WHPC Wins Multiple Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting

March 13, 2024, Garden City, NY – WHPC 90.3 radio, the Voice of Nassau Community College, received four national awards at the 2024 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) conference on March 2, 2024, including Best Community College Radio Station in the Nation

Additional awards include:

  • Best Foreign Language Program: German Hit Parade with Community Volunteer Uwe Riggers
  • Best Use of Video in the Radio Studio: WHPC Sports Talk on Facebook Live
  • Best Promo Series: The Nassau Morning Madhouse Promos

“I am incredibly proud of the talented volunteers and students who work tirelessly to produce original content, news and entertainment for the community,” said WHPC Station Director Shawn Novatt. “Our mission is to provide professional broadcasting opportunities to Nassau Community College students, and these awards continue to demonstrate that we are accomplishing our strategic goals.”

More than 40 NCC students, along with the station’s director, attended the national awards ceremony at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City with support from the Nassau Community College Foundation. A non-profit organization dedicated to student success, the NCC Foundation provides more than $500,000 in college-wide scholarships and program funding each year.

“I extend my warmest congratulations to the college students who represented Nassau at this prestigious awards ceremony,” said NCC Foundation Chairman Michael McGinty, who is a 1973 graduate of the college and the mayor of the Village of Island Park on Long Island. “Your presence at the ceremony not only reflects your individual achievements but also highlights the collective excellence of the college radio station and its partnership with the NCC Foundation.”   

“WHPC radio is an ambassador for Nassau Community College, both on Long Island and throughout the country,” said NCC’s chief administrative officer Dr. Maria P. Conzatti, who is a 1986 graduate of NCC. “The station serves as a hub for students of all majors to gain practical experience in media production, broadcasting and communications that is applicable to many fields and careers. Moreover, it amplifies the voices of our diverse campus community, offering a platform for expression and connection.”

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) is an 84-year-old all-volunteer organization that supports the students, faculty and staff of college and high school media outlets. Their annual conference and awards are attended by high school and college stations from across the country.

Nassau Community College’s radio station is home to approximately 120 volunteers, most of whom are NCC students. Its programming includes sports, entertainment and informational shows, including a variety of music shows featuring pop, rock, polka and Italian music. The station can be heard in Nassau County at 90.3 FM and worldwide on iHeartRadio, Audacy, the WHPC App as well as on Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speaker devices. It is the only college radio station on Long Island to broadcast in high definition. 

About WHPCWHPC 90.3 FM broadcasts from state-of-the-art studios at Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, in Garden City, New York. Listener-supported non-commercial WHPC has served Nassau County for over 50 years with award-winning programming. WHPC is the educational training center for future broadcasters, podcasters and communication professionals. WHPC streams its student and community programs and podcasts nationally on the WHPC, Audacy, iHeartRadio and Spotify apps. Learn more about WHPC by visiting www.NCCradio.org.

About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to transform lives through higher education. Serving 17,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC offers more than 80 programs that lead to an associate’s degree or certificate. Through on-campus and online offerings, the College educates local and international students, and boasts 168,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence, affordability, and ease of transferability to four-year schools. 

Media Contact:  Gail Mattimore | gail.mattimore@ncc.edu | (516) 572-9634


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