The nominations have been tallied, and we can now announce the top nominees for the 2011 College Radio Awards! Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated—you earned it! Check out these excellent radio staffers, stations and industry members, and get ready to cast your ballot. Most importantly, who will take home the 2011 SOTY—last year’s co-winners CJLO and WKDU, past nominee KUOM or newcomer WLUW?
 
Voting will take place on-site at CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival. Anyone with a CMJ badge can vote. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which, we must say is always a jolly good time, taking place on College Day at CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival. That’s Thursday, October 20, y’all. This year’s limited-edition—and totally punk rock—awards will be provided by Print Mafia. Good luck to all!
 

And now for the nominees…
 

Station Awards

 

Station Of The Year

CJLO (Montreal)
KUOM (Minneapolis)
WKDU (Philadelphia)
WLUW (Chicago)
 

Music Director Of The Year

Paul Brown, WKDU
Omar Husain, CJLO
Bill Schneiderhan, WSYC
Thor Slaughter, KWVA
Caleigh Souhan, KUOM
 

Specialty Music Director Of The Year

Kelly Belfro, CJLO
Kate Estwing, KDHX
Brian Joseph, CJLO
Claire Sullentrop, WSOU
Andrew Wieler, CJLO
 

Biggest Champion Of The Local Scene

CFUV (Victoria)
CJSW (Calgary)
KUOM (Minneapolis)
RLC (Piscataway)
WKDU (Philadelphia)
 

Will Never Sell Out

Paul Brown, WKDU
Omar Husain, CJLO
Susie Kuo, KSSU
Joni Sadler, CHUO
Thor Slaughter, KWVA
 

Biggest Community Resource

CFUV (Victoria)
KCMP (St. Paul)
KDHX (St. Louis)
KUOM (Minneapolis)
KVRX (Austin)
 

Biggest Improvement

KRNU (Lincoln)
KRUA (Anchorage)
WHUS (Storrs)
WLJS (Jacksonville)
WUTK (Knoxville)
 

Best Use Of Limited Resources

CKXU (Lethbridge)
KSSU (Sacramento)
KXSC (Los Angeles)
RLC (Piscataway)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
 

Best Newcomer

Frank Higuera, KXLU
Joe Iannuzzo, KUMD
Thor Slaughter, KWVA
Andrew Wieler, CJLO
Jess Wiza, WDBM
 

Most Adventurous

CFUV (Victoria)
KBUT (Crested Butte)
KFJC (Los Altos Hills)
WFMU (Jersey City)
WVUM (Coral Gables)
 

Best Student-Run, Internet-Only Station

CSCR (Fusion Radio) (Toronto)
KUSF In Exile (San Francisco)
Osprey Radio (Jacksonville)
Rainy Dawg Radio (Seattle)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
 

Outstanding Leadership In College Radio

Marissa Greenberg, WPUB
Omar Husain, CJLO
Susie Kuo, KSSU
Jon Schober, KUOM
Caleigh Souhan, KUOM
 

Industry Awards

 

Promoter Of The Year:

Kaity Davie, The Syndicate
Matthew Gawrych, Terrorbird
Kodi McKinney, The Syndicate
Sean Moran, Planetary Group
Karen Moran-Thomas, Terrorbird
 

Promotion Company Of The Year

AAM
Distiller Promo
Planetary Group
The Syndicate
Terrorbird
 

Best Mentor

Jessica Caragliano, Terrorbird
Canada Fox, Pirate!
Greg Khaikin, Planetary Group
Rev. Moose, The Syndicate
Jessica Weber, Co-Sign Collective
 

Best Online Resources

Distiller Promo
Pirate!
Planetary Group
The Syndicate
Terrorbird
 

Best Taste In Music

Kaity Davie, The Syndicate
Canada Fox, Pirate!
Matthew Gawrych, Terrorbird
Tenni Gharakhanian, Planetary Group
Dan Yocom, Distiller Promo
 

Most Likely To Be Your Boss In 10 Years

Lisa Hresko, CMJ
Kodi McKinney, The Syndicate
Rev. Moose, The Syndicate
Karen Moran-Thomas, Terrorbird
Rob Wilcox, The Syndicate
 

I Open Their Package First

AAM
Distiller Promo
The Syndicate
Sub Pop
Terrorbird
 

Sexiest Phone Voice

Kaity Davie, The Syndicate
Canada Fox, Pirate!
Matthew Gawrych, Terrorbird
Tenni Gharakhanian, Planetary Group
Dan Yocom, Distiller Promo
 

College Day is sponsored by Sounds Australia. And back again for 2011 is everyone’s oh-please-let-me-win-this-drawing drawing: One lucky college radio programmer will win a trip to Perth, Western Australia, to participate in the WAMi Festival in May 2012, courtesy of Stage And Screen Travel Services, WAM and Sounds Australia. The winner will be drawn during the 2011 College Radio Awards. You must be present to win. Check out the WAMis Festival in CMJ’s own words here.
 
CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2011 takes place October 18-22 in New York City. Still need to buy badges? Click here or email collegeday@cmj.com for detailed information, pricing, invoices and marketing opportunities.