.kslu.org/awards.