Three projects produced by Cable 8 Productions have been selected as finalists in the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) 2007 Production Contest. CBI, the national association representing students involved in radio, television and webcasting, is committed to education and the student pursuit of excellence through active involvement in electronic media.

Music video “Endeavor Cacophony” and long-running television series “VU Out from the Underground,” both directed by Zak McKee, are nominated for Best Technical Production.

One-time TV series “Little Town, Season 1, Episode 1,” directed by Steve Stensager, is nominated for Best Drama. Both McKee and Stensager graduated from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication in May 2007. 

Winners will be announced at the 2007 National College Media Conference held in Washington, D.C., in late October. Cable 8 Productions executive members will be attending the conference and award ceremony. They are Dan Johnson, president and general manager; Kanale Rhoden, vice president of television; Emily Luty, CFO and personnel manager; Margaret Russo, vice president of marketing and alumni relations; and Julian Sterbick-Myers, vice president of special projects.

Last year Cable 8 Productions received an award for Best Student Website, designed by Rose Buster and Emily Arruda. Rachel Padget and Cristina Romento earned honorable mention for their news story “Teaching a Woman to Fish.”

Cable 8 Productions is a student-run cable television station where team members write, produce and direct original programming. Founded in 1986, Cable 8 Productions gives Washington State University broadcasting students practical hands-on production, news, managerial and operations experience running a local cable TV station. Cable 8 Productions serves the Pullman, Wash., and Moscow, Idaho, communities. For more information visit www.cable8.org.