Congratulations to the team at WESS (East Stroudsburg, PA), who took home mtvU’s 2014 Woodie Award For Best College Radio Station! The competition, as always, was formidable, but the student-operated, freeform station from East Stroudsburg University beat out runners up KALX (Berkeley), KTSW (San Marcos, TX), WCRD (Muncie, IN), WEIU (Charleston, IL), WIUX (Bloomington, IN), WPGU (Champaign-Urbana, IL), WPSC (Wayne, NJ), WTBU (Boston, MA), and WUSC (Columbia, SC). We raise our glasses for a big hear hear to WESS, all the nominees, and everyone involved in the college radio community.
The award was announed last night at the mtvU Woddies Festival at SXSW in Austin, TX. The event also included performances by college radio up-and-comers Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, The 1975, and Childish Gambino. mtvU has been hosting the award ceremony, designed to be for college students, by college students, since 2006.