COLLEGE RADIO AWARDS

2015 NOMINEES

BEST STUDENT-RUN INTERNET-ONLY STATION

What’s the best part of being an internet-only station?

Who are your 3 artists to follow online?

KUSF
In 2011, the University of San Francisco sold KUSF’s 90.3FM signal. The sale triggered a huge emotional response from the staff and the community it served. Almost immediately, a group of students and staff banned together to keep the college radio station alive on USF’s campus. KUSF.org is almost entirely student-run with diverse programming that ranges from the punk rock sounds of it’s glory days to contemporary electronica. Being an online only station frees us of the many FCC restrictions imposed on FM licensed stations. The students enjoy the freedom of creative control and the accessibility of getting a show much easier! Across the nation and ahead of the curve, many college radio stations were the first stations to offer online content in conjunction with their FM signals. KUSF.org hopes to continue to be an innovative digital platform providing the world new sounds while being a hands-on learning resource for the students, and a place for the students to share their voices with the world.

Rey Pila | Never Young | Big Grams
RADIO UTD
Being an internet-only station allows for us to have a lot more freedom then most stations. We are able to play a large range of music and pride ourselves on the fact that we have something on our station for everyone. Another aspect that is great for us is the portability of being an internet-only station. Anyone with an Internet connection can tune in and now with our mobile apps, our listeners carry us in their pockets. Since we exist solely on the Internet, we emphasis our online presence. Whether it be on social media or our blog. Because of this, we have been able to gain a large influence in the DFW music scene. We hope to build on this and continue to grow as a station.

Mitski | PC Music | Leon Bridges
WERW
WERW's platform as an internet-only station gives us the ability to better connect to the campus pulse here at Syracuse University. We are not burdened by oversight from the FCC nor non-student administrators, and it is liberating to be able to focus more on the quality of our programming than the bureaucracy of terrestrial radio. As an internet-only station, WERW connects with the classic DIY roots of pervious generations of college radio. We are able to offer students total independence in the studio, resulting in a creative freedom that produces truly genuine programming.

PWR BTTM | Palehound | Miya Folick
WVAU
Besides being able to avoid playing meaningless ads and swear on air (oh shit!) being online propels us into the future. Our age IS the internet age. Being online-only means we don’t just appeal to suits on their morning commute through hellish DC traffic, but instead can reach across the globe to a diverse international audience. WVAU is free from the constraints of terrestrial radio. The internet doesn’t just globalize us, it globalizes the spotlight we bring to the local scene. Most importantly, being online allows us to focus our creativity and administrative energy on our site and our plethora of departments rather than only our stream. “Online-only” is what transforms us from WVAU FM: the college radio station, into WVAU.org: a multimedia platform and unparagoned community that spans every passion of the musically-inclined student.

Ace Cosgrove | Alex G | Skylar Spence


BIGGEST CHAMPION OF THE LOCAL SCENE

How do you support your local scene?

Who are your 3 favorite local bands?

KUOM
Radio K is often lauded for its support of the local scene, thanks in no small part to its local program Off the Record, which has broadcast every Friday since the station’s inception in 1993. Radio K prides itself in giving homegrown artists the experience of “hearing themselves on the radio for the first time” and continues to support them through production of professional level audio and video of in-studio performances, of which over 100 are produced annually. Over the last year the station’s focus has been to use this reputation to bridge the connection between the university community and the arts community in the city at large. Curating local music showcases like Radio K’s Gigawatt series reflects the station’s devotion to nurturing the local music scene and spotlighting up-and-coming Minnesotan talent for audiences larger than just their friends’ basements.

