Oregon State University's KBVR FM Wins National Award
KBVR FM recognized by Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for Best College Radio Station at a university with over 10K students
The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awarded KBVR FM as the winner for Best College Radio Station at a university with more than 10,000 students. The station was one of three in the country, and the only west coast station, to be nominated for this category.
The following KBVR FM programs and staff also won top honors from IBS:
Best Play-By-Play Football Broadcast: Matt Walton and Josh Worden
Most Innovative Radio Program: Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar (Inspiration Dissemination)
Best Production Director: Megan Cummings
Best Promotions Director: Matt Walton
The IBS also named KBVR FM as a finalist for Best Overall Station for schools of all sizes. The following KBVR FM staff also were named as finalists in other categories:
Best Community News Coverage: Jodie Davaz
Best Program Director: Marissa Solini
Best Engineer: Jack Kemp (professional staff)
IBS, an educational association comprising more than a thousand high school and college broadcast stations and webcasters, announced the winners at their 74th Annual IBS New York City Conference. The conference was attended by KBVR FM Station Manager Jodie Davaz, KBVR FM Promotions Director Matt Walton, and broadcasting advisor Bill Gross.
“I am honored and humbled by receiving these awards,” said Matt Walton, KBVR FM Promotions Director and winner of Best Promotions Director and co-winner of Best Play-By-Play Football. “Josh Worden is a rising star and I am so thankful to be able to work with him. The awards for best station are especially amazing, as they reflect the hard work that every KBVR DJ puts in every day.”
“I'm very proud and thankful for winning this award; it's certainly something I'll brag about on my resumé. It's a fantastic highlight to my young broadcasting career,” said Josh Worden, co-winner of Best Play-By-Play Football Broadcast.
“It is exciting to be acknowledged for my efforts and the role they can play in the growth of KBVR FM as a station,” said Megan Cummings, KBVR FM Production Director and winner of Best Production Director.
“Joey and I are honored to receive this award,” said Zhian Kamvar, 'Inspiration Dissemination' co-host and PhD student. “We want to thank all the guests we have featured for being as passionate as we are about science communication. They are the real inspiration.”
“We are honored and appreciate the recognition,” said Joey Hulbert, 'Inspiration Dissemination' co-host and MS student. “Zhian and I are passionate about science communication and we are grateful that the awards panel values what we have created.”
“I'm honored to be counted in with this talented group of people and I look forward to KBVR FM's continued success,” said Jodie Davaz, KBVR Station Manager and finalist for Best Community News Coverage.
KBVR FM broadcasts 24/7 on 88.7 FM from the campus of Oregon State University. The station is student-managed and is programmed by over 100 student volunteer DJs. Programming includes live music, local news, sports and talk radio shows.
For additional details, contact Jodie Davaz, KBVR FM Station Manager
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