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WRUV named best college radio station (of course)

July 30, 2014
Seven Days today named WRUV the area's best college radio station

Seven Days today named WRUV the area’s best college radio station

Sure, you’ve always suspected that WRUV was the best radio station around. But now it’s official.

Local alt-weekly Seven Days today announced the winners of the 2014 Seven Daysies awards—essentially the readers-choice awards for the Northeastern Vermont set. WRUV came out on top, being named top college radio station.

In giving the award, the editors write on their website: “Few commercial stations have the staying power of the University of Vermont’s WRUV. With both students and community-member adults at the mike, the station has been pumping out eclectic programming since 1955.”

WRUV, the radio voice of the University of Vermont, is a non-profit, non-commercial station made up of UVM students, staff and community members. The station made its official broadcast debut from its studios in the a campus barn in January 1955.

The station follows a rule of originality: Programming for each show is chosen by a show’s DJ—and WRUV has more than 100 DJs playing at any one time in 84 different shows. The material broadcast by on 90.1 FM or streamed on WRUV.org is unique.

Other finalists in the college radio were WGDR 91.1 FM of Goddard College, WJSC 90.7 FM of Johnson State College, WRMC 91.1 FM of Middlebury College Radio and WWPV “The Mike” 88.7 FM of Saint Michael’s College.

 

 

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