KUR wins Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Award
March 18, 2013
KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University Radio (KUR) took home the gold at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Radio Awards on March 2, 2013.
Michael Regensburger, campus radio manager, received "Best News Interview" for his interview with Sister Simone Campbell; Haley Bianco, KU sophomore, was a finalist for the "Best Newscast" award; and KUR was a finalist in the "Best College/University Station with 10,000+ enrollment" and "Best College Radio Station in the USA" categories.
The competition was fierce - IBS is one of the premiere college radio consortiums in the country, with a membership of more than 800 college and school radio stations.
"These awards recognize our excellence," Regensburger said. "KUR earned these accolades for its exceptional content. We constantly strive to provide incomparable programming for the regional community and I am honored to receive these acknowledgements of our hard work."
The segment Regensburger won "Best News Interview" for was a coup - Campbell, a nun and member of the Catholic social justice group NETWORK, was a celebrity at the time, who had just given a memorable speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Regensburger was able to secure an interview with her just one week before the 2012 Presidential election.
"My goals are to keep expanding the programs offered by the station and continue to provide exceptional content," he said. "In the future, a stronger over-the-air signal will help us accomplish these goals and reach a wider audience."
Last year, KUR won the Gold Microphone Award for excellence in broadcasting from IBS, and in recent years they have received recognition from former state senator Michael O'Pake and the Philadelphia A.I.R. Awards.
Listeners can access KUR by clicking the "Listen Live" link on their website at http://www.kutztown.edu/KUR, downloading the TuneIn app for Smartphones and searching for KUR, calling (610) 465-7860, tuning in on campus at 88.3 FM or 1670 AM, or tuning in to the KU Information Channel (Service Electric channels 24 and 99 on campus, channel 24 throughout eastern Berks County, channel 266 in the Lehigh Valley and channel 28 on Kutztown's Hometown Utilicom service).