Over the next few weeks, CMA will announce the Pinnacle Award finalists, beginning with individual work (in advertising, broadcast, design, online, photo, sports and writing categories) and leading up to organizational Pinnacles: the best newspapers, stations, magazines, websites and yearbooks of 2018-19. 

Finalists: Tweet about your success and tag CMA: @collegemedia! All: Share the finalists’ work as best-of examples.

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia19, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 in Washington DC.

Watch collegemedia.org and follow CMA on Twitter and Facebook for finalist announcements and links to the award-winning work.


College Media Association is excited to announce individual Pinnacle Award finalists in the broadcast category!

Best Podcast

KCPR-FM/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Radio DePaul, DePaul University

Lindenlink, Lindenwood University

Griffon News, Missouri Western State University

KBVR-FM, Oregon State University

Best Radio Newscast

KCPR-FM/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

WZIS-FM, Indiana State University

Bob Towey's Newscast, Seton Hall University

WRST-FM, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Best Radio Promo/PSA

Bangor Historical Society - Great Fire of 1911, Husson University

Campus Connect / One Mic, Kentucky State University

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2, North Carolina State University

KTSW 89.9, Texas State University

WVYC-FM, York College of Pennsylvania

Best Radio Special Event Coverage

Club Info Day - Fall '18, Cerritos College

Radio DePaul, DePaul University

WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University

Best Radio Sportscast

WANM's Primetime Sports (Nov. 28), Florida A&M University

WRHU FM / WRHU.org Radio, Hofstra University           

WZIS-FM, Indiana State University

WMUL 88.1 FM, Marshall University

Best Radio Talk/Entertainment Program

Monday Metal Madness, Arkansas State University

New Jams Radio Hour, Cerritos College

WANM's Music Spotlight, Florida A&M University

Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination: A Predicament, Husson University

WVCW, Virginia Commonwealth University

Best Television Newscast 

Al Dia: A Border Emergency, Cal State Fullerton

Hoosier News Source, Indiana University

TV2 KSU, Kent State University

Q30 Newscast, Quinnipiac University

Mornings On The Hill, Syracuse University

Best Television Sportscast

Hoosier Sports Nite, Indiana University

Sports Paws, Quinnipiac University

UTD TV, The University of Texas at Dallas

Best TV Entertainment Program

KNWT Student Television, Northwest Missouri State University

AppTV, Appalachian State University

Viking Fusion, Berry College

MNTV/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

ROAR Studios, Loyola Marymount University

Best TV Promo/PSA

Neo Network, Georgia State University

TV2 KSU, Kent State University

What is Mass Comm at OCU?, Oklahoma City University

KBVR-TV, Oregon State University

Coyote News Espanol, University of South Dakota

Best TV Special Event Coverage

CentralNewsWatch, Central Washington University

Owl Magazine, Harford Community College

TV2 KSU, Kent State University

Griffon Update, Missouri Western State University

The Bottom Line, University of California, Santa Barbara

Best Viral Video

Viking Fusion, Berry College

MNTV/Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Owl Magazine, Harford Community College

Vanderbilt Television, Vanderbilt University