Foothill College radio station KFJC 89.7 FM has just recognized as the "Best Community College Radio Station" in the United States at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Student Radio Awards in New York City on March 3, 2012.
Additionally, the station was awarded first place in the "Best Fundraising/Underwriting Campaign" category for its innovative fundraiser production work.
KFJC also picked up trophies at IBS for being a finalist in several other categories including: "Best Public Affairs Program," "Best Station/Promotional Event," and "Best Fundraising/Underwriting Campaign" for another fundraiser spot produced by KFJC students and volunteers.
KFJC, which was competing for all awards in a field of mostly 4-year colleges and universities, was also a finalist for IBS’ Abraham & Borst Award for Best Overall Radio Station in the Nation.
IBS has been in existence for 72 years and represents more than 1,000 student radio stations and webcasters across the United States. The IBS 2012 Student Radio Awards were presented at the 72nd annual IBS Conference.
KFJC's award-winning entries are indicative of the hard work and creativity of its all-volunteer and student staff. A special edition of KFJC's public affairs show "Thoughtline" was a finalist in the "Best Public Affairs Program" category and a spot promoting the KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival was a finalist in the "Best Station/Promotional Event" category. "Thoughtline" airs weekly and the Psychotronix Film Festival occurs numerous times throughout the year.
Another special edition of "Thoughtline," featuring a variety of stories produced by KFJC students and volunteers, will air on Monday, March 26, 2012 from 6 to 7pm. KFJC's Psychotronix Film Festival, featuring vintage 16mm films, including cartoons, commercials, short subjects and instructional films, will take place on Saturday, March 17 at Foothill College in Room 5015 from 7pm to 11pm.
IBS Award Winners from KFJC:
1st place winner: Best Community College Radio Station
1st place winner: Best Fundraising/Underwriting Campaign
FINALIST: Best Fundraising/Underwriting Campaign
FINALIST: Best Public Affairs Program: "Thoughtline" 12/26/11
FINALIST: Best Station/Promotional Event: KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival
FINALIST: Abraham & Borst Award for Best Overall Radio Station in the Nation