107.7 The Bronc has been nominated for a 2022 Marconi Radio Award from the National Association of Broadcasters. The prestigious awards are presented annually to recognize excellence in the industry nationwide.
Rider’s student-run radio station is one of five stations vying for the award for Best College Station of the Year. This year’s winners will be announced on October 19 in New York.
“107.7 The Bronc is honored to be recognized by our broadcast industry peers as one of the nation’s top college radio stations for the third year in a row,” said 107.7 The Bronc General Manager John Mozes. “I am especially proud of our students whose passion, enthusiasm and desire to learn is what drives them to such great heights. They compete with colleges and universities every year two, three and four times bigger than Rider University.
Rider offers a license program in radio and podcasting. Through The Bronc’s two radio stations – 107.7 The Bronc WRRC-FM and The Bronc Retro online only, students gain professional experience in radio programming and podcasting. The newly refurbished radio station has all new state-of-the-art digital audio production equipment.
107.7 Le Bronc consistently ranks among the best college resorts in the country. In 2015, The Princeton Review ranked The Bronc as the 15th best college radio station in the United States In 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Bronc was awarded “Best College Radio Station” by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association.
“To attend a university that has a radio station and to see that radio station impact not just on our campus but nationally is exceptional,” says junior Naa’san Carr, student program director for 107.7 The Bronc and 107.7 The Bronc Retro. “The Bronc’s third consecutive Marconi Award nomination highlights the passion of Rider’s students. This nomination means that all our hard work is always recognized.
The station is also a campus leader in hosting annual events and activities that go beyond the airwaves. These include Rider lore, such as Scream Screen, a drive-in movie and chest or treat experience, and the Eggscellent Egg Hunt, a classic large-scale egg hunt. Each year, the resort also creates an opportunity for a member of the promotion to win a new car through its Cruisin’ From Commencement contest.
Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel laureate Guglielmo Marconi, the Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding radio personalities to recognize excellence in radio.
107.7 The Bronc is currently raising funds to send students to the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2022 radio show in New York, where the winner of the Marconi Radio Award will be announced. To donate, please click here.