Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CMJ College Radio Awards Nominees Announced

Sign at Last Year's CMJ

The CMJ Music Marathon is coming up in a few weeks (October 20th to 24th in NYC) and in advance of that, CMJ has released the list of nominees for their annual College Radio Awards. Categories cover not only radio stations, but also promo companies, Music Directors, and record labels.

There are lots of familiar names on here, but a few that weren't on my radar. To compare and contrast, you can take a look at last year's nominees and winners. (Check out the CMJ website to see the winners from 2007 and 2006.) Attendees at the CMJ Music Marathon will be able to vote for their favorites at the CMJ booth and during College Day. Winners will be announced during College Day on Thursday, October 22. Here's a selection of some of the radio nominees:


Station Of The Year:

CFUV (Victoria)
KSSU (Sacramento)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
WPGU (Champaign)
WSOU (South Orange)

Biggest Community Resource:

KBUT (Crested Butte)
KDHX (St. Louis)
KSSU (Sacramento)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
WPGU (Champaign)

Best Use Of Limited Resources:

KSSU (Sacramento)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
RLC (Piscataway)
WIDR (Kalamazoo)
WPGU (Champaign)


Best Online-Only Station:

VIC Radio (Ithaca)
BreaThru Radio (New York)
Montco Radio (Blue Bell)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
WOXY.com (Austin)

Best Website:

KEXP (Seattle)
KSSU (Sacramento)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
WOXY.com (Austin)
WPGU (Champaign)

Most Doing Something No One Else Is Doing:

KEXP (Seattle)
KSSU (Sacramento)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
WNYU (New York)
WPGU (Champaign)


Best Student-Run Station:

KSSU (Sacramento)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
WPGU (Champaign)
WSOU (South Orange)
WIDR (Kalamazoo)

Most Supportive Of The Local Scene:

CFUV (Victoria)
KSSU (Sacramento)
WPGU (Champaign)
WSOU (South Orange)
WTSR (Ewing)

Most Doing Something No One Else Is Doing:

KEXP (Seattle)
KSSU (Sacramento)
Radio UTD (Richardson)
WNYU (New York)
WPGU (Champaign)


Who are your favorites? Are they on this list?

1 comment:

Paul said...

I'm an alum of WTSR in Trenton, NJ (best support of local scene) and really glad to see the station nominated.

Used to listen to WPGU when I lived in Champaign. In recent years the station went from being a commercial alternative sound-alike to being more indie focused. It's actually a commercial station owned by the nonprofit that also publishes the yearbook and daily university newspaper. It's not owned by the university. In it's commercial alternative days I would have hesitated calling it a college station at all, though I think it comes closer to deserving the moniker now.