KUR Wins Best On-Air Pledge Drive at 2023 Annual Broadcasting Awards

Students holding awards.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University Radio (KUR) won Best On-Air Pledge Drive at the 83rd Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference that took place Feb. 24-25, in New York City. KUR was nominated for seven awards in different categories for the second consecutive year. The conference awards colleges and universities for exceptional programming and student radio stations on the national level.

Student and vice president of KUR, Abby Regensburger, won the Best On-Air Pledge Drive Award for her Planned Parenthood fundraiser broadcast. Students and all KUR nominees (James Zipprodt, Linda Zuniga, Brandon Carnegie, Mitchell Smedley, Jack Heym, Kaylee Brulliea, Jake McDaniel and Aliza Leibowitz) were direct runner-ups for their nomination categories. Those included Best Specialty Show (non-music), Best Community Outreach Event, Best Spot News Interview, Best Sports Talk Program and Best Program Director.

KUR offers an array of different types of programming. During the daytime, listeners are likely to hear a laid-back vibe of smooth pop, R&B and jazz vocals and light alternative. Student, faculty and KU's specialty shows are featured during the afternoons and evenings that encompass a wide variety of styles from rock to rap to blues to talk programming.

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, go to the station’s website at https://www.kutztown.edu/KUR or follow KUR1670 on Facebook and Instagram. To listen to KUR's award-wining content, click the Listen Live link of the station website or download and use an app like TuneIn or Radio Garden and search for Kutztown. Listeners on or near campus can also hear KUR’s live broadcast by tuning to 1670 AM or KU-TV Apogee channel 4.1 or 4.2. Non-smartphone users can hear KUR any phone, cell or landline, simply by dialing 1-(563)-999-3101. To hear archived podcasts of KUR talk programming, search Kutztown University Radio on Spotify. To hear archived podcasts of KUR music programming, search Kutztown University Radio on Mixcloud.