The Awful Truth | Yoni Yum | Andrew Broder / Crescent Moon
WDWN
WDWN-FM has been actively and strongly involved in the local music scene for over 40 years. Local music is part of the station’s DNA. We believe in our region’s music scene and do everything we can to support and promote local musicians. We invite all local recording artists in Central New York to submit their music for airplay on our station. Currently we have over 500 songs in the station’s local music playlist. Local recording artists get regular airplay as part of our local music rotation. No other station in Central New York supports the local music scene the way we do. We are located in Auburn, NY and are a part of Cayuga Community College. All of our DJs are either students or community volunteers. WDWN-FM also works with the college’s student-run record label, Cayuga Records. Musicians who submit tunes to WDWN are eligible to have an album produced by Cayuga Records. Cayuga Records provides free studio time, cover art and duplication to local recording artists and helps them with distribution. Local acts played on WDWN can also come into the college’s TV studio to perform on our student produced television program Soundwaves. Soundwaves is aired on local cable. Copies of televised performances are provided free of charge to the performing artists.

Thru Spectrums | Brother Twin | Stone Soul Foundation
WKNC
WKNC is constantly providing exposure for local artists. Every weekday from12PM to 1PM, WKNC hosts a special radio show entitled “Local Lunch”. This show features exclusively North Carolina based artists from a multitude of genres. This allows for upcoming artists from North Carolina a larger audience to discover their music. On a weekly basis, WKNC helps host an event called Local Band Local Beer. Local Band Local Beer is a collaborative effort between WKNC and Tir Na Nog Irish Pub in downtown Raleigh. The event showcases North Carolina-based artists and North Carolina-brewed beer. Every week prior to the event, DJs from WKNC interview the bands on air to give the artists the opportunity to engage our listeners and promote themselves. We also hold a monthly event on campus called Fridays on the Lawn. This concert series involves WKNC bringing local artists to campus to provide a free concert open to the community. Fridays on the Lawn provides direct exposure to local artists as well as raising the student body’s awareness and involvement with WKNC.

Museum Mouth | Deniro Farrar | Sylvan Esso


BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT

What have you done to improve your station this year?

What song best represents the improvements you've made to your station?

KCPR
To improve KCPR over the past year we have unified our staff behind a single mission; providing an alternative community and outlet for San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly. To do so, we set our sights on improving our audience and our constituent engagement. First, we reworked our pledge drive to encompass events, shows, donations, and pledges for items. As a result, we not only increased donor and listener participation, but we also surpassed our past pledge total by more than 500%. Secondly, we worked on our sound by improving our relationships with promoters and developing a class to teach staff members about equipment and DJing techniques. Lastly, we launched a new website that houses our multimedia content; it consists of written articles, audio clips, and our video series. In conjunction, these steps not only better connected us with our listenership, but also gave us additional tools to reach and serve them. Since our pledge drive reintroduced us to doing events at local businesses, we have partnered with several companies, and have begun to host shows with them frequently, resulting in ample opportunities to introduce more music to our community.

Alright by Kendrick Lamar
KWCW
As we regain our footing after a period of legal hiccups, we at KWCW have put our efforts into cementing a solid foundation that we can work to build upon. In the past year we have created a student staff of 14 to assist our general manager, have instated trainings for our staff and DJs, and have worked on involving ourselves more heavily in our community through concerts, interviews, and other events. This fall we have refined our student staff of 14, namely by adding a Chief Operator, and have begun work on a comprehensive station manual to prevent drift and legal trouble in the future. We have also cultivated a deeper focus on our programming through student body involvement in off-air playlists, DJ training workshops, and increased artist interviews.

Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up"
WSOU
Over the last year, we have taken steps to improve everything that relates to WSOU's perception. On the programming end, we have improved the playlisting, refined the music on our system, worked one-on-one with DJs to make sure everything on the programming end is fine. Along with that, our on-air promotions to make them more creative. A large part of that was launching "The Ultimate WSOU Experience" which invites one winner to get a one-of-a-kind experience that that every day person will not be able to enjoy for specially selected concerts. On the sports end, we have improved our online and social media presence, enhanced our sportscasts and shows with interviews with various coaches and players, some of which were sourced in the New York Post, New York Daily News and other media outlets.

