KU Radio Nominated in Seven Categories for National Broadcasting Conference

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University Radio (KUR) has received seven nominations in different categories for the 82nd Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference. This yearly conference bestows awards to colleges and universities to recognize exceptional programming and student radio stations on a national level.

Three out of the seven nominations resulted from one specific KUR broadcast, the Pridefest Recap Special, which was created by students Abigayle Regensburger and James Zipprodt. This special has been nominated for Best Campus/Community News, Best Community Outreach Event and Best Live Promotional Event.

In addition, students Noah Pegler and Josh Tuite have been nominated for Best Sports Play-by-Play, students Jared Yashura and Andrew Zammetti for Best Talk Program (Coffee Talk Morning Show), student Jenna Foley for Best Station Promo and student program director Nicholas Zearfoss has been nominated for Best Program Director.

KUR offers an array of different types of programming. During the daytime, listeners are likely to hear a pleasant blend of gratifying tunes from the 70s and 80s decades with a hint of some 60s style and today’s music. Student, faculty and KU's specialty shows are featured during the evenings that encompass a wide variety of styles from rock to rap to blues to talk programming. KUR's overnight broadcast features a smooth jazz-styled format.

Intercollegiate Broadcast System media award winners will be announced during the virtual event Saturday, March 5.

Revived in 2005 from the remnants WRKU, KU's longtime student radio station, KUR is staffed by more than 50 Kutztown University students. For schedules, shows and events, follow KUR1670 on Facebook and Instagram. To listen to KUR's award-wining content, tune in by searching Kutztown University Radio on Spotify, on the 1670 AM radio frequency or visit https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/kutztown-university-radio.html for more information.