MTV: WASU rocks
WASU, 90.5 isn't just any college radio station.
At least, that's what the thousands of votes in this year's MTV Woodie Awards imply.
WASU has not only been nominated for the annual contest; it's in the top 10.
"They pick the top 50 who are nominated," student station manager Brittney Tensi said, "and we were in the top 50. From there's just a huge voting contest."
Last week, the top 25 were announced.
This week? The top 10.
"This is huge," she said. "We were nominated last year, but we didn't make it past the top 25."
The contest picks the best college radio station in the country, a designator that Tensi said would do more than bring a trophy and MTV to campus.
"It's great exposure," she said. "It shows everybody that we can compete with the best college stations. It shows we have a lot of listeners who want to support us."
And they've been supporting their station, in droves.
Last week marked a cross-campus "Click-a-thon" event. "We rented out a room at the library," Tensi said.
Add in "as many computers as they would let us have," and you have the makings of a voting party. "We had people in there every minute," she said.
That's three hours of constant online voting. "Students would compete to see who could get the most clicks in a minute," she said.
The record to beat: 78. And there will be plenty of opportunities. "We're going to have more voting parties," she said.
Check wasurocks.com for a schedule.
In the meantime, show your WASU spirit by voting independently online at http://radiowoodie.ratemyprofessors.com. There's some stiff competition. Also in the mix? North Carolina State University and the University of Miami. But Tensi's not thinking about the competition.
"We're just excited to be here," she said.
WASU can be heard on 90.5 FM and around the world at wasurocks.com.