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WMSC Nominated for 10 National Broadcasting Awards

Our much-lauded on-campus radio station is in the running for nearly a dozen college broadcasting awards this year.

Posted in: Alumni Success Stories, School of Communication and Media News, Student Success

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WMSC, “the voice of Montclair State University,” has been nominated for ten national awards in the following categories by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

The winners will be announced at the IBSNYC on March 6-8.  It will be the 80th annual awards ceremony for the organization.  The WMSC nominations include:

Best On- Air Personality: Ryan Trick

Best Live Music Broadcast: The Rad Trads (Shane Furst, Pam Burrows, Nick Cherrey, Nate Williams)

Best Celebrity Interview: Interview with Soledad O’Brien  (by Stephen Rumbolo & AJ Melillo)

Best Public Affair Program: Frankie Perez’s “Focus Immigration” (Frankie Perez, Amanda Siess, Filipe Costa, Alex Podolyanchuck, Justin Tirado)

Best Live Broadcast Promotional Event: “Too Many Tickets” (Sam Carliner).

Best Spot News Coverage: “Event with Diane Grossman” (Stephen Rumbolo)

Best Station ID: “Good Evening” (by Josh Tirado)

Best Sports Interview: “MSU football” (WMSC Sports Team)

Best Website: – (Jeff Ramella & Ashley Koutras)

Best Use of Youtube –  (WMSC Student Management Team + Greg Matos)

The IBS has yet to announce its student management or video categories yet.  Those are expected within the next few weeks.

The conference and awards will take place next year in New York City on March 6 – 7.  Guest speakers will include Lou Simon of Sirius XM, Race Taylor from CBS-FM, Maxwell of Z100, Lee Harris from 1010 News, and Tim Scheld of WCBS 880 in New York

Every year the Intercollegiate Broadcast System honors the best and the brightest among college and high school media.  The IBS is an organization with a membership of over one thousand non-profit, education-affiliated radio stations and webcasters. Founded in 1940, IBS is headquartered in New Windsor, New York.

In 2018, WMSC received the Spirit of College Radio Award, and, last year, the station earned a nomination for the prestigious Marconi Radio Awards for “Best College Radio Station of the Year.”

See the full list of nominees