Susquehanna University’s WQSU-FM Earns Associated Press Award
Published on May 10, 2012
Susquehanna University’s student radio station, WQSU-FM, took home a first-place award in the 2011 Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters Association news awards contest. This marks the fourth consecutive year, and the seventh time in eight years, that WQSU has taken Associated Press honors.
WQSU won the Sports Play-by-Play category among small-market radio stations for its broadcast of Susquehanna University's final home men's basketball game of the 2010–11 season, with the Crusaders looking to go out on a winning note against Moravian College on Feb. 12, 2011.
“This entry shows great enthusiasm, energy and authority, which all make the coverage engaging for the listener,” AP judges said.
Jack Burns, the “Voice of the Crusaders” for more than two decades and a Susquehanna University Sports Hall of Fame member, provided play-by-play commentary. Andy Pogar, a current senior majoring in communications with an emphasis in broadcasting, served as color analyst. Engineers were Andrew Turner, now a Susquehanna junior, and then-senior Parker Weston, both also majoring in communications with an emphasis in broadcasting.
The Pennsylvania AP news awards recognize outstanding broadcast journalism efforts by AP-member radio and television stations, cable television and networks in Pennsylvania. The awards were presented April 14 in Harrisburg.
Karen M. Jones