You don’t have to be a Staples student to love WWPT.
Plenty of folks in Fairfield County with no connection to the high school tune into the station — 90.3 FM — for news, sports, music, even dramatic readings.
It was one of the first high school radio stations in the country.
Now the John Drury High School Radio Awards confirm: It’s also the best.
For the 2nd year in a row.
Yesterday at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, “Wrecker Radio” walked off with the top prize: Best High School Radio Station.
But that’s not all.
Individual staff members won for:
- Best News Feature Story (November 11, 2018: Jack Gersh, Cameron Manna)
- Best Sports Play-by-Play (Basketball final, Trumbull vs. Darien: Greg Settos, Jake Gersh)
- Best Sportstalk Program (Open Season – 2.o “The Return”: Jake Thaw, Nick, Kornfeld
- Best Sportscast (A Sports Update: Greg Settos)
- Best PSA (Don’t Text and Drive: Ben Gross)
The entire station also won Best Radio Drama – Adaptation for “A Christmas Carol – Act 1 of 2.”
Those were not the only nominees from Staples. Others included Greg Settos for Best Newscast; Brad Cox for Best News Feature Story; Reilly Caldwell and Settos for Best Promo; Seettos and Lefty Penderakis, Jack Borowsky and Mark Didio, and Jake Gersh and Cameron Manna, Best Sportstalk Program (3 separate nominations); Art Shapiro and Settos, and Brad Cox, Best Sports Play-by-Play (2 separate nominations); Ethan Frank, plus Cox, Zach Iannacone, Will Rosenthal, Tim Luciano for Best Public Affairs Program (2 separate nominations); Jake Gersh and Isabella Siskind (Best PSA, 2 separate nominations); Gersh, Siskind, Dylan Mace, Dan Chu, Oscar Hachter, Jack Noble, Ben Howard and Matt Hirschler (Best Radio Drama – Original).
Congratulations to all, and of course adviser Geno Heiter.
Now set your radio to 90.3 FM!
(Hat tip: Jack Caldwell)