Rivers of Nihil - Perpetual Growth Machine
WWVU
Two years ago, U92 was in rough shape. Attempts to revive us were made in a number of dubious forms: watering-down the music, sharing air-time with a sports network covering big school sports our own staff isn’t even allowed to, and a hasty re-branding that failed to reflect our true nature. Nerves were thin, programming was stale, and our beloved late general manager had fallen ill, leaving us almost completely student-run for the past year. It was then our current student-directors took their positions and began to think. We knew we were once a beacon of independence in our community. Old mixtapes and zines proved it, so why couldn't we be that way again? Since then we developed a promotions staff to create a style guide for our brand, host shows and other events, and build relationships with local businesses and fellow student organizations. Our recent music directors take so much pride in their selections and truly value the input of the jockeys. We also took on a former DJ as our new manager and he’s been incredible. With his help we expect to renovate the entire station this coming year and really pull it into the 21st century!

Primal Scream


MOST CREATIVE

Why do you think you have the most creative programming?

What are the 3 most creative bands your station plays?

KUOM
Radio K has always used its airwaves to promote the esoteric, through playing noise scientists and eurodisco renegades alike, and currently has entire shows dedicated to disparate genres like instrumental music, industrial, and even the internet’s favorite joke genre, vaporwave (the specialty show’s blog, vaporwave.org, has more followers than the station itself). Alongside features like Track of the Day spotlighting upstart artists and weekly mixtapes about anything from dogs to dads, the station’s broadcast remains creative ‘round the clock. This creative spirit extends to community presence: Radio K is prone to stage guerilla performances on campus, make ridiculous video content for pledge drives, and have its fuzzy 7-foot-tall K-shaped mascot throw the first pitch at a minor league baseball game. Radio K is home to the dynamic and unpredictable.

Street Feve | Mula Gang Virtual(tm) | Straya
WMUA
The essence of our creative programming at WMUA can be found in our motto: "radio you don't hear on the radio." This means that when you tune-in to WMUA, you'll be hearing alternative music and programming that you can't get anywhere else in the Pioneer Valley. WMUA has a loose block programming structure, so for example, you can hear jazz and world music during certain times of day, electronic music at night, public affairs and news in the afternoon, and everything else anywhere in between! Additionally, WMUA's Programmer, Haley Chauvin, recently made a creative change to our schedule by adding a new music block that we refer to as the "Lunchtime Eclectic Block," where DJs can play whatever they want from 11am-12:30pm, with the possibility of being heard across campus as we push for student-run businesses an other locations to play WMUA during this time, allowing for further integration into the campus and local community. We've also put new meaning to the motto, by moving some of our content online in the form of our Cauhaus Sessions series, where we bring bands in to record songs for our new Youtube channel, with audio from this videos being broadcast on-air too!

Arμ-2+lee (asano+ryuhei) | oOoOO: | Mal Devisa
WWVU
A lot of stations pick their format and stick to it, flipping DJ’s each semester like a fast-food joint flips burgers. That’s the stuff of commercial stations, man! U92 shirks that rigidity. We’re a family here and we want to see everyone thrive. We’re constantly pushing each other farther, and beating our heads against the wall to hear the weird sounds. Every day is a chance to come up with something new to engage our community. An on-air poetry slam with sitar music? A midnight séance on Halloween? A live sportscast of a fight between two campus mascots? Only on the Moose! We’re Morgantown’s only alternative for a reason. Like the title of our Saturday night show, where DJ’s are allowed to play literally anything they want, we’re consistently finding there are No Limits.

Hey Mother Death | Throbbing Gristle | Brian Eno


MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

What makes you the MD of the year?

What 3 albums are you listening to right now?

