By Jonah Alemany, Currier Times Correspondent
WMLN, 91.5 FM, Curry’s college radio station, has taken first place in a prestigious category in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) 2020-2021 National Awards Conference. In the Production category, senior Communication Major Alex Fanikos, took home first place for his sweeper piece titled “Left of the Dial,” Director of the radio program at Curry, Ken Carberry, said in a statement given to Curry College.
The station was a finalist in another category, “Best Show Promo,” for the “Rock Bottom” Sports segment, produced by Fanikos and fellow WMLN student, Dominic Manna.
“To be recognized nationally among hundreds of schools as a finalist and winner in the IBS college awards program is a true testament to the level of talent and skill of our radio students,” Carberry said in the statement.
Winning this award not only showcases the amazing accomplishments that can be achieved at Curry, it also is a testament to the ingenuity of WMLN students.
“All I’ve wanted to do is make the production department the best we could,” Fanikos told The Currier Times. “I feel like winning this award shows we are moving in that direction. I’m proud of what we’ve done so far.”
Curry’s radio major began in 1932, and is the oldest radio major in the country.