Nicolis Franz, Gannon's 90.5 WERG Radio Show Wins College Broadcasters, Inc. National Award
Gannon University’s student-operated radio station, 90.5 WERG, received a College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production Award for one of its featured talk shows, The V.I.P. on 90.5 WERG.
The show won second-place in the category of Best Regularly Scheduled Entertainment Program (Audio). More than 1,000 entries were received for the CBI National Student Production Awards, which were recently announced at the CBI 2019 Media Convention in St. Louis.
The V.I.P. on 90.5 WERG was originally produced by students Nicolis Franz and Amy Beknovich. Franz and student Lily Noble now host the show every Wednesday from 6 - 8 p.m. The show covers a variety of topics including music, gaming, television shows and movies.
“It is tremendously gratifying to see our creative students recognized on a national level for the content that they create on 90.5 WERG. They are amazing writers, producers, and performers, and the acknowledgment will enrich their resumes and portfolios as they move forward in their careers,” said Chet LaPrice, operations manager at 90.5 WERG.
Franz expressed his gratitude to be recognized with the award.
“This is meaningful to me…because it means what I'm creating is having an impact,” Franz said. “I've always lived on the philosophy of just making people happy. And for me personally, the best way I can do that is through the content and stories I create and share with the world. Knowing that my show is good enough to win a national award tells me that my efforts aren't for nothing; I'm having a positive impact on people through my work, and there's really no better feeling than that.”
For a full list of winners and nominees, click here