James Calvet (KVCU)
College Radio has been an integral part of not only but my young adult life. As a member of the Radio 1190 team, we collectively focus on emphasizing community, education and music both on-air and outside the station. As a Music Director, I work closely with my team to create a collection of music played on-air that reflects these ethics. KVCU has historically been disconnected with the population of the University of Colorado and Boulder, a trend that the current team at KVCU has been working to bring to an end. Along with staying up to date with charts and promoters, I incorporate tons of local music into rotation. Along with my weekly local show I book two local bands every week. One performs live on-air in the studio and the other plays at a local coffee shop we have recently partnered with. Outside the realm of the station, the Radio 1190 team throws frequent house shows that feature Boulder, Denver and touring bands and ultimately connect different local communities. In the time that I have worked at KVCU, my team and I have created a culture that is focused on independent community, education and music that I'm proud to be a part of.

Ought - Sun Coming Down | Thug Entrancer - Wage Mage/Entropy EP | Albert Ayler Trio - Spiritual Unity
Chloe Croom (WLUW)
I wanted to transfer schools until I found WLUW. It was full of weirdos who wore mesh and wanted to read my tarot cards and dance to Wreckless Eric with me. From then on, I knew that I wanted everyone to know how amazing my station of weirdos was. Becoming music director a year and a half ago was the perfect opportunity to carry on the legacy and spread the gospel of WLUW. For me, being “good” at my job or “deserving” a CMJ nomination is more than just submitting my charts and adds on time or responding promptly to promoters’ emails. What makes me a good music director is that I love my radio station more than anything else. (I’ve literally cried and slept at my station more than once). I have worked extremely hard to make sure our university, city, and the larger industry take WLUW seriously and see why it is such a special and magical place. The daily tasks of an MD are a joy for me, because I would rather be chatting with a promoter than preparing an expository speech for my public speaking class any day of the week. So receiving this nomination is a true honor, but if my legacy is just “the weird radio girl” at Loyola, I’d be totally okay with that.

Cut Worms - At Home | Todays Hits - Todays Hits | Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
David Wolfson (WVFS)
I'm the greatest Music Director of all time. Nah, but in all seriousness, I won't purport to know whether I deserve this over the other MDs. If you think someone else has done more for their station and community than I have, please vote for them over me. However, if you don't think that, feel free to toss some votes my way! In the past year at WVFS, I've mended a tenuous relationship between my station and my school's student-run venue, created a public archive of WVFS recordings and memorabilia, booked two successful station events, and been a huge supporter of local music in all the avenues I'm able to. I've also booked and interviewed dozens of bands myself, both at WVFS and for DIY shows here, and just over a year ago, I helped my station transition to a new website. To be straightforward, I am just a person who really loves his station, his town, and all the musical opportunities these things have afforded him. While awards are nice, for me, the true value of my MD-ship is in what I’m able to give back to my community. Which I’m happy to say is everything I‘ve got.

The Spirit of the Beehive - You Are Arrived (But You've Been Cheated) | Ex-Breathers - Past Tense | Alex G - Beach Music
Emmi McIntyre (WWVU)
This job is not easy and any MD can tell you, working late hours, weekends and keeping a part-time job between school and relationships all while trying to give the station the time it deserves. Over the past summer and now fall semester that I have been Music Director, it was been my primary goal to get involved in every aspect of what makes this station great, such as going above and beyond to create a physical rotation that all our DJs can find their favorite new music in. I work to keep a diverse selection available while still staying true to our dedication to the new and alternative. I have worked to redesign our website, organize student showcases such as the one we will have for College Radio Day, host a weekly CMJ chart countdown show and constantly look for new things our station can participate in around campus and the community.

Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime | Vundabar - Gawk | Jay-Jay Johanson - Opium

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

What makes you promoter of the year?

What are your top 3 records that you/your company did not promote this past year?

