Hillsdale College Radio Advisor Recognized at National Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards

HILLSDALE, Mich. ~ Scot Bertram, Lecturer in Journalism and General Manager of WRFH/Radio Free 101.7 FM Hillsdale, was recently honored with the title of best faculty advisor at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference in New York City.

Bertram has been a driving force behind the success of WFRH/Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM, which has won six national first-place awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards. This year, eight students were named finalists in five categories, with Elena Lanning ('22) taking first place for Most Creative/Innovative Show. The station was also named a finalist for Best College/University Radio Station (under 10,000 students).

Bertram has also helped students achieve national honors at the annual CBI Awards and multiple first-place awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, including WRFH being named the 2019 MAB College Radio Station of the Year.

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John J. Miller, director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College commented on Bertram's dedication to helping students succeed: "Scot has been invaluable to Hillsdale's ability to reach a vast radio audience. He fosters a love for radio in our students and helps them understand the importance of quality journalism. This award is a testament to his dedication to helping our students succeed every day."

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards are open to all college stations across the country and present awards each year to college and high school media outlets across more than 100 categories. Scot Bertram's recognition as best faculty advisor is an example of how dedicated he is to helping his students reach their full potential in radio broadcasting.
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