On-Air Success

Fredonia Radio Systems Again Named ‘Best College Station In The Nation’

Happy staff from Fredonia Radio Systems celebrate its big win at the IBS conference. Submitted photo

Fredonia Radio Systems (FRS) at the State University of New York at Fredonia holds on to its title as “Best College Station in the Nation” for another year after being recognized at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s 78th annual conference in New York City over the weekend.

For the second year in a row, FRS, a student organization operating under WDVL-CL 89.5 and WCVF 88.9 FM, was awarded the Abraham and Borst Award as the “Best College Station in the Nation.” Additionally, the group took home the award for “Best College Radio Station (at a University under 10,000 Students).

General Manager Noah Maciejewski continued his streak for “Best On-Air Personality,” as well as Jaret Belschwinder for “Best Hockey Play by Play.” Other accolades included Maciejewski and Alex Behrens winning “Best Commercial/Promotional Video,” and Harper Horton being awarded “Best News Director.”

“It makes me incredibly proud as the leader of this organization to see all of our hard work getting recognition on a national level” said Mr. Maciejewski. “Seeing our entire organization and individuals succeed for yet another year gives me strong hope for the future of Fredonia Radio Systems. This year marks our 40th anniversary on the air, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate.”

He added that much of the station’s success stems from volunteer work. Every fall, FRS holds its annual event “Rockin’ the Commons,” benefiting the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. This past year, $2,600 was raised and donated to the cause. The staff’s dedication to bettering both the station and the community, he noted, contributes to its positive reputation.

Fredonia Radio Systems is unique in that unlike most college stations, it is primarily student run. Opportunities are available to work in management, business, promotion, sales, traffic, music, production, news, sports, community service and engineering. Its offices and studios are located in McEwen Hall.