WWPT-FM — “Wrecker Radio,” the Staples station — has limited range. But its signal is making waves across the country.
PT’s student broadcasters were named finalists for 5 John Drury Awards. Nominees and winners for Druries — the most prestigious high school radio achievements in America — are chosen by Chicago broadcast professionals.
In the final 5 are:
- Best Sports Talk Program: DJ Sixsmith, Mike Nussbaum and Eric Gallanty (Two Guys and a “Gal”)
- Best Sportscast: Eric Gallanty (Sportscast Update)
- Best Radio Drama Adaptation: David Roth’s acting class and Jim Honeycutt’s audio production class (A Christmas Carol)
- Best News Feature Story: Mike Friedson and Naveen Murali (The Challenge)
- Best Sports Play by Play: Ryan Crofts, Eric Stefenson and Brendan Rand (Staples vs. St. Joseph basketball)
Thanks to success in these categories, WWPT is now in the running for Best High School Radio Station in the country. Winners will be announced November 7.