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WMTN radio station nominated for 15 awards in national convention

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 3:18 pm

WMTN radio station, 103.1, the “Voice of the mountain” at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, scored another major set of national radio nominations this past week.

Since its establishment in 1940 the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System has been a driving educational force in high school and college broadcasting. In addition to the educational component to society, they also recognize excellence in radio broadcasting at the yearly national convention, this year held in New York City on March 1 and 2.

Several of the DJ’s and faculty sponsor J.R. Ankney will be attending the conference and presenting an interest session titled: Reviving the Airwaves: A High School Radio Station’s Renaissance. The talk will focus on the process of growth, imagination, and hard work necessary to create award winning radio in a small town, and at a small, independent day and boarding school in the mountains of Tennessee.

WMTN radio was nominated for 15 awards in a wide variety of categories. Nominations include:

Best Radio Drama for “The Lodger.”

Best Documentary for “Salute to Veterans Day.”

Best Public-Affairs Program for “The Nashville Shooting.”

Best Morning Show to “Angels of the Morning.”

Best Foreign Language Program for “Explorando Nuestra Herencia Espana-Parte 1.”

Best Spot News Interview for “Sun & Moon interview Dagwood from The BUZZ.”

Best Show Promotional Poster for “Sun and Moon Show.”

Best Website for “www.sasradio.org.”

Best Podcast for “Sun & Moon-episode 2.”

Best Station or Event Promo for “WMTN Sung Jingle!”

Best Show Promo for “Deep Cuts Jazz.”

Best Public Service Announcement for “Vaping ISN’T Cool.”

Best Use of Sound Effects for “Little Heathen OVOX.”

Best Liner/Sweeper for “The Youngest DJ on the Mountain!”

Best Station ID for “Sung WMTN Station ID.”

In addition to the impressive number of nominations received by St. Andrew’s-Sewanee school and WMTN, it is important to note that “SAS” Disc Jockeys were competing against significantly larger schools, some with student populations as vast as 4,000! Earlier this year WMTN students received several nominations and secured two wins from the John Drury High School Radio Awards Competition hosted by WONC radio and North Central College in Illinois.

WMTN radio has been broadcasting great music and serving up great programming since 2004. We now offer twenty-four-hour programming, with a wide range of programs and music styles available. For more information go to WMTN Contact: jankney@sasweb.org, wmtn@sasradio.org.