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WPPJ Earns Top Honors at College Radio Awards

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Point Park University's student-run radio station, WPPJ, earned top honors at the 74th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference and College Radio Awards, held in March in New York City.

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Eight students and David Fabilli, professor of broadcasting and faculty adviser, attended the awards presentation. The winning entries include:

  • First place: "Best Public Service Announcement" for the Early Learning Institute, senior broadcasting reporting major Sara Daversa (writer/producer), senior broadcasting reporting major Mary Jo Maloney (voice over) and junior mass communication major Ali Soukovich (voice over);
  • First place: "Best Specialty Music Program," The Porch Swing, senior broadcasting reporting major Jenni Bloodworth (producer/host).
  • Category finalist: "Best Sports Update," senior broadcasting reporting major Chris Hoffman (producer/host); and
  • Category finalist: "Best Show Promo," Jenni Bloodworth (producer)

During the trip, the aspiring broadcasters got a behind-the-scenes tour of NY1: News, public radio stations WNYC, WQXR and the Paley Center for Media.

IBS is a national college radio station organization made up of more than 1,000 college radio stations from across the United States.

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