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Big Award for Gannon's WERG-FM

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A major milestone for Gannon University's WERG-FM. The station was honored as the best college radio station in the country.

The award was presented at a conference of media professionals in New York City. More than 1,000 college stations entered the competition.

 Many of them are located at schools much larger than Gannon. But the local station came out on top, a big honor for the staff of 40 students and 20 community volunteers.

 Operations Manager Chet LaPrice said, "They are creative people. They are writers, producers and performers. And we have always facilitated an envrionment where those attributes can be nurtured."

 Program Director Vanessa Cherry said, "Even though we are small, we produce great radio. I think that is what makes the award so amazing because we are small and think that no one recognizes us. But we made a big footprint in the college radio world."

WERG broadcasts at 90.5 FM. And the station can also be heard on-line. The station went on the air in 1972.

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