IBS hands out 14 award nominations to WONC staff

Jan 19, 2015

Staff members with WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, received 14 nominations from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).

Two nominations especially stand out: WONC-FM for Best College Radio Station and John Madormo for the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. Madormo is assistant professor of broadcast communication at North Central and general manager of WONC.

The IBS award nominations for 2015 are:

•    Cora Georgiou ’17 of Orland Park, for Best Newscast
•    Crystal Madrigal ’16 of Joliet, Jessica Eastman ’17 of Morris, Luke Langlois ’18 of Alsip, for Best Public Service Announcement
•    Georgiou and Max Kachinske ’16 of Aurora, for Best Sports Update (two nominations)
•    Russ Tanzillo ’15 of Naperville and Kachinske, for Best Station Promo
•    Sam Reiman ’16 of Chicago, for Best Station ID
•    Tanzillo for Best On-Air Personality
•    Wesley Rasmussen-Wilson ’15 of Simi Valley, Calif., for Best Music Specialty Show
•    Hannah Jurik ’16 of Plainfield and William Dawes ’17 of Woodridge, for Best Use of Social Media
•    Rasmussen-Wilson for Best News Director
•    Jurik and Reiman for Best Social Media Director
•    Sydney Welu ’16 of Naperville, for Best Production Director
•    John Madormo for Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
•    WONC-FM 89.1 for Best College Radio Station

The finalists are among the top 10 percent of entries received and this year’s entries were four times the number in 2014. New this year are two categories of trophies: Golden and Silver Microphones. Golden Microphones will be awarded to the winner of each category and the four finalists. Silver Microphones will be awarded to the remaining finalists in each category.

Winners will be announced March 7 at the Awards Ceremony at the 75th annual IBS International Conference in New York City. Madormo will attend the conference with six student nominees and also will moderate five panel discussions and a screenwriting workshop during the conference.

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 features a blended format of alternative and classic rock music. Newscasts, traffic and weather reports, as well as various North Central and select high school play-by-play sportscasts, are delivered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by North Central students. Listen live at wonc.org.