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  • Writer's pictureKAIT BEDELL

WLAS & LCTV bring home multiple awards

(L-R): Connor Blaney, Josh LaBrosse, Sinclair Samuels, Lewis Katz (Top), Lily Stark, Elliot Potosky, Lisa Ortiz, Jennifer Frechette, and Jordyn Baldon (Bottom) all celebrate their victories. Photo courtesy of LJ VP LaFiura

WLAS and LCTV represented Lasell at the Intercollegiate Broadcast System conference in Times Square on March 1-2, taking away four awards.  The two clubs were finalists for a total of 14 awards, with WLAS winning Best Play-by-Play for senior communications major Lisa Ortiz and sophomore sports communications major Connor Blaney’s field hockey coverage and Best Station Identification by Ortiz and alumni Joe Giacco (‘23). 

Additionally, LCTV was awarded for Best Station Manager by Ortiz and Best Creative Services Director by senior radio video production major Jenny Freschette.  

This year’s wins mark the eighth consecutive year Lasell has brought home awards, with ten WLAS and six LCTV in program history.  

“I just want to thank all of the students who worked so hard to submit our record number of nominations this year and to congratulate the winners once again for a job well done,” Wardyga said.  

Ortiz said that she and her peers have sacrificed a lot of their social lives throughout college to earn these accolades, and that it was worth every second of it.  

Connor Blaney, Lisa Ortiz, and Jennifer Freschette pose with their awards. Photo courtesy of LJ VP LaFiura

“It’s definitely worth it putting in the hours,” Ortiz said. “You’re in university for only four years and as a senior you’re looking back and you’re like...that’s not a lot of time. So any time that you can focus towards something more career based, definitely go for it...”  

Along with the dedication these students have put in throughout their time, Freschette said that the people she is surrounded by have made each of these honorees successful.  

Freschette also said that her friends, family, and advisor have all led her to get to where she is now.  

“I definitely wouldn’t have ever gotten the opportunity to win this award if it wasn’t for the amazing support of my friends and family,” Freschette said. “The friendships I have made in LCTV are sure to last me a lifetime and I’m so grateful for all of them.”  


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