Students win 14 awards for North Central in international broadcast competition

Mar 11, 2016

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, have added 14 new awards to the station’s trophy case. They earned three first-place awards and 11 other finalist titles at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) International Conference held March 5 in New York City.

Sean McDermott ’16, Sam Reiman ’16 and Josh Barlog ’16 won first place for Best Station Promo for their entry “Mistakes Promo.” Jessie Marsala ’16, Cassie Fenwick ’16, Hannah Jurik ’16 and Dominic Guanzon ’16 were awarded first place for Best Station Contest/Promotional Event with their submission “Riot Fest.” In the Station Manager category, Marsala won first place for Best Promotions Director.

Other student finalists include:

•    Best Spot News - McDermott, Russ Tanzillo ’15, Reiman and Barlog
•    Best Public Service Announcement – Guanzon and Jessica Hillman ’19
•    Best Sports Update - Cora Georgiou ’16
•    Best Event Promo - Marsala and Guanzon
•    Best Radio Drama - Reiman, Matt Warner ’16 and Rachel Pierson ’16
•    Best Radio Documentary - Tanzillo and Wesley Rasmussen-Wilson ’15
•    Best Fundraising/Underwriting Campaign - Peter Schiller ’18
•    Best Social Media Director - Jurik and William Dawes ’16
•    Best Production Director - Blane Erwin ’18
•    Best College/University Station (Under 10,000 Students) – WONC-FM 89.1

WONC is among the most honored collegiate radio stations in America and has won national and state awards in commercial and collegiate competitions. In 2015, IBS awarded WONC the Abraham & Brost Award for Best Overall Radio Station in the nation, and John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication, received the Jeff Tellis Outstanding Advisor Award for leadership, dedication and service.

With a 30-mile listening radius and potential listening audience of 4 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.

By Stephanie Snyder '15/M '17