Friday, Jan 14, 2022
The Bronc, The Bronc Retro recognized for outstanding programming
by Rachel Stengel '14, '20
Rider's student-run radio stations, 107.7 The Bronc and 107.7 The Bronc Retro, were nominated for six Intercollegiate Broadcast System Media Awards. The awards recognize outstanding programming from college and university radio stations throughout the U.S.
- Best use of social media: Kayla May, senior marketing major and social media director for 107.7 The Bronc
- Best sports update: The Overtime on 107.7 The Bronc Retro, hosted by Sean Harrington, senior sports media major
- Best station ID: Dessert Wars: Flour Power, created by Tiffani Britton, senior dance and film and television major
- Best promo series: The Scream Screen Blood Drive, created by Britton
- Best giveaway: Cruisin' From Commencement, produced by the full staff of 107.7 The Bronc
- Best contest/promotion: The Return of Scream Screen, produced by the full staff of 107.7 The Bronc
"Only about 10% of college radio stations were nominated for the awards so it is an incredible recognition," says John Mozes, stations' general manager. "I am so proud of the entire staff at The Bronc. The students are unbelievably talented and dedicated to their craft. These nominations also mark the first one of our newest, online-only station, 107.7 The Bronc Retro.
107.7 The Bronc is regularly recognized as one of the highest-ranking college radio stations in the state and the nation. In 2019 and 2021, the station was nominated for a 2019 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for College Radio Station of the Year, a top recognition in the industry. 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.
The radio station hosts a number of highly anticipated campus traditions, including Scream Screen, a drive-in movie and trunk-or-treat experience, the Eggscellent Egg Hunt, a classic egg hunt on a grand scale, and Cruisin’ From Commencement, which allows one member of the graduating class to win a new car.
To support its record of high-quality programming, the station moved to a new location on campus in 2020, 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.
Intercollegiate Broadcast System Media Awards winners will be announced at the 82nd Annual IBS Conference on March 5.