Radio DePaul Named Best College Radio Station in the Nation by IBS

Student-run Radio DePaul won nine awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), including the Abraham & Borst Award for Best College Station in the Nation.

The awards were announced at an IBS conference held March 5-7 in New York. A panel of professional broadcasters rated Radio DePaul as the best college radio station in the nation based on criteria such as quality of programming, service to the community, overall sound of the station and station management and operation, said Len Mailloux, board chairman of IBS, which has more than 1,000 member stations.

“We are humbled and thrilled to be honored by IBS as the Best College Station in the Nation,” said Scott Vyverman, who has served as Radio DePaul faculty manager since fall 2001. “The College of Communication and I are very proud of the work of our students.”

Other awards that Radio DePaul received at the IBS conference include:
  • Best Station Promo: Rockband Giveaway; Best Event Promo: Blue Madness; and Most Creative Show: “The Midnight Rider,” all by Nick Freeman
  • Most Innovative Show: “Days of Wonder” with Shan Kahn and Ben Gappa
  • Best Community News and Best Spot News: Charles Haines and Lars Weborg (Olympics Announcement Coverage)
  • Best Sports Update: Lars Weborg
  • Best Newscast: Erin Osmon, Jason Shough and Lars Weborg
Available globally via the Internet (radio.depaul.edu) and iTunes radio, the 25-year-old Radio DePaul beefed up its programming in fall 2009 to become a full-service station while maintaining its music roots. The station now includes talk shows, author interviews and news as well as sports reports and live play-by-play of DePaul athletic games.

The latest awards bring Radio DePaul up to 16 national nominations and 10 national wins in the last five years. The station also received an award for community service from DePaul’s Student Affairs organization two years ago.​