Brave New Radio of WPU has been chosen by MTV to be one of 10 college radio finalists in the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards. The winner will be announced on March 16 during the tenth annual mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas during the mtvU Woodie Awards Festival.
In an online contest, listeners from the around the world can vote on their favorite college radio station as many times as they choose until March 6. The members of the station are promoting the BNR name all over the state of New Jersey through the use of flying banners in local towns, social media campaigns and flyer distribution all over campus.
“It means a lot to us, as this award is very competitive and highly regarded.” states Robert Quicke, general manager of Brave New Radio. “To be in the final 10 is an achievement.”
The station could not be more ecstatic with the recognition they have achieved and the work all the members of the station have put in thus far.
According to Quicke, if the station wins, it would firmly make WPSC one of the best college radio stations in the country and would cement our growing reputation as a station that is very passionate about producing the best radio station we can.
“The competition is equal and we've put together a big game plan,” states Michael Ortiz, Program Director for Brave New Radio. “It feels like it's going to be an awesome year.”
Other schools in the competition include KALX (University of California, Berkeley), KTSW (Texas State University,), WCRD (Ball State University, Indiana), WEIU (Eastern Illinois University), WESS (East Stroudsburg University, PA) WIUX (Indiana University) WPGU (University of Illinois), WBTU (Boston University) and WUSC (University of South Carolina).
“We want this for not only Willy P, but we want this [award] for Jersey!” states Ortiz. “We want to say, 'Hey Jersey, we won this award from MTV!”
No New Jersey college has yet to win this award, and the only two NJ schools to be nominated were Rutgers and Setton Hall in 2013.
Not only will this award be for the state of New Jersey, but BNR hopes that students on campus get more involved themselves in light of the contest.
“Ironically,” Quicke states, “Our biggest battle is still getting as many Willy P students as we can to know about us and tune in. We are a great station that deserves support and participation of all our students.”
Voters can click the link; http://www.mtv.com/ontv/woodieawards/2014/college-radio-woodie/ , to cast their ballet.