Mercer Island students earn state radio awards

Mercer Island High School students earned six awards at the 6th annual Washington State High School Radio Awards, held at Nathan Hale High School on May 17.

Luke Mounger won first place for best sports play-by-play broadcasting, while Brady Baker and Mounger earned second place for best sports feature. Cameron Smith was second, while Tom Rall and Ian Caldwell earned third place for best imaging pieces. MIHS finished in third place overall.

"The students put in a lot of hand work this year and I am happy to see their efforts have been recognized," said broadcasting teacher and KMIH station manager Charlie Hilen. "The bar has ben set even higher for next year and I know they will continue to grow as the program gets stronger."

At the ceremony, Pat Cashman, a local radio and TV personality was the keynote speaker.

KMIH is a student run station, which runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week with student DJs and local volunteers. To learn more about the station, visit

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