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Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Announces its Student Radio Award Winners

IBSOver the weekend the 72nd annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) conference was held in New York City. The student radio event provided an opportunity for high school and college radio stations to participate in sessions, workshops, and special events focused on the art of broadcasting.

On Saturday, March 3, IBS held its annual Student Radio Awards ceremony, recognizing stations for their achievements across a number of categories ranging from awards for production, radio drama, creative programming, best radio personalities, public affairs shows, and sports play-by-play.

The awards for the best college radio stations in the country went to:

KFJC (Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA): Best Community College Radio Station

WUTM (University of Tennessee at Martin): Best College/University Station (under 10,000 enrollment)

WPSC (William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ): Best College/University Station (more than 10,000 enrollment)

Radio DePaul (DePaul University, Chicago, IL): Best Streaming Only Radio Station (all colleges/university)

WUTM: Abraham & Borst Award for Best Overall Radio Station in the Nation

The college radio stations picking up the most first place awards include WONC, WUTM and WGCS (4 first place awards each), followed by WPSC and WDVL/WCVF (3 first place awards each), and KFJC, WCRX, Radio DePaul, and (2 first place awards each). A complete list of finalists can be viewed on the IBS website and the winners (not including best station awards) are listed below:

News and Public Affairs

Best Newscast: WONC (North Central College, Naperville, IL)

Best News Feature: WCRX (Columbia College Chicago, IL)

Best Spot News:  WRKC (Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Best Campus News Coverage: WRNC (Northland College, Ashland, WI)

Best Community News: WONC

Best Public Affairs Program: WUMB (University of Massachusetts, Boston) – “JFK 50

Best Public Affairs Series: WUTM (University of Tennessee, Martin)

Best News Interview: WPSC (William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ)

Best Public Service Announcement: Radio DePaul (DePaul University, Chicago, IL)


Best Sports Play-By-Play: WONC

Best Sports Talk Program: WGCS (Goshen College, Goshen, IN)

Best Sports Update: WSWI (University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN)


Best Promo Series: WSFX (Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA)

Best Station Promo: WONC

Best Show Promo: WDVL/WCVF (SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY)

Best Event Promo: WGUR (Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA)


Best On-Air Personality: WDVL/WCVF (Jud Heussler)

Best Specialty Music Show: WWHR (Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY): “Culture Shock

Best Live Music Broadcast: WGCS

Best Talk Program: WPSC

Most Innovative Show: Simmons College Radio (Simmons College, Boston, MA)

Most Creative Show: WDVL/WCVF – “The Morning Inferno

Best Specialty Show: (Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA) – “The Pit Pass”

Best Radio Drama: WCRX – “Inner Demons

Best Documentary: WNUR (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL) – “WNUR News: A Year of Revolution – from Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street

Best Celebrity /Artists Interview: WUTM


Best Station/Promotional Event: WGCS

Best Fundraising/Underwriting Campaign: KFJC (Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA)


Best Website:

Best Podcast: WPPJ (Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA) – “Fin in a Can

Best Station Blog: WSPC (St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ) – “WSPC Blog

Best Use of Social Media: WGCS

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