WMLU wins top prize for sports coverage

WMLU, the Longwood campus radio station, has for the sixth consecutive year won the top prize for outstanding sports coverage for a station in its category from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.

The station took home the first-place award for a public or noncommercial station, as it has done every year since 2009. Accepting the award in June at the VAB’s 77th annual summer convention in Virginia Beach were Steven Sommer ’14, the station’s sports director for the last two years, and Brandon Kelly ’14, also a member of the sports committee.

“To be recognized by your peers through the Virginia Association of Broadcasters is an incredible accomplishment for a student-run radio station,” said Jeff Halliday, associate professor of communication studies and co-adviser of the station. “Longwood has been the only school recognized by the VAB in recent history, which speaks to the quality of the student programming and their continued leadership.”