107.7 The Bronc receives second consecutive nomination for Best College Radio Station
107.7 The Bronc WRRC-FM has been nominated for a 2021 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award, its second consecutive nomination (the awards have been postponed to 2020 due to the pandemic). The awards represent leading recognition in the industry.
The non-commercial radio station, run exclusively by Rider students, is competing with four other stations to be named best college radio of the year. The winners will be announced on October 13 at the Marconi Reception, held on the 2021 Radio Show in Las Vegas.
âWe are delighted to be nominated for the second year in a row,â said John Mozes, general manager of the station. âWe work very hard at The Bronc to provide our students with genuine, engaged, real-world learning experiences, and I am happy that their hard work, dedication, passion and excellence are recognized by the entire community of. broadcasting. “
107.7 The Bronc WRRC is consistently recognized as one of the top ranked university radio stations in the state and nation. 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 received the award for “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 features three versatile on-air studios and production rooms where students can produce professional shows, announcements, promotions, scans, news and more.
In addition to its traditional offerings, The Bronc offers all of its weekend public service shows in podcast form, giving students – including those in the Rider License Program in Radio and Podcasting – access to work experience in several audio formats.
107.7 The Bronc is also a campus leader in organizing annual events and activities that go beyond the airwaves. These include Rider lore, such as Scream Screen, a drive-thru movie and chest or treat experience, and the Eggscellent Egg Hunt, a classic full-scale egg hunt. Each year, the resort also creates an opportunity for a member of the class to win a new car as part of their Cruisin ‘From Commencement contest.
The National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards was established in 1989 and is named after the inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi. These prestigious awards recognize stations and individuals for their excellence and performance on radio and television.