Loras Media Studies, LCTV Continue ICMA Success

The Loras Media Studies program continued its string of success as it claimed the top award at the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) awards ceremony in Des Moines. Loras College Television was named Television Station of the Year for the 12th straight year. Eighteen students took home 17 awards out of 11 total categories.

Here’s the complete list of Loras winners.

ICMA 2020 TV Station of the Year

LCTV – Loras College

 Best Newscast  
1st Place – Loras College/LCTV – SportsZONE – Producers: Nate Kaiser (’22) & Dana Majerczyk (’20); Anchors: Kaiser & Pat Hunt (’20); CJ Ponton (‘20), Maggie Wedlake (’20), SportsZONE Crew

2nd Place – Loras College/LCTV – LCTV News  –  Producer: Amber Krieg (’20); Anchors: Wedlake & Asia Singleton (’20), LCTV News Reporters & Crew

Best Variety, Music, or Comedy Program               
2nd  Place – Loras College, LCTV – LCTV LIVE Holiday Edition 2019

Best News, Public Affairs, or Sports Storytelling Package             
1st Place -Loras College/LCTV – Trouble in the Water, Krieg

Best Entertainment Storytelling Package

Hon. Mention – Loras College/LCTV – Benny the Elf, LCTV Staff

Best Sportscasting            

3rd Place – Loras Football vs. vs. Simpson 11/9/19, Hunt, Kaiser, Jon Quinn (’21), LCTV Crew

Best Short Documentary 

2nd Place – Loras College/LCTV – Through My Truth, Majerczyk, Singleton, Abby Paul (’20)

3rd Place – Loras College/LCTV – Fighting for a Home, Randy Guerdet (’21), Chase Guerdet (’22)

Hon. Mention – Loras College/LCTV – Unlocking the Music, Ponton, Morgan Minear (’21), Kaiser

Best Long Form Documentary 

1st Place – Loras College/LCTV – One Stolen Moment, Michael Runde (’20), Ben Friedman (’20), Hunt, Ben Burkholder (’20)

2nd Place – Loras College/LCTV – Mrs. Quinn, Quinn

Best Promo, Commercial, or PSA 

3rd Place – Loras College/LCTV – Orgain Protein Powder, Marion Edwards (’22), Olivia DeVriese (’24) 

Hon. Mention – Loras College/LCTV – Blessed is She, Audra McMahon (’22), Kourtney Huppert (’23)

Best Experimental Video 

1st Place – Loras College/LCTV – Splinter, Kaiser 

Hon. Mention – Loras College/LCTV – Tough Crowd, Jake Heelein (’22)

Best Corporate Video 

1st Place – Loras College/LCTV – Loras Media Studies Transfer Recruitment Video –  Singleton, Majerczyk 

2nd Place – Loras College/LCTV – Ohl Strong – Kaiser, Minear

Best Short Film 

Hon. Mention – Loras College/LCTV – Hello, Simon – Caroline Breitbach (’20), Krieg

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).