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Susquehanna’s WQSU-FM Earns Associated Press Honor

April 7, 2009

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna University’s WQSU–FM took second-place honors at the 2008 Pennsylvania AP news awards, presented at the organization’s April 4 banquet at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey in Grantville, Pa.

WQSU earned second place in the Radio C (small market) Sports Play-by-Play category for its broadcast of a Susquehanna football game at Hobart College on Sept. 27, 2008.
Venerable play-by-play announcer Jack Burns, who recently completed his 20th season as the “Voice of the Crusaders,” was joined by Susquehanna’s first-year Director of Athletics Communications Bob Healy as the on-air tandem for the winning broadcast. Healy provided color commentary. Susquehanna students Shannon Pacious ’09 and Eric Burkhard ’10 acted as studio host and engineer, respectively.

Entries were judged by the Michigan AP Broadcasters Association.

The Pennsylvania AP news awards recognize outstanding broadcast journalism efforts by AP-member radio and television stations, cable television and networks in Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers.

Contact: Karen Jones


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