From March 11-13, WSPC Radio participated in the 71st Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Radio and Webcasting Conference in New York City. On Saturday, March 12, the "Academy Awards"of college radio were presented with WSPC Radio capturing two coveted trophies: one for Best Campus News Coverage to Johnette Figueroa and Rozlyn Smith and another for Best Talk Program to Stephanie Danis and Sushanta Mozumder. WSPC Radio was nominated as a finalist in three other categories: Most Creative Show, Best Station Contest/Promotional Event and Best Podcast. Certificates were awarded for each. In addition, WSPC Radio was presented with the highest award for Station Operations, The Platinum Mic Award. In all, there were 29 award categories from hundreds of submissions from the more than one thousand college and university IBS member stations from coast-to-coast.
WSPC Radio-TV General Manager and Adjunct Professor of Communications Joe Lamachia accompanied student staff members and also was invited by IBS Chairman Len Mailloux of Simmons College in Boston to be a moderator for panels on "Writing," "Commercials and Advertising," "Jazz Programming," "An Audience with the Pros: On-Air Personalities," "Faculty Advisors and General Managers" and "Playing the Voice-Over Game."
The WSPC radio team’s dedication and professionalism paid off against some very stiff competition such as DePaul University, Point Park University, SUNY Fredonia and Stony Brook, William Paterson University, Goshen College, Central Methodist University, Mt. San Antonio College, Middle Tennessee State University, Simmons College and many more.
Photo (Left to Right) Garvey Potter, Francisco DeJesus, Jesse Reo, Roz Smith, Jay Figueroa, Chris Kenner, Sushanta Mozumder