Gannon University’s WERG Wins National Awards
Posted: April 10, 2015
WERG staffers join I.B.S. chair L
en Mailloux (right) at the I.B.S. Conference in New York
Gannon University's student-operated radio station, 90.5 WERG,
was honored with eight awards at the 75th Annual Intercollegiate
Broadcasting System (I.B.S.) conference. The four-day gathering,
held in midtown Manhattan from March 5-8, drew more than 1500
students and faculty advisers from college radio stations across
Best Daily Newscast
Best Daily Sports Update
Best Public Service Announcement
Best Underwriting Campaign
Best Contest/Promotional Event
Best Event Promo
Best College Station at a university with an enrollment of fewer
than 10,000 students
The showing at the I.B.S. Conference extended a string of recent
honors for the station, which won the "Best College Station" award
outright in 2014, and also the prestigious Abraham & Borst
Award for the Best College Station in the Nation.
Chet LaPrice, operations manager of 90.5 WERG and Deb Carlson,
who worked at 90.5 WERG as a Gannon University student, presented
the panel discussions "Programming Your College Radio Station" and
"Station Underwriting." LaPrice also moderated the popular
"Management Bootcamp" seminar alongside I.B.S. chair Len
Mailloux of Simmons College. Eight current Gannon students traveled
to New York with LaPrice and Carlson.
"It's a continuing testament to the drive and ambition of our
students, who are creative writers, producers, and performers,"
LaPrice said. "The stage in New York City is The Stage-the one
where every creative person dreams of being recognized."