February 02, 2022

Susquehanna University’s radio station WQSU The Pulse has been nominated for seven Golden Microphone Trophy Awards. The 82nd annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards will be announced in March.

WQSU’s nominations are:

  • Best College/University Radio Station under 10,000 students
  • Best Station Promotion for WQSYou video produced by students for College Radio Day
  • Best Sports Pre/Post Game for River Hawk Football
  • Best Underwriting Spot
  • Best Station Promotional Poster for WQSU Holiday Brawl
  • Best Community Outreach for WQSU Q-tips
  • Best On-Air Pledge Drive

Since 2018, WQSU has won 14 Golden Microphone Awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Susquehanna is nominated alongside many larger universities, including DePaul University, Indiana State University, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“I continue to be so impressed by the staff at WQSU,” said general manager Dawn Benfer. “Their commitment to excellence and passion for broadcasting has been recognized repeatedly by their peers and for that we can all be proud.”

Susquehanna University recently dedicated the WQSU studio in honor of Larry Augustine, professor emeritus of communications, in recognition of his more than 50 years of distinguished service to Susquehanna University. Augustine was a driving force behind the establishment of WQSU, which first broadcast on May 14, 1967. The station made major strides under his leadership, where he served as the general manager from its founding until his retirement in 2016.