Southern Miss Today, WUSM’s daily news and public affairs show, took home a first-place award for Best Community News Coverage at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s annual awards ceremony held March 8 in New York.
WUSM, The University of Southern Mississippi’s radio station, was also a finalist in the Best Event Promo and Best Music Specialty Show categories.
“We are excited about winning our first national competition,” said Station Manager Justin Martin. “This could not have happened without my assistant manager Courtney Ingle and the staff of Southern Miss Today.”
Noted Ingle, “I could not be more proud of WUSM and Southern Miss Today. In just a few short years we’ve gone from a dilapidated, outdated studio with only a handful of students to a fully-functional, state of the art studio with record-breaking and award-winning student involvement in Southern Miss Radio. Southern Miss Today exemplifies that growth that we at WUSM along with the School of Mass Communication and Journalism were looking for. With continued support, it could only go up from here.”
WUSM is the Pine Belt Area’s only community radio station and depends on the support of the community to fulfill its mission. It is both the mission and the legal responsibility of WUSM to serve its community.
The station was established to facilitate, support and enhance the University’s mission of teaching, training and service. It was also designed to support the activities and programs within the University, local non-profits and the needs of its listeners, volunteers, supporters, sponsors and underwriters.
WUSM-Southern Miss Radio is dedicated to playing the best music ever recorded. With a broad base of American music at its core, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and all music native to America can be heard on WUSM. Southern Miss Radio also provides listeners an alternative to traditional commercial radio by providing access to local, regional, national and international artists playing a different beat.
In addition, WUSM offers USM students hands on and “on-the-air” experience in the exciting field of radio broadcasting. All WUSM programming can be heard online at southermissradio.com.