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WRSU named finalist for seven Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards

WRSU News reporter Caleb Kuberiet talks with former Scarlet Knight and NFL quarterback Ray Lucas at the Rutgers Athletics Opioid Town Hall. Caleb’s coverage was nominated for a 2020 IBS award in the Best News Feature Story category.

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System has named WRSU a finalist in seven categories for its annual awards, to be given out this March at its nationwide conference in New York City.

The WRSU News Department was honored in three categories. Caleb Kuberiet was a finalist for Best News Feature Story for his coverage of Rutgers Athletics’ Opioid Town Hall, which included interviews with New Jersey Attorney General Gubir Grewal, and former Scarlet Knight and NFL quarterback Ray Lucas. Ryan Margolis was tabbed in the Best Spot News category, for his coverage of RU students’ reaction to a potential strike by faculty over a contract dispute in Spring 2019. Sean Sobel, Ryan Margolis and Jayne Chacko were contributors on the station’s Best Political News Coverage category for their report on a potential vote in New Jersey’s legislature on marijuana legalization.

WRSU Sports took home nominations in two categories. Justin Sontupe and Jake Ostrove were recognized in the Best Women’s Basketball Play-by-Play category, while Chris Tsakonas, Robert Baxter and Brant Wolff are finalists in the Best Sports Pre-Game/Post-Game Show for their edition of the long-running, famed post-game call-in show “Knightline.”

WRSU’s flagship live and local music program “Overnight Sensations” was nominated for Best Live Music Broadcast, for the appearance of The Holy Smokes back in October. The show is hosted by Frank Bridges.

And WRSU’s Broadcast Administrator – Mike Pavlichko – was named one of four finalists in the Best Faculty Advisor category, a nomination submitted by the WRSU Staff. Mike is a 2000 Rutgers grad and WRSU alum, who has served in his position since 2015.

Winners will be announced during the annual IBS Convention at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City on March 7.