Friday, Aug 6, 2021
Winners to be announced at Radio Show in Las Vegas
by Adam Grybowski
107.7 The Bronc WRRC-FM has been nominated for a 2021 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award, its second-consecutive nomination (awards were postponed in 2020 because of the pandemic). The awards represent a top recognition in the industry.
The non-commercial radio station, run exclusively by Rider students, is competing against four other stations to be named the best college radio station of the year. The winners will be announced Oct. 13 at the Marconi Reception, held during the 2021 Radio Show in Las Vegas.
"We are thrilled to be nominated for the second consecutive year,” says John Mozes, the station’s general manager. “We work very hard at The Bronc to provide our students with true, real-world engaged learning experiences, and I'm extremely happy that their hard work, dedication, passion and excellence is being recognized by the entire radio broadcasting community."
107.7 The Bronc WRRC is regularly recognized as one of the highest-ranking college radio stations in the state and the nation. In 2015, the Princeton Review ranked The Bronc as the 15th best college radio station in the U.S. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Bronc was awarded “Best College Radio Station” by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association.
In 2020, the radio station moved to a new location on campus, which coincided with the purchase of all new digital audio production equipment. The new studio location includes three multipurpose on-air studios and production rooms where students can produce professional shows, announcements, promos, sweeps, news and more.
In addition to its traditional offerings, The Bronc offers all of its weekend public service shows as podcasts, giving students — including those in Rider’s bachelor’s program in radio and podcasting — access to professional experience in multiple audio formats.
107.7 The Bronc is also a campus leader in hosting annual events and activities that go beyond the airwaves. These include Rider traditions, such as Scream Screen, a drive-in movie and trunk-or-treat experience, and the Eggscellent Egg Hunt, a classic egg hunt on a grand scale. Each year the station also creates an opportunity for one member of the graduating class to win a new car through its Cruisin’ From Commencement competition.
The National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards were established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi. These prestigious awards recognize stations and individuals for their excellence and performance in radio and television.
107.7 The Bronc is currently raising funds to send students to the National Association of Broadcasters' 2021 Radio Show in Las Vegas where the Marconi Radio Award winner will be announced. To donate, please visit rider.edu/WRRCtoVegas.