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March 22, 2018 - WRKC 88.5 FM, Radio King’s College, won three first place awards at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) conference held recently in New York City.
A first place award was earned by Katie Pugh, station manager, for her interview with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf about the state budget in the Best Political News Coverage category. Pugh also earned a finalist award in the Best Spot News category for her story “Children and Youth Audit.”
The station earned a first place award for Best Community Volunteer Program for the “The Radio Home Visitor,” the nation’s oldest radio reading service for the blind, visually impaired and homebound. The program has aired on the station since 1975 and airs daily from 10 to noon.
Sue Henry, WRKC general manager, received The Jeff Tellis Outstanding Advisor Award, presented to one advisor in the country to note outstanding leadership, dedication, and service.
The station earned a finalist award in the Best College Radio Station (under 10,000 students) category. Dan Stokes, sports director, earned two finalist awards for Best Sports Update and Best Sports Pre-Game/Post-Game. “Geek Week,” a program that was hosted by Nick Rotondo and Chris Natale, both 2017 graduates, was also awarded a finalist trophy.
WRKC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is a not for profit education corporation founded in 1940 serves not for profit education affiliated high school radio, college radio, and community stations and streaming/ webcasters. The organization has more than 1,000 IBS Member radio, television, and webcasting station members.
Pictured seated is John Flynn, program director. Pictured standing, from left, is Stokes, Henry, and Pugh.