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Radio Station WP 88.7 FM Brave New Radio Named "Best College Radio Station" in the Nation by Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for Fourth Time in Seven Years

--University wins eight first place awards for student-run radio and television stations

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William Paterson University’s WP 88.7 FM was named “Best College Radio Station” (among institutions with more than 10,000 students) for the fourth time in seven years among its five first place awards and the television station WPTV-6 won three first place awards at the national Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) award ceremony this past weekend.

Nearly 900 students from more than 150 colleges/universities were present at the awards ceremony held at the annual IBS Conference from March 2 to 4, 2018 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

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

The William Paterson awards (eight first place trophies and seven finalist trophies) are as follows:

1st Place Winner (Radio Awards):
Best College Radio Station (More Than 10,000 Students)
Best Sports Play-By-Play, Baseball/Softball
Best Station Promotional Poster
Best Use of Social Media, Other
Best Use of Instagram

Finalist:
Best Specialty Music Show
Best Newscast
Best Liner/Sweeper
Best Program Director, Radio (Nick Gomez)
Best Production Director, Radio (Bree Testa)

1st Place Winner (Video & TV Awards):
Best Sports Program (Video/TV)
Best Variety Program (Video/TV)
Best Use of Graphics (Video/TV)

Finalist:
Best Use of Twitter
Best Use of Social Media, Other

Learn more about Brave New Radio at gobrave.org

Learn more about WPTV-6 at https://www.facebook.com/WPTV6

03/05/18