January 26, 2010
KSOK Radio awards scholarship to Cowley student
Wanting to help a Cowley College student interested in a career in radio,
KSOK Radio 95.9 FM and 1280 AM in Arkansas City, awarded sophomore
Paul Berndsen with a $100 scholarship on Tuesday morning.
Berndsen, the son of John and Loma Berndsen of Winfield, is a communications major at Cowley. Berndsen’s friend, John Windle, was the recipient of the scholarship last year.
“This will give me more motivation to get into radio,” Berndsen said. “It is also nice they recognized a little guy just starting out.”
Berndsen hopes to have a career in radio and would like to incorporate his love for sports.
“I love sports and I like to talk,” Berndsen said.
Adam Borth, Berndsen’s instructor in his Communications Practicum classes, was happy to see Berndsen recognized for his passion for radio.
“This is great that KSOK is doing this for our students,” Borth said. “Paul is a very deserving student as he wants to pursue a career in broadcasting.”
Pam Miller, co-owner and sales manager for KSOK, is glad to be able to give back to a member of the community.
“We want to give this to a local person who wants to go into radio,” Miller said. “Radio is still a good place to make a living. There are no economic differences in radio, it is free to everyone.”
Pictured, from left: Marty Mutti, KSOK general manager and morning show host; Adam Borth; Pam Miller; Bart the Bovine; Kelly Dillner, KSOK client promotions; Paul Berndsen; and Shawn "Rhino" Wheat, KSOK news diretor and morning show co-host.