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Spirit of College Radio Awards Announced

2022 recipients include STUD Radio in Ukraine

The organizers of the annual World College Radio Day have announced their 2022 Spirit of College Radio Awards winners.

The Spirit of College Radio Awards are presented by the College Radio Foundation in recognition of college radio stations’ efforts on World College Radio Day, which took place Oct. 7.

The awards are part of an effort “to shine a spotlight on college radio stations that not only go above and beyond to celebrate the annual WCRD event but also embody the passion and mission of college radio,” said the College Radio Foundation in a press release.

“This year our theme for the day was Voices for Peace and many stations did 24 hours of extraordinary events and programming,” said Rob Quicke, founder of College Radio Day.

Out of the hundreds of stations that participated in October, only ten stations were chosen by World College Radio Day organizers. This year, the following college radio stations were selected to be recognized, along with special recognition for one station in Ukraine:

Aggie Radio — Utah State University (USA)
Estación V — Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana – Bucaramanga (Colombia)
RADIO-E — Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Sun4U Radio — Sunway University College (Malaysia)
The Wolf Internet Radio — University of West Georgia (USA)
UP FM — University of Patras (Greece)
89.1 WFDU-HD3 — Fairleigh Dickinson University (USA)
WIUP — Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA)
WMCO — Muskingum University (USA)
WPTS — University of Pittsburgh (USA)

Special Recognition: STUD Radio (Ukraine)

“It was also remarkable that the students at STUD Radio in Ukraine were able to put together a very moving one-hour program for our global marathon, despite the country being in a state of war,” said Quicke in the release. “We want to honor their work by giving them special recognition in this year’s awards.”

[Related: “College Radio Is Not a Right, It’s a Privilege“]