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San Bernardino, CA — A radio consultant at Cal State San Bernardino has won a national competition for her paper on how to successfully run a college radio station.

Lacey Kendall was honored recently by the National Association of Broadcasters at their annual conference in Las Vegas for her first place submission, Making It Matter, a manual on how to operate a college radio station.

For winning the competition, she was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the conference by the Broadcast Education Association of the NAB.

“I was extremely honored to be recognized by my peers in the industry and to discuss how we are making a difference in the broadcast program at CalState,” she said. The paper was an excerpt from her master’s degree thesis in communications at CalState.

Kendall, 51, of North Rialto manages Coyote Radio, the university radio station where she advises over 100 students who are studying broadcasting and station management. With over 30 years of broadcast experience, she has also taught at the University of LaVerne and San Bernardino Valley College.

At Coyote Radio, Kendall is implementing a contemporary, new media student learning laboratory. “The industry has changed and we must be prepared to move forward with strategies for success,” she believes. Her master’s thesis discussed innovation and change in the broadcast industry.

In the Inland Empire, Kendall has been a broadcaster and radio host on several local FM local stations, including KCAL and KGGI. On Saturday afternoons, she hosts two different shows running on five stations.

She is the incoming president of the Inland Empire chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), which represents the advertising industry in the region, and was the master of ceremony at the recent ADDY awards for excellence in advertising throughout the Inland Empire.

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