Gannon’s WERG Awarded Best College Station in the Nation

Posted: March 14, 2014

Gannon University's student-operated radio station, 90.5 WERG participated in the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Conference and won several awards, including the Abraham and Borst Award for Best College Station in the Nation.

Chet LaPrice, Operations Manager for WERG, took nine students on AMTRAK's "Lakeshore Limited" to New York City for the 74th IBS Conference, which is a national, annual gathering of media professionals, advisers and students at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Midtown Manhattan.

LaPrice and alumna Deb Carlson, '09, '13M, presented on several panels for the conference, including "Station Underwriting" and "Programming Your College Radio Station." LaPrice also moderated a session entitled "Management Bootcamp," along with Len Mailloux, IBS Chairperson, Simmons College; and Jason Samuel, WGCS, Goshen College.

The WERG student staff was presented with several awards including: