Kutztown University Radio Wins Gold at 85th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards

Students holding award, lined in two rows

(L to R): Back Row: Jacob Regensburger, Joshua Tuite, Jack Heym, Mitchell Smedley. Front Row: Sydney Waddell, Linda Zuniga, Abigayle Regensburger, Devon Koch. Not pictured: Kaylee Brulliea.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University Radio (KUR) has once again set a gold standard in collegiate broadcasting by securing a top award at the prestigious 85th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards in New York City this March.

Amidst fierce competition from student radio stations around the world, KUR triumphed by bringing home the coveted award for 'Best On-Air Pledge Drive,' with its innovative "1866 Minute Giving Challenge." The relentless energy and creativity of the students during the nearly 31-hour live broadcast caught the judges' attention and epitomized the station's commitment to excellence in student-led media.

The "1866 Minute Giving Challenge" involved a dynamic team of Kutztown University's finest: Jacob Regensburger, Mitchell Smedley, Jack Heym, Joshua Tuite, Devon Koch, Sydney Waddell, Abigayle Regensburger, Kaylee Brulliea and Linda Zuniga. This marathon event not only showcased the students' broadcasting prowess but also their dedication to engaging with the community and promoting philanthropy through innovative media outreach.

KUR received a total of seven nominations in various categories, reflecting the station's broad talent and diverse programming, which ranges from smooth pop and R&B to in-depth political news coverage and engaging talk shows. The station's other nominations included:

  • Best Promotions Director (Michael Adams).
  • Best On-Air Pledge Drive (Penn Environment Fundraiser).
  • Best Community Outreach Event (Pridefest Recap Special).
  • Best Political News (U.S. Vice President Harris visits RACC).
  • Best Show Poster.
  • Best Show Intro.

Founded in 2005, KUR has been the voice of Kutztown University students, offering an eclectic mix that caters to a wide audience. Staffed by more than 50 dedicated students, KUR has become a cornerstone of student life and a herald of the university's creative spirit. To experience KUR's award-winning content, visit KUR's website or follow KUR1670 on social media. Tune in to 1670 AM on campus, KU-TV Apogee channels 4.1 or 4.2, or simply dial 1-563-999-3101 from any phone. Archived podcasts of talk and music programming are available on Spotify and Mixcloud respectively.