Southeastern KSLU broadcasters Adam Cortez and Connor Ferrill earned top honors in the 2019 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors College Competition, an annual event recognizing the best in professional and college journalism.

KSLU’s resident sportscaster Cortez, of El Paso, Texas, received first place in the Sportscast / Sports Program category. Judges noted the variety of sports covered in his submission and the depth of information presented.

To hear Cortez live, tune in to the Southeastern Sports Minute daily at 7:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. on 90.9 FM during the fall semester, and check out his weekly digital sports series Half-Time Adjustments online at

Recent Southeastern graduate and KSLU alum Ferrill, of Mandeville, was recognized for work completed during his final semester. He took home the Best of Show award in the College Radio category and won first place in the Newscast category. Judges commented on his delivery, editing, and story choices, calling it informative and a “great mix” of news and sports.

“I’m incredibly proud of these students and their award-winning work,” said KSLU General Manager Todd Delaney. “Connor and Adam are both brilliant, innovative, and driven to excel. They are well on their way to thriving broadcast careers, and I look forward to hearing the pioneering work they’ll produce as two of tomorrow’s broadcast leaders.”

Available on terrestrial radio, online, and through digital streaming apps, KSLU opens the door for student broadcasters to pioneer their own programs, creating something uniquely their own, and uniquely Southeastern, Delaney said. Programming includes music, live broadcasts of sporting events, and community-oriented talk shows.

“KSLU provides Southeastern students with the real-world experience necessary to be successful in their chosen fields,” Delaney said.

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