Ryder’s student-run radio stations, 107.7 The Bronc and 107.7 The Bronc Retro, have been nominated for six Intercollegiate Media Awards. The awards honor outstanding programming from college and university radio stations across the United States
- Best use of social media: Kayla May, Head of Marketing and Director of Social Media for 107.7 The Bronc
- Best sports update: Extra work At 107.7 The Bronco Retro, hosted by Sean Harrington, Senior Sports Media
- The best station identifier: Candy Wars: Flour Power, created by Tiffany Britton, Senior Graduate in Dance, Film and Television
- Best Promotional Series: campaign blood scream screenCreated by Woods
- best gift: Cruisin’ From Commencement, Produced by the entire crew of 107.7 The Bronc
- Best Contest/Promotion: The Return of Scream Screen, produced by the entire crew of 107.7 The Bronc
“Only about 10% of college radio stations have been nominated for awards, so it’s an incredible recognition,” says John Moses, general manager of the stations. “I am so proud of the entire staff at The Bronc. The students are incredibly talented and dedicated to their profession. These nominations also represent the first of our newest online-only station, 107.7 The Bronc Retro.
107.7 Bronc is regularly recognized as one of the highest ranked college radio stations in the state and nation. In 2019 and 2021, the station was nominated for the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters Radio Marconi Award for College Radio Station of the Year, a huge recognition in the industry. In 2015, Princeton Review ranked The Bronc as the 15th best college radio station in the United States in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and The Bronc was named “Best College Radio Station” by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association.
The radio station hosts a number of highly anticipated campus lore, including Scream Screen, a movie drive experience, a trunk or treat experience, Eggscellent Egg Hunt, a classic large-scale egg hunt, and Cruisin’ From Commencement, which allows one Graduates win a new car.
To support its record of high-quality programming, the station moved to a new location on campus in 2020, which coincided with the purchase of all new digital audio production equipment. The new studio location includes three live studios and multipurpose production rooms where students can produce professional shows, advertisements, promotions, surveys, news and more.
The winners of the Intercollegiate Broadcast Media System Media Awards will be announced at the 82nd Annual IBS Conference on March 5.