WDWN Goes to Washington

November 23rd, 2015 Posted in College News & Events

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Cayuga Community College’s radio station, WDWN, was one of five college radio stations, nationally, that was invited to represent the medium of college radio at the White House. Cayuga professor Steve Keeler, the general manager of WDWN, said, “The opportunity for a small community college like Cayuga to represent all of college radio at the White House is a testament to the high regard in which WDWN is held in the world of college radio.” The visit took place on Thursday, September 24th where Jeff Szczesniak ’01, who is the staff advisor of WDWN, represented the station at the event. Szczesniak was named national college radio advisor of the year by Tune-In in 2013.

IMG_5121In a proclamation received by Szczesniak, President Barack Obama stated “By keeping the legacy of college radio stations alive and strong, students on campuses from coast to coast experience the thrills of sharing and discovering media and creating stimulating programming. In doing so, they are lending their talents to a tradition that has been unfolding for generations and inspiriting others to join in the work of shaping our future’s course.”

Cayuga’s radio station has long been recognized as a leader in college radio. WDWN has been strongly committed to supporting local music in Auburn and upstate New York for over 25 years. In past years the station has been nominated for several national awards by CMJ, including station of the year. This year the station has been nominated for CMJ’s “Biggest Champion of the Local Music Scene” award; this is the third time that WDWN has been nominated for a national CMJ award.

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