Lorenzo Rounds, mass communication student at St. Louis Community College- Florissant Valley, recently was named the 2017 Phillip H. Grogg Award winner.
Rounds is the operations director for KCFV-FM, STLCC-Florissant Valley’s student-run radio station. He is also currently doing an internship at KWRH-LP in Webster Groves.
“Lorenzo has played a big part in making KCFV run as smoothly as it has,” said Paul Huddleston, KCFV manager. “He is a great example of what students can achieve when they put their effort into learning and growing at KCFV.”
The Grogg Award was established in 1983 in memory of Phillip Grogg, a student manager of KCFV who died in the fall of 1982 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. After Grogg’s death, his mother Norma Grogg gathered his unspent work study checks and donated them to the station. KCFV used that money to start a scholarship fund in Grogg’s honor. Every spring, an outstanding student who demonstrates excellence in the areas of broadcasting skills and leadership is recognized.
Rounds has been with KCFV for three semesters on-air as “Mr. Info.” He currently programs and produces the “Thursday Afternoon House Party” on Thursday nights from 3-7 p.m., playing a mix of classic, hip-hop, funk, and R&B music. When he isn’t busy on-air, he is serving as the operations manager for KCFV, helping train new students in the procedures, policies and skills needed to be on KCFV as well as making sure that KCFV is in compliance with all legal requirements. After graduation, Rounds is planning to seek a job with a local radio station as an on-air talent.
Other nominees for the Grogg Award included Doug Brooks and Gabrielle Hegwood.
In addition, the new Dianna L. Kirby Spirit Award was presented to Dalton Denson. He received this award for his willingness to go above and beyond, his can-do attitude, and the passion he has shown for radio and broadcasting.