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Awards and Recognitions

Public documentation of KCSU Awards began on November 16, 2022 by General Manager, Asher Korn. The following award records are listed from most recent to our earlest documentation starting in 2000. The KCSU award records are incomplete. Further research will look into awards KCSU has won over time.

YearAward
202490.5 KCSU FM Fort Collins, Colorado State University (USA), Spirit of College Radio Awards, 2023, World College Radio Day (October 6th) 2023, Announced January 9th, 2024. Presented by Rob Quicke and the College Radio Foundation; “ In recognition of truly outstanding and spirited efforts made by college radio stations on World College Radio Day, … Out of the hundreds of stations that participate, only ten stations are chosen (and) selected to be recognized”
2023Erin Fuller, Third Place, Best DJ Personality “DJ EJ” College Media Association, 2023 Film and Audio Festival. Announced November 2nd, 2023. Presented by Tom Grant, 2023
2023Riley Hilbert, Second Place, Audio Creative “Live and Local with DJ Retrograde” College Media Association, 2023 Film and Audio Festival. Announced November 2nd, 2023. Presented by Tom Grant, 2023
2023Eliza Drotar & Kaleb Allen, Third Place, Division I; Best Audio Sportscast , “CSU Women’s Volleyball'' College Media Association. Announced October 31st, 2023. Presented by Pinnacle Award Co-Chairs; Matt Bird-Meyer, Micheal Dann, Georgia Kral
2023Portia Cook & Lee Zimpel, Second Place, Division I; Best Audio Newscast, “Rocky Mountain Review'' College Media Association. Announced October 31st, 2023. Presented by Pinnacle Award Co-Chairs; Matt Bird-Meyer, Micheal Dann, Georgia Kral
2023Portia Cook & Kyra McKinley, Certificate of Merit; Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast, “Rocky Mountain Review Broadcast (airdates: 10/26 and 11/15)” Colorado Broadcasters Association. Presented by Justin Sasso in May, 2023.
2023Ben Haney, Brighid Bandel & Bailey Liverman, Finalists; Narrative Podcasting, “‘Meet the Competitors Who Made KCSU’s Battle of the Bands’ (KCSU’s Music Podcast),” Society of Professional Journalists, Announced on April 24, 2023
2023Kota Babcock, Winner for Arts, Entertainment and Fashion Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists, Announced on April 24, 2023
2023Portia Cook, Best Radio Feature, “Clarkchella,” Society of Professional Journalists, Announced on April 24, 2023
2022David Damuth, First Place, Best DJ Personality, “‘Moose Crossing!’ with DJ Moose,” College Broadcasters Association. Presented on October 29, 2022.
2022Brighid Bandel, Music Director of the Month (April, 2022), North American College & Community Radio Chart.
2021Taylor Sandall and the KCSU Video Team, Second Place, Best Station Imaging, “A Very KCSU Love Story,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Award.
2021Cheyenne Duba and Mia Sawaya, Fourth Place, Best Station Promo Audio, “College Radio Vibes,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Award.
2020Carter Minter, Audio Finalist, Best DJ, “‘3.0 Radio Show’ with DJ Carter Minter” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards
2019Avery Martin, Third Place, Best Station Promo Audio, “Listen for Humanity,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. National Student Production Award.
2018Avery Martin, Second Place, Best Station Promo/PSA, Pinnacle College Media Awards. Presented by Pinnacle Awards Co-Chairs Brian Thompson, Don Krause and CMA President Chris Evans at the 2018 ACP/CMA National College Media Convention. Galt House, Louisville KY. October 25-28, 2018.
2018Julia Battagliese, Future Broadcaster Award of Excellence,“ ‘Punk it Up!’ with DJ Silent G,” College Broadcasters Association. Presented on April 12, 2019.
