WSOU Broadcasters Win Garden State Journalists Association Awards
Two WSOU broadcasters have won 2014 Garden State Journalists
Association Awards, with a third receiving an honorable mention from the
professional journalists' organization. Clayton Collier, class of
2016, was awarded 1st Place in the Sports Radio category for his "Seton
Hall Men’s Basketball Intro" broadcast. Brother Greg Cellini, class of
1985, was awarded 3rd Place in the Talk Radio category for his "Thank
God for Monday" broadcast with guest Tama Kieves. Receiving Honorable
Mention in the Broadcast Radio General News category was Victoria
Haffner, class of 2013, for her "Artists’ Rights around the World"
report, which explored the challenges musicians face as the music
business continues to globalize.
"Our students compete head-to-head with professional broadcasters
when they submit material to the GSJAA," said WSOU general manager Mark
Maben. "I am always humbled when I see WSOU being honored alongside
stations like WNYC, WCBS and WGHT as well as broadcasters such as Brian
The awards will be handed out at the GSJAA's 67th Annual Memorial
Awards Dinner at The Chart House in Weehawken, N.J. on Thurs., May 22.
The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Llorente of Fox News Latino.
The GSJAA honors continue a string of recent recognition for WSOU.
This past October, the College Media Association gave general manager
Mark Maben its Distinguished Advisor Award, and student Samantha Nakhoul
earned Specialty Music Director of the Year honors from CMJ. Victoria
Haffner was recognized with a 2013 Clarion Award for her news reporting,
and WSOU was named a Top 20 campus radio station by the Princeton
Review, among other awards and honors.
WSOU 89.5 FM, which began broadcasting in 1948, is the student-run
radio station of Seton Hall University. Celebrated for its loud rock
format and coverage of Seton Hall athletics, WSOU’s signal reaches all
five boroughs of New York City and much of northern and central New
Jersey and is available on iHeartRadio.
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