Saturday, March 15, 2008

University of Tennessee and Michigan State Snag Regional College Radio Awards

There are lots of opportunities to be named college radio station of the year by critics, journalism associations, music-related organizations, publications, and fans. Here are a few recent regional awards:

WUTM-FM (University of Tennessee at Martin)
University of Tennessee at Martin's WUTM named "Best College Radio Station" at the Southeastern Journalism Conference. According to the article in The Pacer:

"UTM is now home to the Best College Radio Station. WUTM 90.3 took first place in the competition of the same name in the Best of the South competition at this year's Southeastern Journalism Conference."

WDBM-FM (Michigan State University)

Another college station of the year is Michigan State's WDBM-FM. Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Broadcast Music Incorporated named the University’s WDBM-FM college radio station of the year.

"More commonly known as 'Impact 89,' you can find WDBM-FM at 88.9 on the FM dial or streaming live on the Web here. About 120 students work at the station, which features daily newscasts, talk shows and music shows like Global Sounds, as well as podcasts like MSU Today and Spartan Sports Wrap. WDBM also produces Governor Granholm’s weekly radio address and podcast, which is distributed to stations across Michigan through a partnership with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters." And...."It was also the first college station in the nation to broadcast in HD — a milestone it tackled back in October 2004."

And I was just wondering about college radio and HD... Additionally, WDBM's staff blog is kind of fun and has reports from their trip to Austin for SXSW this week.

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