Just two weeks after their unofficial victory in the Michigan Associate of Broadcasters Station of the Year awards, WXOU has again been recognized for their prowess, this time by MTV.
WXOU has been nominated for the 2013 mtvU College Radio Station of the Year Woodie Award.
The mtvU Woodie Awards were started in 2004, meant to award the music voted best by college students, as well as the college radio stations that provide the music.
WXOU has never been selected as one of the top 25 stations until this year.
“I think it really goes to show what we have accomplished,” WXOU Program Director Christina Venditti said. “It is an effect of the exposure we have received, the work we have done and the changes we have made to our station and how we do things.”
“It’s national recognition,” Venditti said. “It isn’t so much of a bragging right, but more of a prestige, or an honor. It goes to show that we are good at what we do, and that we have worked hard to get there, and that hard work has paid off.”
WXOU is nominated among 24 other stations across the nation, from California to New York.
They are one of two stations from Michigan to be nominated, alongside Michigan State University’s station, WDBM.
Last year’s winner was Appalachian State University’s station, WASU, who is not in the race for this year’s award.
The ten stations with the most votes will move on to the next round, with one winner to be selected from those ten.
Voting for the top 25 round is open until Wednesday, Feb 20.
You can vote for WXOU by visiting http://bit.ly/Xw2yoJ. There are no limits on the amount of times you can vote.