June 1, 2009
Skov named a KAB Broadcast Scholarship recipient
Alex Skov, a 2008 graduate of Cowley College, was recently named a Kansas
Association of Broadcasters 2009 Broadcast Scholarship recipient.
The KAB Scholarship Committee selected seven broadcast students to receive funds to assist them in continuing their education at Kansas schools. Each recipient was required to complete an application that includes an essay on various broadcast related topics. They also traveled to Topeka for an in-person interview with the committee.
Skov, who recently completed his junior year at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS, almost forgot about the deadline to submit his essay and got it in just before the deadline.
“I was not expecting to get the scholarship, so I was pretty excited,” Skov said. “Any amount helps.”
The committee devoted numerous hours in reviewing and interviewing students.
At Baker, Skov worked for the school’s radio and television station. He hosted and produced a weekly radio show during his first semester at Baker and put together a weekly news program on the school’s public access channel, where he would host the show occasionally and put together show packages as well as handle editing.
“It was an incredible experience, I was able to be hands on from the very start,” Skov said. “It was kind of like Cowley in that regards.”
Skov also served as a work study in the school’s television department, and in the fall, will take over as the student station manager at Baker’s radio station, 89.7 KNBU FM.
Returning home to Winfield for the summer, Skov is currently enrolled in three online courses at Cowley. While back in Cowley County, Skov will return to hosting “College Radio” on Friday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight on KACY Radio 102.5 FM.
During his two years at Cowley, Skov was actively involved as managing editor of the Cowley Press, and was the president of the Journalism Club. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Tyger Tawk, and Creative Claws.
During the fall 2007 semester he completed an internship at KACY Radio 102.5 and then started hosting his Friday night radio show. Skov also provided color commentary for some of the Cowley Tiger basketball games and served as a work study in the Journalism Department.
Skov graduated from Cowley with a 3.96 grade point average.
Other recipients of the KBA 2009 Broadcast Scholarship were, Jacob Hughes, Kansas State University; John Kurtz, Kansas State University; Skylar Nosker, Cloud County Community College; Andrew Reeves, Pittsburg State University; Amber Stegman, Fort Hays State University; and Lucas Wempe, Kansas State University.