Allan Benedict, The Syndicate
I started in college radio when I was a freshman at Loyola Chicago. After moving past table after table in the extracurricular fair, WLUW’s booth caught my eye and introduced me to the place I’d spend most of my next four years. Back when I was a music director I loved helping bands and supplying our listeners with the best new music available. When I was nearing graduation I knew I wanted to take this even further and set a goal of finding my way onto the other side of the fence. I pride myself on bringing that same passion that I felt as a music director to promoting records. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of my favorite bands at The Syndicate and we’ve been able to introduce a lot of music directors and DJs to their new favorite bands. I think its this connection that makes me promoter of the year. Radio promotion is all about building a connection between artists and fans and we take a special pride in building that lasting connection.

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love | Sorority Noise - Joy, Departed | Colleen Green - I Want To Grow Up
Bri Aab, Team Clermont
I am excited about music! I used to think of it as some gross habit I picked up from a high school boyfriend like it wasn't my own. Ownership of one's tastes and opinions comes with maturity, and while I'm sure in maturity I'm lacking, I'm getting better at finding the things I love and being confident in them. Music has, for me, been a culture of acceptance and conversation. You can talk about anything and find people who will support you, especially when you're going through tough times. I am so emotionally connected to the times I've blissfully yelped with Joni Mitchell's Blue as I drive through the foothills from Georgia back to North Carolina- or the night I lost my voice screaming with Sadie on Major Arcana by Speedy Ortiz. Translating what means more to you than your body into words feels really pure and authenticating. So beyond all of the blast emails, I think that I'm pretty decent at being passionate about something in which I feel this emotionally invested. I'm pretty sentimental, but I'm awarding myself this moment of sap before my return to sour gummy worms, Murder She Wrote, PJ Harvey, and Yankee Candles.

Ought, Sun Coming Down | Björk, Vulnicura | Jenny Hval, Apocalypse, girl
Chris Rogo, AAM
I’ve probably brought you one of your favorite artists and that list continues to grow to include Mac DeMarco, Dan Deacon, TV On The Radio, Hot Chip, Real Estate, Blood Orange, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Ty Segall, Daft Punk, Vampire Weekend, Youth Lagoon, Best Coast, Chastity Belt, Foals, Mikal Cronin, Temples, Colleen Green, Beck & many… many more. In all seriousness, College radio is what makes me promoter of the year. I have each & every college radio MD, GM, DJ, etc to thank for where I am now. Starting as an unpaid intern at AAM, I’ve worked my way up the ladder to where I am today and it’s the shared passion we both have for amazing music & the incredible people behind that music that continually pushes me to be greater. A vote for me is a vote for college radio so let’s make college radio great again.

Vince Staples – Summertime ‘06 | Thundercat – The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam | Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon


SMALL STATION, BIG IDEA

What’s your big idea?

Who are the 3 lesser known artists your station loves?

KRNU
Well, obviously Lincoln, Ne isn't the biggest college campus or college in general...but we've got a lot of spirit and a lot of local talent to work with (that's the best part about being from Nebraska). As a station we strive to bring new indie/ alternative and local music to the surface, because if we don't play it- who else will? Our ideas not only range from more general publicity to all college engagement, but also creating a local talent music festival sponsored by our station on the University of Nebraska- Lincoln's campus showcasing all of the local talent from Lincoln/ Omaha that people tend to overlook. We also want to improve KRNU's advertising and PR as well as KRNU's general audience reach (KRNU kind of rocks and not everyone may know that just yet).

Wolf Alice | Fidlar | Twinsmith
WHUS
At WHUS our big idea is much more a series of ideas. Over the past few years we have worked on expanding, developing, and implementing a vast series of new programs and content sources. This has included creating a more focused music block in the form of New Spins, a music block that runs every week day from 1-5 and is focused entirely on the new music sent to the station, as well as including live in-studio performances, ticket giveaways, and the airing of our music-review podcast. In addition to that, we have recently built an entire multimedia recording studio, which is used in the production of our live studio sessions as well as offering a means for local bands to record and produce music. Finally, we have also been expanding our web content with both hyper-local and far-reaching news stories, album reviews and features, and concert reviews. We have devoted a huge amount of time, effort, and energy into making WHUS as expansive and all-encompassing as possible, creating content that any member of the UConn community can find interest in.

