April 28, 2022

By Alaina Uricheck ’24

Susquehanna University’s radio station WQSU recently won several awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

WQSU earned awards for:

  • Best On -Air Pledge Drive, Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.
  • Best Promotion Director for Andrea Repetz ’22 and Shannon Eaton ’22, Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems.
  • Outstanding Use of Digital Media, Thomas Garrity ’24 and Erin Geouque ’24, Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
  • Judge’s Merit Award for Home Assistant Promotion, Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

Since 2018, WQSU has won 16 Golden Microphone Awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. WQSU was the only college radio station in Pennsylvania to win an IBS award this year, general manager Dawn Benfer said.

“I am so pleased with the hard work our students put forth,” Benfer said. “Their enthusiasm and passion for broadcasting is contagious to not only me but our entire university community.”

WQSU is the state’s largest student run radio station under 10,000 students and is entirely student run. It is open to students of all majors and minors with opportunities to join the music, news, promotions, productions, sports and sales departments in addition to being an on-air DJ.