N.J. college radio station named best in the country

Posted Mar 09, 2021

Montclair State University’s radio station, 90.3 WMSC Upper, was named the best college radio station in the country for colleges with over 10,000 students, officials said.

The Essex County college was given the award during the 81st Annual IBS Conference -- the annual awards ceremony for collegiate broadcasters -- on Saturday, March 6.

Also taking home awards were Montclair State’s Joshua Tirado for Best Program Director and Kaya Maciak, for Best Business Manager. The school also was given the award for Best Use of Sound Effects from IBS.

“These prestigious awards affirm the hard work and standard of excellence achieved by Anabella and her team of student leaders, even through the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic,” Keith Strudler, director of the School of Communication and Media, said in a statement. “It’s a public recognition of something we’ve known all along in the School of Communication and Media – that WMSC is truly the best college station in the nation.”

Other New Jersey universities were also honored Saturday.

• Rutgers University’s radio station WRSU won accolades that included Best Use of Social Media, Best Station Blog and Best News Interview for a chat with NBC’s Lester Holt.

 William Paterson University’s WPTV for Best Video Sports Program

 The College of New Jersey’s WTSR for Best Use of YouTube

• Monmouth University’s WMCX 88.9 FM for Most Innovative/Creative Program.

The awards announcement can be seen in full here.

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