The Amphibious Man | Cop | Ovlov
WMUA
We've got two big ideas here at WMUA: content and concerts. For the content, in the past year we have started creating a live session series on Youtube called the "WMUA Cauhaus Sessions" where we not only showcase amazing local bands from the Pioneer Valley, but touring bands that are passing through the area too. Drawing inspiration from college stations’ live series as well as more creative videos like those from Portals, the Cauhaus Sessions were born. As for concerts, we left CMJ last year with the knowledge that tons of other college radio stations were putting on sick concerts super regularly, and we hadn't had a successful high-profile show in ages. So at the end of the spring semester back in April we put on a show with Perfect Pussy, California X, and an amazing local band Calico Blue, which was a more successful than we could have dreamed! At the start of this fall semester, we had another show with Mitski, another amazing local band And The Kids, and Tica Douglas! Going forward, we plan doing at least two shows of this magnitude per semester, and will continue to showcase local bands that we love in the lineups!

Calico Blue | The Sun Parade | And The Kids
WWVU
To create a thriving local scene in the mountains of Morgantown, WV. We don’t have a vast amount of resources that large cities like NY or LA might have for artists, but what we do have is ambition and a frequency on public radio. Armed with these tools we take to make our station a primary tool for new and upcoming artists to be exposed to the citizens of WV and beyond. We also are planning on creating four separate online streaming channels - One that has our terrestrial stream, another that has all of our music, another that carries all of our news coverage, and another that carries all of our sports programming. This will undoubtedly create a learning laboratory for many students wishing to get into the music industry. We feel that this is a worthwhile task and we are looking forward to the challenge of making us even more of an elite college radio station.

False Pterodactyl | Ghost House | Culture Thief


SPECIALTY MUSIC DIRECTORS

What kind of music is your specialty and why?

What 3 albums in your specialty do you love right now?

Andrew Wieler (CJLO)
I'm the Hard Rock / Metal MD here at CJLO 1690AM in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Earth, Milky Way. I got into metal in a super gradual way. I started off listening to radio stuff and then worked my way gradually into metal. To lose all of my metal cred, the first band that crossed me over to rock radio was the Goo Goo Dolls, and then they spotlighted Metallica on Mondays, so I would listen to that, and then one day I heard 46 & 2 by Tool on WIXQ in my hometown, and after that it was all over. I'd say that within metal, I'm more into Southern influenced things, like Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Every Time I Die, etc. Currently, I am really into the new "post-black metal" which is being put out from the likes of So Hideous and An Autumn for Crippled Children, though for some reason, I cant really get into Deafheaven in that group. I don't really delve too far into hardcore because it can get pretty same-y pretty quick, and I find that to be true with a lot of tech death bands too.

An Autumn For Crippled Children | Dirt Cannon - Tough Love | Soilwork
Cody Roane (WWVU)
My specialty show is called "Urban Diner" and consists of all things hip-hop. Hip-hop is one of the fastest growing and popular genres in music and has many diverse artists that showcase their creativity in many ways we haven't seen before. The lyricism and production aspect of hip-hop is what intrigues me the most.

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside | Thundercat- The Beyond/ Where the Giants Roam | Erick the Architect- Arcstrumentals Vol. 1
Rohit Ravi (WSOU)
My specialty is metal. From a young age, I've always leaned towards heavier and more aggressive music, and that only blossomed when I joined a station that features a metal and hardcore format. Not only has working at WSOU made my knowledge of the genre increase, it has made me appreciate the people in the industry and the musicians you work so hard to give life to an underground genre of music and make sure everybody in the scene, whether they are a staff member at a radio station, band member, or industry label executive feel like family.

Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel | Deafheaven - New Bermuda | Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud


STATION OF THE YEAR

What makes you the best station of the year?

What 3 records best represent your station?

