by Nikole Gianopoulos

The WOLF Internet Radio won a golden microphone award for the best use of social media at the 2015 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Golden and Silver Microphone Awards of Excellence in radio, television, and webcasting. The station was a finalist in the following categories: best promo series, best celebrity/artist interview, best blog, best use of social media, and best online college station.

Tom Gibson, IBS executive vice president for engineering, IBS board member
Tom Gibson, IBS executive vice president for engineering, IBS board member

The 75th Annual IBS International Conference took place in New York City on March 6-8, 2015, and the awards ceremony took place on Saturday, March 7, in the afternoon. All winners were revealed at the ceremony. The conference allowed students an opportunity to show off their accomplishments, awards and skills and learn from others in the field, including industry professionals, faculty, staff, and student managers.

The golden microphone award is the most distinguished award offered and is only granted to the top station within each designated category. There was a total of 44 golden microphone awards given that evening. Details for the 2015-2016 awards will be posted in April.

“I'm just happy that the social media department can help The WOLF in anyway possible become more recognized and more of a standout group at UWG,” added Kayla, who says that this award solidified her career path in a pursuing a job in the world of social media.

IBS received four times the number of entries from last year, making the competition even stiffer this year. Due to The WOLF’s dedicated and hard-working staff, they were among the top 10 percent of all submissions received in addition to winning the the most prized award.

Other winners at this years conference were WONC: Cora Georgiou - best newscast, WRHU: Rich Dekorte for Dave Finn Golf Fan - best news feature story, and KCR: Quinn Owen - best campus news. A complete list of finalists and winners can be found here.

“Words pale in comparison to the epic pride I feel toward all of the students at The WOLF,” Operations Manager Shawn Isaacs concluded. “They sink all they can into this station, and it feels good to see us get recognized.”

Posted on March 25, 2015