Breaking News — WWPT Voted Best Station In The Nation

This just in from Naperville, Illinois:

WWPT — “Wrecker Radio” — has been voted the best high school radio station in the United States.  The announcement was named at the 2011 John Drury Awards, which honor high school radio across the country.

In addition, ‘PT — 90.3 FM — won 7 out of 9 Drury Awards for sports broadcasting.  That includes Ben Myers’ and Ben Greenberg’s work on the boys soccer FCIAC finals.

And WWPT took both 1st and 2nd place for broadcast of a radio drama — the “Dracula” show the Staples audio production class did in conjunction with one of David Roth’s acting classes.

But wait — there’s more!  Remember Monday’s “06880” post on Wyatt Davis’s radio show?  A news piece by Hannah Foley won 2nd place, highlighting “The Wy-Master’s” amazing triumph over muscular dystrophy.

Congratulations to WWPT advisor Mike Zito; to all who participate in Wrecker Radio — and to 2011 graduates DJ Sixsmith and Eric Gallanty, who helped make it all possible.

Click here to hear the best high school radio station in the nation!

9 responses to “Breaking News — WWPT Voted Best Station In The Nation

  1. Eric Galantry interviewed me for WWPT during my state senate campaign in 2008, and his was the most professional, most thoughtful, best prepared media encounter I had that year. He’s an incredible talent nurtured by an outstanding program. Congratulations to all!

  2. Congrats to the entire crew!

  3. Congratulations! Your team effort paid off!

  4. Congratulations on continued excellence from WWPT. The skills I learned ther 20 years ago havecserved me well!

  5. I have been a faithful listener ever since my big sister had a show in the 70’s. I loved going with her to the dumpy studio and hanging out with her while she did her show. I still listen regularly – and always appreciate the music programming from local young people. Radio sucks most everywhere else – but it still rocks in Westport.

    Congratulations to WWPT and thanks Dan for keeping us up to date.

  6. Congratulations to Mike Zito, all the students involved with WWPT, and to Staples for supporting such an excellent media program!

  7. greenberg for president

  8. Wow – how awesome! Great job you guys! I was GM in 1978/79 and my experience at PT led me into a long and profitable career in radio. I retired from the biz a few years back but I owe so much to my experiences at Staples radio! Congratulations again and keep up the good work!