WSOU News Director Bob Towey earned four awards from the Garden State Journalists Association's 73rd Annual Memorial Journalism Awards competition.
Seton Hall University students earned six awards for their on-air work at WSOU-FM from the Garden State Journalists Association's 73rd Annual Memorial Journalism Awards competition. For the first time in the station's history, WSOU swept two awards categories – Radio General News and Radio Sports.
The Garden State Journalists Association's yearly contest celebrates the best work by the media and public relations professionals who cover New Jersey. The competition is open to commercial and noncommercial media, as well as for-profit and non-profit public relations activities. In all, there are 38 award categories.
The winners from WSOU are:
Radio General News
- 1st Place, Bob Towey, "Newscast - 3/12/19"
- 2nd Place, Bob Towey, "Newscast - 5/16/19"
(no third place was awarded for 2020)
- 1st Place, Bob Towey, "Play-by-Play: Seton Hall Men's Basketball vs. Florida"
- 2nd Place, Wilnir Louis, "Seton Hall Takes on Rutgers for the Garden State Hardwood Classic"
- 3rd Place, Jose Feliciano, "Play-by-Play: Seton Hall Men's Basketball vs. St. John's"
- 2nd Place, Bob Towey, "Dolores Huerta: Inspiring the Next Generation of Social Justice Activists"
The complete list of 2020 winners can be found here.
"WSOU's focus on skill building and striving for personal best means our students' work often meets or exceeds professional standards," said WSOU general Manager Mark Maben. "We fully embrace our mission to train the next generation of broadcast journalists and sportscasters. These awards are a recognition of that effort. I am proud that the quality of Bob, Jose and Wilnir's work has been acknowledged by the Garden State Journalists Association."
WSOU 89.5 FM, which began broadcasting in 1948, is the student-run radio station of Seton Hall University housed in the College of Communication and the Arts. 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. WSOU was the 2016 winner of the National Broadcasters Association's Marconi Award for Noncommercial Station of the Year and a 2019 nominee for the Marconi Award for Best College Radio Station. More information about the station can be found online on their website and facebook.
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