West Virginia Universitys student-run radio station WWVU FM known as U92 has been named a finalist in the College Music Journals (CMJ) College Day Station of the Year award competition. CMJ is the leading trade magazine for college radio and thenew music industry.
The station is one of four finalists from across the nation, including KEXP (University of Washington), WRAS (Georgia State University) and WUTK (University of Tennessee).
We are honored and very excited to receive this recognition. Its important to be recognized on a national level because it legitimizes that we are a real radio station,said Kim Harrison, U92 station director.
Nominations for the Station of the Year award are submitted by CMJ subscribers, but the final voting takes place during the award ceremony in New York by the attendees of the conference.
The winner will be announced at the CMJ College Radio Award ceremony on Oct. 18 in New York.
U92 representatives planning to attend the ceremony include Rupam Sofsky, music director, Aaron Hawley, graduate assistant and Jesse Novak, summer music director and current metal music director.
This recognition is due to Rupam and Jesses hard work,Harrison said.Every week they talk with representatives from record labels and promotional companies, and because of their professionalism weve been recognized as a nominee for this award
U92 is currently celebrating its 25th year on the air and marking the occasion with an alumni reunion weekend, Oct. 12-14.Many former staffers are expected to return to take part in special events and take to the airwaves to relive their college radio experience.