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WSOU Sam Nakhoul Wins Speciality Music Director of the Year
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Samantha NakhoulSenior Samantha Nakhoul won the Specialty Music Director of the Year award for her work as promotions director and hosting of Campus Buzz in the annual CMJ (College Media Journal) awards.

Campus Buzz is a specialty show featuring mostly indie-rock, while WSOU is a heavy metal radio station, which is why she was nominated for this particular award.

Nakhoul has been working at the radio station since her freshman year and was assistant promotions director last year.

"I was in shock when I was nominated," Nakhoul said. "I really didn’t think I would even win."

She said she is happy to bring recognition to the already very talented and well-known WSOU station and is grateful that people in the industry, CMJ and peers voted for her.

WSOU General Manager Mark Maben said this award is what gives Seton Hall and WSOU national recognition and attracts students to the school.

"The more awards the station receives, the greater Seton Hall's visibility and the more students are attracted to the University," Maben said. "It's been that way now for generations and as long as we continue to adapt to the 21st century media environment, WSOU will remain one of the reasons high school graduates choose to attend Seton Hall."

He adds he and the entire station is very proud of Nakhoul.

"She works very hard on her specialty show, Campus Buzz, and it is wonderful that her dedication to indie music and radio has been recognized by others," Maben said.

The University is also proud to congratulate Maben himself, for winning the College Media Association's (CMA) Distinguished Advisor Award. The requirements for winning are to be a CMA member, to have advised in college student media for five or more years, to serve with distinguish in a particular area and to be an advisor at the time of the nomination.

"I was really surprised and humbled when I learned I was being given this award," Maben said. "Because it is peer-nominated, it is quite an honor to realize that my daily efforts have been recognized by my colleagues."

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