WONC receives more IBS award nominations than any school in its category

Feb 03, 2014

North Central College student staff members at WONC-FM 89.1 received 13 nominations (including Best College Radio Station in the United States) from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) for its Golden Microphone Awards.  

WONC received more individual nominations than any other school in its category of enrollments under 10,000. Three staff members—seniors Kevin Jackman, Kristin Gitchell and Kelsey King—each received three nominations.  

Winners will be announced at the IBS annual conference in New York City March 3-6. WONC nominations are:
Best Newscast: Kevin Jackman ’14
Best Play-by-Play: Jackman and Bobby Mette ’14
Best Sports Update: Jason Krug ’14
Best Promo: Kristin Gitchell ’14, Kelsey King ’14 and Adam Halick ’14
Best Liner/ID/Sweeper: Jeremy Rushing ’14
Best Talk Program: Gitchell and King
Best Specialty Show: Gitchell and King
Best Documentary: Yasmeen Kiswani ’14
Best Podcast (three separate nominations): Jackman; Jared Shlensky ’14; Krug, Alex Palac ’15 and Halick
Best Station Blog: Rushing
Best College/University Station (enrollments under 10,000): WONC-FM 89.1

North Central College’s WONC-FM was one of only five stations nominated for Best College/University Station. The other nominees in this category are Goshen College, Kutztown University, Gannon University and the University of Tennessee-Martin.  

Click here to view the complete list of nomination winners.

WONC is among the most honored collegiate radio stations in America and has won national and state awards in commercial and collegiate competitions. The station has won 20 Marconi College Radio Awards; no other college or university radio station in the country has won more. With a 30-mile listening radius and potential listening audience of four million people, WONC’s pure rock music format broadcasts a mix of news, sports, traffic, music and public affairs programming 24 hours a day, year-round. Listen live at wonc.org.