WPSC 88.7 Brave New Radio Named Best College/University Station And Wins Eight More Intercollegiate Broadcasting Awards

Rob Quicke IBS awards

Rob Quicke, assistant professor of communication and general manager of WPSC

WPSC 88.7, William Paterson University’s student-run FM radio station, was named the Best College/University Station (with more than 10,000 enrollment) in the 2012 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) awards. In addition, the station won eight more awards including first place in the categories of Best Talk Program and Best News Interview.

The awards were announced on Saturday, March 3, during the 72nd Annual IBS Conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

“I've always felt that our station had the quality of programming and talent to achieve these honors.” said Program Director Tarick Qasem, a senior at William Paterson University. “I'm really proud of our DJ's. This is like winning an NCAA Championship for radio.”

“Winning for best station in the nation is truly a testament to all the hard work the students put in at WPSC,” says Rob Quicke, assistant professor of communication and general manager of the station. “I also congratulate all the students who have been nominated for the IBS awards this year."

“This is distinctive,” says Stephen Hahn, associate provost and interim dean of the College of the Arts and Communication. “It is extremely impressive that WP 88.7 won in so many categories, particularly in the category of best college radio station.”

IBS is a not-for-profit education association founded in 1940 that serves not-for-profit collegiate radio stations and webcasters, as well as high school and community radio stations and webcasters.

Award Winners from William Paterson University:

1st Place WINNER: Best College/University Station (more than 10,000 enrollment):
WPSC at William Paterson University

1st Place WINNER: Best Talk Program
WPSC at William Paterson University: Stephan Bisaha, Michael Schumann, Dana Schaeffer for The Monday Morning Blend

1st Place WINNER: Best News Interview
WPSC at William Paterson University: Anthony Tello for Anthony Tello Interviews

FINALIST: Abraham & Borst Award for Best Overall Radio Station in the Nation
WPSC at William Paterson University

FINALIST: Best Campus News Coverage
WPSC at William Paterson University: Andy Carr, Philip Watson, EJ Francis and Nida Bayan for William Paterson Parking Problems

FINALIST: Best News Interview
WPSC at William Paterson University: Lindsay Downs for Jeffery Jones Interview

FINALIST: Best Sports Talk Program
WPSC at William Paterson University: Allan Simon and Dominic Papa for The Sports Drive

FINALIST: Best Event Promo
WPSC at William Paterson University: Michael Pierre for Africa 2011: Cross Culture Arts Festival

FINALIST: Most Creative Show
WPSC at William Paterson University: Stephan Bisaha, Michael Schumann and Dana Schaeffer for The Morning Blend