For the second year in a row, broadcasters from Westport’s Staples High School have been nominated for awards in the John Drury National High School Radio Awards.
The Drury Awards are national awards that recognize excellence in high school broadcasting. Each May, broadcast tapes are submitted to North Central College just outside of Chicago in ten different categories. They are then reviewed by panels of broadcast professionals and the five most outstanding broadcasts are chosen as “National Finalists”.
After receiving six nominations last year, the Staples radio station WWPT Wrecker Radio is excited to have received nine nominations in this year’s competition. This is the second year that WWPT-FM has entered the contest and the nominations are the following
2010 Drury Award Nominations:
Best Newscast – National Finalist Brendan Rand for two different “WWPT 5X5 Updates” – Brendan Rand
Best Public Affair Program – National Finalist – Eric Gallanty for On The Trail With Eric Gallanty
Best Sports Play by Play – National Finalist – Eric Gallanty, DJ Sixsmith – Thanksgiving Football – Staples vs. Greenwich
Best Sports Play by Play – National Finalist – Ben Meyers, DJ Sixsmith, Jake Chernok – Staples High vs. Greenwich H.S. Basketball
Best Sportstalk Program – National Finalist – Eric Gallanty, DJ Sixsmith – A Guy And A Gal
Best Sportstalk Program – National Finalist – DJ Sixsmith – Sixsmith’s Sports Talk – David Lloyd Interview
Best Sportscast – National Finalist – DJ Sixsmith – WWPT Daily Sports Update
Best Sportscast – National Finalist – Eric Gallanty – May 7th Sports Update
Last year Staples placed in five categories including first place victories in Best Radio Drama and Best Faculty Advisor. In addition Sixsmith and Gallanty’s sports talk show returns to the national scene after finishing in 3rd place last year. Winners for the awards will be announced on November 13 during the Drury Awards dinner at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.