West Virginia University’s student-run radio station brought home three 2015 CMJ College Radio Awards Oct. 14, including Station of the Year.
Emmi McIntyre, a junior international business management and electronic media double major from Charleston won Music Director of the Year. Cody Roane, a sophomore English major from Richmond, VA, won Specialty Music Director of the Year.
More than 600 non-commercial and college radio stations across North America are eligible for the awards, and WWVU-FM was nominated in six out of the nine award categories including Most Creative Station and Small Station, Big Idea and Most Improved.
“This is national recognition for all the hard work and dedication put forth by our students to make the station such a wonderful place,” said WWVU-FM General Manager Matthew Fouty. “CMJ is a group that reports on all the music that underrepresented artists produce. This is an incredible honor for the station and a wonderful opportunity for all involved.”
Approximately 160 student volunteers run WWVU-FM. “I am so proud of our students; they are all winners,” said Darlene Johnson, U92 program assistant. “They work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide alternative programming to our community of listeners, and without their dedication and hard work, the radio station would not exist.”
The College Radio Awards are a part of the week-long CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival in New York City, one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music and cutting-edge films. Voting is reserved for attendees of the event and the winners were announced at the College Day event, Oct. 14. Ten students traveled to New York to represent WVU.
For more information on the CMJ Awards, visit https://www.cmj.com/column/on-air/2015-cmj-college-radio-award-winners/. For more information on WWVU-FM, visit http://u92.wvu.edu/. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram @U92_FM and like their Facebook page to get the most up to date information on the station’s journey to New York City.
CONTACT: Matthew Fouty, WWVU-FM
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