William Paterson University’s WP 88.7 FM Brave New Radio Named “Best Radio Station” in the Nation by Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) for Third Time in Six Years

-- William Paterson’s TV Station WP-TV Wins for Best Sports Report

BraveNewRadio300aFor the third time in six years, William Paterson University’s student-run radio station WP 88.7 FM was named Best Radio Station in the Nation (among institutions with more than 10,000 students) by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). The station also won for “Best Sports Pre- or Post-Game Show” by students Mason Mills and Dylan Burns. The awards were announced on Saturday, March 4, 2017 during the annual IBS Conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

“I’m so proud of our students and absolutely thrilled that WP 88.7 FM is maintaining its reputation as the best station in the nation, winning these first-place awards” says Brave New Radio general manager Rob Quicke, professor of communication. “I congratulate all our students for putting their passion and talent into the station.”

Additionally, in IBS’s first year offering awards in the medium of video, WP-TV, the campus television station, won for Best Sports Report. The show featured students Wyatt Kalb, Dylan Burns, Justin McHugh, Chris Johnson and Dante Vocaturo on “WP Sports Desk.”

"What distinguishes WP-TV is the fact that it is entirely student-produced, which means the participating students have a lot of breathing room to be as creative as they want to be in a self-motivated manner,” says Jamsheed Akrami, professor of communication and director of the television curriculum’s programming component. “Of course there is also faculty and staff involvement, but in a supportive, mentoring role.”

SportsDesk300b“We are very proud of this award and nominations,” adds Al Clarke, WP-TV television studio manager and adjunct professor of communication “We all look forward to continuing to support students who are able to successfully compete in the No. 1 media market in the country.”

The results are as follows:


(Winner) Best College Radio Station (more than 10,000 students)

(Winner) Best Sports Pre- or Post-Game Show - Students Mason Mills and Dylan Burns for the Rowan University post-game

(TOP 5 FINALIST) Best Specialty Music Show - Student Joel Carrasquillo for “Retro Night”

(TOP 5 FINALIST) Best Public Service Announcement - Student Joel Carrasquillo for “It’s on Us”

(TOP 5 FINALIST) Best Baseball/Softball Play-By-Play - Students Joe Rea and Chris Turner-Demondo for WP softball coverage


(Winner) Best Sports Report
-Students Wyatt Kalb, Dylan Burns, Justin McHugh, Chris Johnson and Dante Vocaturo on “WP Sports Desk”

(TOP 5 FINALIST) Best Sports Program - Students Mason Mills, Wyatt Kalb, Giuseppe Zarfino and Greg Blas for “WP Sports Desk”

(TOP 5 FINALIST)  Best Talk Program - Students Jessica Guerriera and Laurel Smith for “The Roundabout,” Episode 23

(TOP 5 FINALIST) Best Program Promotion - Student Shane Keating for the station’s holiday promo

Learn more about Brave New Radio at https://wpsc.wpunj.edu/

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