KUOM
Over the last year, Radio K has proven just how much can be accomplished by an entirely student-run, listener-supported college radio station. The station has increased on-campus presence to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students of all fields of study, and through this, connected many more music-lovers to great new acts, local and international alike. Radio K provides a jumping-off point for new artists by spotlighting them in venues, record stores, and both the station’s airwaves and Studio K, where over 100 in-studio performances are produced annually. Last year’s in-studio sessions went on to be featured in Pitchfork, Stereogum, Spin, and Paste Magazine. These and other accomplishments lead to recognition by local tastemakers City Pages, the Minneapolis culture magazine, as Best Radio Station of 2015, beating out stiff competition from many other strong AAA stations. Even Minnesota state senator Amy Klobuchar congratulated Radio K for this accomplishment with high regard, saying, “Having such a reputable student-run station right here in Minnesota makes me optimistic about the future of radio.”

Trails and Ways | Bad Bad Hats | Suzie
WSOU
Seton Hall University’s hard rock WSOU enjoys a loyal following in NYC. Launched in 1948, WSOU is a hands-on learning ground for future broadcasters and a major influence on loud rock for the past three decades, helping break bands such as Incubus, Linkin Park, and Volbeat before they entered commercial playlists. WSOU is innovative, playing metal, punk, and hardcore music that rarely gets exposure on radio and staffed 24/7 to be truly live and local. In 2014, our weekly cume reached nearly 100,000 over the air and online listeners, a considerable achievement for a student-run station lacking resources for billboards and other advertising. Other 2014 highlights include: 16 “WSOU Presents” concerts; 1,456 hours of news/public affairs programming; 93 Seton Hall sports broadcasts. For a college station, WSOU has a large social media footprint: 14,347 Facebook likes; 5,114 Twitter and 2,051 Instagram followers. We support the area music scene by spinning unsigned local bands and the community through efforts such as the successful 2014 WSOU-led food drive for a local foodbank. Our greatest irony is that we are a thriving heavy metal station at a Catholic university, which says so much about the professionalism of the students who run WSOU.

Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine | Lamb of God - Ashes of the Wake | Hatebreed - Perseverance
WTSR
Well, my mom said WTSR should win because we have over 20 specialty programs, a super efficient yet intensive DJ certification program, and community volunteers that have been spinning tunes at WTSR for decades. She also said that it’s super cool that WTSR is the flagship station for Yankee AA affiliate the Trenton Thunder and that student engineers broadcast EVERY SINGLE game of the season! She also makes Uncle Mark tune in all the time via live stream so he can hear local bands every hour, although we broadcast to approximately a 25 mile radius from campus. When we go to campus and community events every week to DJ on-site, sometimes my mom’s book club shows up and takes our photo. MOM, YOU’RE SO EMBARRASSING. She won’t stop listening either because new music is added into our rotation daily, so she doesn’t get bored. She loves bragging about all the cool band interviews and in-studio sessions too. That woman has NO chill. But why do I think we should win Station of the Year? Because we’ve been student-run for 50 years and the station’s somehow still standing. And because we have Golden Axe in the lobby.

U2 – Songs of Innocence | The Mothers of Invention - We're Only in It for the Money | Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) – You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
WWVU
Since 1982, WWVU-FM (U92-FM) has been providing student-operated, alternative programming from the campus of West Virginia University. We have dedicated ourselves to promoting independent music as one of the very few stations in the state of WV that plays alternative music. We host a live local music show every Monday night in addition to having college radio nights at our downtown music venue. WWVU prides itself in being one of the few manually operated stations in the country, leaving the power of the music in our DJs hands for maximum creativity all while never playing the same song twice in a day. Our station broadcast a wide range of programming including jazz, folk, hip-hop, avant-garde experimental, reggae, sports coverage, talk radio, local shows and much more. The station operates live 24/7 to the Morgantown area and online through our websites internet stream or iPhone and Android streaming apps (U92).

The The - Soul Mining | FUGAZI - 13 Songs | The Silver Jews - American Water

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