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Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Finalists Announced

Bloomington, Ind.- Yesterday, the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) announced their 2016 awards finalists. Those chosen as finalists were among the top ten percent of all submissions received to the IBS. WIUX DJs and reporters submitted a variety of pieces, including news features and liner IDs.

WIUX received nominations in the following categories: Best News Feature (Brenden Spangler, “Islamaphobia”), Best Promo Series (Sarah Thompson, Sam Velazquez, Michael Henderson and Anne Broach), Best Speciality Music Show (Jack Garrison, “Off The Record”), Best Fundraising/Underwriting Campaign (Eikhmal Syafiq, “Culture Shock”), Best Public Service Promo (Sam Rumpza and Ben Wittenstein, “Depression Awareness”), Best Station ID (Collin Thomas, “Alabama Shakes ID”), and Best Sports Play-by-Play (Sam Rumpza, Ben Wittenstein, Cole Dunbar & Sean Nash “Little 500”).

Additionally, WIUX was named a finalist for Best Website and Best College Station.

The IBS Award winners will be announced at the Annual IBS International Conference in New York City, which takes place March 4-6, 2016.

For more information on IBS awards and nominations, contact WIUX Station Manager Sarah Thompson at or WIUX General Manager Sam Velazquez at To request an interview, contact WIUX Public Relations Director Annie Skertic at


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