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WSOU Broadcasters Win Garden State Journalists Association Awards
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Clayton CollierTwo 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 Lehrer."

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.

For more information please contact:
Mark Maben
(973) 761-9546
Mark.Maben@shu.edu

 

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