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WHPC Honored as Best College Radio Station

Nassau Community College-based radio station also feted with six other awards

A college radio station has been honored with a cluster of broadcast awards including Best Overall College Radio Station of the year.

WHPC, Nassau Community College, Shawn Novatt, Dr. Jermaine F. Williams
WHPC Station Director Shawn Novatt (center, in suit) with Nassau Community College President Dr. Jermaine F. Williams (third from left) and WHPC students and volunteers in 2019.

WHPC(FM), based at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y., won the Best Overall College Radio Station Award as well as six other honors from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), an organization with a membership of more than 1,000 nonprofit, education-affiliated radio stations and webcasters. Founded in 1940, IBS helps establish and operate noncommercial radio and webcast operations. The Abraham & Borst Best Overall College Radio Award is named for George Abraham and David W. Borst, the founders of IBS.

WHPC, Nassau Community CollegeIn all, WHPC 90.3 won seven national honors including the Best Morning Show for “The Nassau Morning Madhouse,” Best Station ID, Best Underwriting Announcement, Best Use of Social Media and Best College Radio Station Advisor.

“I could not be prouder of the work being done by the volunteers and staff here at WHPC, especially over the last year,” said Shawn Novatt, WHPC station director. “Even with the pandemic forcing all of us to broadcast remotely, we continued to thrive and provide our audience with the information and entertainment they expect from us.”

Nassau Community College’s radio station is home to approximately 120 volunteers, most of whom are NCC students. Its programming includes sports, entertainment and informational shows, including a variety of music shows. The station can be heard streaming on TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Streema, as well as on Amazon Alexa Google Home devices.

Intercollegiate Broadcasting Service, IBS“WHPC has once again proven their excellence in broadcasting a diverse and entertaining variety of programs that serve the listeners in the community,” said Dr. Janet Caruso, associate vice president of Workforce Development, Lifelong Learning and Weekend College at Nassau Community College. “In addition to being an excellent source of entertainment, the knowledge and learning experience the radio station bestows among our students interested in the field provides them with a solid foundation for their future in the broadcasting industry.”

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