WMUL-FM named finalist for Intercollegiate Broadcasting System award

Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, has been named a finalist for Best College/University Radio Station (more than 10,000 students) in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s annual awards contest.

WMUL is among five other stations named finalists in the category. The other finalists are California State University Long Beach’s KKJZ, Indiana University’s WIUX, Montclair State University’s WMSC, Central Washington University’s KCWU, and William Patterson University’s WPSC.

WMUL Executive Director Adam Rogers said it’s a “tremendous honor” to be a finalist for the award.

“Our staff consists of a variety of majors and community volunteers who work extremely hard to provide a quality product—from sports to news broadcasts to our variety music format—for our audience,” Rogers said. “We always want to put forth our best effort, so to be recognized as one of the best radio stations in the country means that hard work our staff did was well worth the countless hours spent.”

In addition to the Best College/University Radio Station category, several WMUL staffers are up for awards. Rebecca Turnball’s “Know Your Rights” segment is in the Best Campus News Category, Rogers and James Collier are in the Best Sports Play-By-Play (Women’s Basketball) category for “Marshall vs. Brescia,” and Collier, Adam Polsky, Gabe Warwick, Jacob Queen and Mark Hess have a shot at the Best Sports Play-By-Play Football category for “Marshall vs. North Texas.”

“It takes a lot of dedicated individuals to pull off what we are able to do every year and I’m glad that a contest has recognized us for our efforts,” Rogers said.

The winners will be announced at the IBS awards ceremony Saturday, March 5, in New York City during the 76th Annual IBS International Radio Conference.

For more information about WMUL, visit www.marshall.edu/wmul.