Thursday, October 2, 2008

CMJ's College Radio Awards Nominees

College radio awards just won't stop! CMJ announced its College Radio Awards Nominees for 2008. There are some obscure stations that I'd never heard of, but also a lot of familiar names, some of whom are nominated for the mtvU awards. One difference, though, is that CMJ also recognized stations that are known beyond their own campuses like public radio station KCRW, well-funded KEXP, popular community radio station WFMU, and satellite channel XMU.

I'm also pleased to see that one of my former haunts (WBGU) got a nomination for Specialty Music Director of the Year. Alright!

Of course there are also some notable omissions...but you can't please everyone with awards.

The winners will be announced at the CMJ Music Marathon's College Day October 23, 2008 in NYC. Here are the nominees (which, by the way, anyone with a CMJ badge will be able to vote on during the conference).

2008 CMJ Radio Station Awards

Station Of The Year
KEXP-FM (University of Washington, Seattle, WA)
RLC-FM (Rutgers University & Piscataway High School, NJ)
WBWC-FM (Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH)
WFMU-FM (Jersey City, NJ)

Music Director Of The Year
Omar Husain (CJLO)
Susie Kuo (KSSU)
Cynthia Luna (WBWC)
Blair Neal (WRPI)
Erin Nelson (RLC)

Specialty Music Director Of The Year
Andrew Balcerzak and Brian Scavo (WBGU)
Robert Drucker (RLC)
Emelie Hegarty (WRPI)
Michelle Krupkin (KXLU)
Jesse Novak (WWVU)

Best Student-Run Non-FM Station
CJLO (Montreal)
KSSU (Sacramento)
KUOM (Minneapolis )
KVCU (Boulder)
Radio UTD (Richardson)

Biggest Innovator
Tenni Gharakanian (CFRE)
Aaron Levin (CJSR)
Mark Nason (WHSN)
Blair Neal (WRPI)
Jake Snyder (WLCA)

Most Groundbreaking
KEXP (Seattle)
KSSU (Sacramento)
RLC (Piscataway)
WFMU (Jersey City)
WRPI (Troy)

Music Director With The Best Band That Doesn't Suck
Myke Atkinson (CJSW)
Omar Husain (CJLO)
Troy Micheau (NVWR)
Erin Nelson (RLC)
Blair Neal (WRPI)

In It For The Music
Robert Drucker (RLC)
Aaron Henry (Montco Radio)
Mary Hutchins (WVUD)
Scott Karoly (KZSC)
Cynthia Luna (WBWC)

Best Podcast
KCRW (Santa Monica)
KEXP (Seattle)
RLC (Piscataway)
WFMU (Jersey City)
XMU (Washington)

Best Use Of The Web
KSSU (Sacramento)
Montco Radio (Blue Bell)
RLC (Piscataway)
WFMU (Jersey City)
WOXY.com (Cincinnati)

Most Likely To Reinvent Radio
KEXP (Seattle)
KSSU (Sacramento)
RLC (Piscataway)
WFMU (Jersey City)
WRPI (Troy)

Biggest Asset To The Community
KALX (Berkeley)
KEXP (Seattle)
KSSU (Sacramento)
RLC (Piscataway)
WFMU (Jersey City)

Best Use Of Limited Resources
CFRE (Mississauga)
KSSU (Sacramento)
Montco Radio (Blue Bell)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
RLC (Piscataway)

Most Fun
Kaitlin Butler (Radio UTD)
Cynthia Luna (WBWC)
Tenni Gharakanian (CFRE)
Aaron Henry (Montco Radio)
Omar Husain (CJLO)

Best Team Effort
CJLO (Montreal)
KCWU (Ellensburg)
KSSU (Sacramento)
RLC (Piscataway)
WSOU (South Orange)

2 comments:

RPM/IGE said...

Hey! This is mad cool to see this posted up elsewhere!

Andrew and I (Brian) have been kicking butt, so we're very proud of our nomination. Thanks for passing it, and all of the other nominations, on!

-Brian Scavo-
RPM/IGE Music Co-Director
WBGU 88.1 FM
Bowling Green, Ohio

Kyle said...

For anyone who will be going to CMJ, I would urge everyone to vote for Andrew Balcerzak and Brian Scavo as Specialty Music Directors of the Year. I've had the pleasure to work with both of them at WBGU, and I can tell you that there are few people who are more dedicated or work harder in college radio than both of them.