Students at North Central College earned 14 official acknowledgements for their accomplishments in broadcasting this month at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems (IBS) International Conference.
Three awards were first place, and the students representing the college radio station WONC-FM 89.1 also brought home 11 other finalist titles.
First-place awards were given for Best Station Promo entry "Mistakes Promo," Best Station Contest or Promotional Event entry "Riot Fest," and Best Promotions Director (Other) for station manager Jessie Marsala. With all of these awards, as well as multiple other accolades in both national and state commercial and collegiate competitions, WONC-FM is one of the most-honored collegiate radio stations in the nation. It broadcasts across a 30-mile radius to a potential audience of 4 million, with a pure rock format that includes news, sports, traffi, and public affairs programming.
Other awards received from this month's IBS International Conference include Best Public Service Announcement, Best Spot News, Best Sports Update, Best Radio Drama, Best Event Promo, Best Radio Documentary, Best Fundraising and Underwriting Campaign, Best Social Media Director (Hannah Junk and William Dawes), Best Production Director (Blane Erwin), and Best College or University Station (with fewer than 10,000 students).