2017Laurelle Turner, Audio Finalist, Best Regularly Scheduled Entertainment Program, “Jazz Happy Hour,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards
2017Elizabeth Tango, Audio Finalist, Best Newscast, “March 10 Newscast,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards
2016Asa Graff, Audio Finalist, Best DJ, “Caribbean Java and Earl Gray,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards
2016Allison Allum, Audio Finalist, Best DJ, “Caribbean Java and Earl Gray,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards
2016Rebekah Romberg, Audio Finalist, Best Special Broadcast, “Doodle Do or Doodle Don’t,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards
2016Sam Bulkley, First Place, Best Radio Station, “Best of CSU ,” Survey results compiled from 900 students, facility, and staff votes from Colorado State University. Presented on November 15, 2016 by Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs & Executive Director Mike Ellis and Director of Marketing Donnyale Abbrosine
2015KCSU Staff, Finalist, Best Audio Regularly Scheduled Program, “The History Of…” College Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards, Radio Winners List
2014Zach Johnson, Radio Finalist, Best DJ, “‘DJ Thunderbeard and DJ ZJ’s Super Sweet Sixteen and Pregnant Show,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards
2014Luke Beidscheid, Radio Finalist, Best DJ, “‘DJ Thunderbeard and DJ ZJ’s Super Sweet Sixteen and Pregnant Show,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards
2012KCSU Staff, Finalist, Best Station Imaging, “Dive Right In” College Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards, Radio Winners List
2010Nick Penny, Finalist, Best DJ “Call Sticky” College Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards, Radio Winners List
2009Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation, Mark of Excellence Award Finalist, Online Feature Reporting, “AIDS Awareness,” Society of Professional Journalists. Presented on March 24, 2007 by National President Dave Aeikens.
2008Nick Sebesta, Third Place Mark of Excellence Award, Radio Sports Reporting,“CSU Volleyball Top 10,” Society of Professional Journalists. Presented on April 12, 2008 by Regional Director Dehenah C HS (Signature Hard to Read)
2007Stefanie Berganini, Radio Finalist, Best Station Promotion, “Residence Hall Requestrathon,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Award
2007Steven Henriksen, Radio Finalist, Best Station Promotion, “Residence Hall Requestrathon,” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Award
2007Ashton Metcalf, Radio Finalist, Best DJ, “Trash Talk with Ashton Metcalf” Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Award
2006Emily Rogers, Second Place Mark of Excellence Award, Radio In-Depth Reporting, “Morgan Library Makeover,” Society of Professional Journalists. Presented on March 24, 2007 by Regional Director Dehenah C HS (Signature Hard to Read)
2006Cole Weinman, Second Place Mark of Excellence Award, Radio Sports Reporting, “Kyle Bell torn ACL,” Society of Professional Journalists. Presented on March 24, 2007 by Regional Director Dehenah C HS (Signature Hard to Read)
2006STAFF, First Place Mark of Excellence Award, Radio In-Depth Reporting, “You Choose 2006,” Society of Professional Journalists. Presented on March 24, 2007 by Regional Director Dehenah C HS (Signature Hard to Read)
2006Emily Rogers and Alex Hannum, First Place Mark of Excellence Award, Radio News Reporting, “Drake Gas Line Leak,” Society of Professional Journalists. Presented on March 24, 2007 by Regional Director Dehenah C HS (Signature Hard to Read)
2006Cole Weinman, First Place Mark of Excellence Award, Radio Sports Reporting, “Volleyball Year in Review,” Society of Professional Journalists. Presented on March 24, 2007 by Regional Director Dehenah C HS (Signature Hard to Read)
2005Baker Machado, First Place, Best DJ, College Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards, Radio Winners List
2003KCSU Staff, Fourth Place, Best Technical Production, “Colorado State University” College Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards, Radio Winners List
2003Gabe Schirm, Third Place, Best DJ Aircheck, “DJ Skivvy’s Morning Zoo,” College Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards, Radio Winners List
2003Josh Huseby & Nick Dittrich, First Place, Best Promo, “Web Site Promo” College Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards, Radio Winners List
2002KCSU Staff, First Place, Best Advertising Production, College Broadcasters Inc., National Student Production Awards, Radio Winners List
2001Kristin Scuderi, First Place Award, Best Radio Feature Reporting, College Media Advisers. Presented by Student Awards Chairman Jack Willis, University of Oklahoma and National President Chris Carroll, Vanderbilt University
2000Shane Crigger, First Place Award, Best Newscast, College Media Advisers. Presented by Student Awards Chairman Jack Willis, University of Oklahoma and National President Chris Carroll, Vanderbilt University