WASU gets the Woodie

By Anna Oakes (anna.oakes@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Mar. 22, 2012 | Modified: Mar. 22, 2012
WASU gets the Woodie

ASU students participate in a recent ‘click-a-thon’ to raise enough votes for an mtvU Woodie Award. Their efforts paid off March 15, when mtvU announced WASU’s victory in the College Radio Woodie race.

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Appalachian State University’s college radio station, 90.5 WASU, was recognized alongside entertainment stars Drew Barrymore, Rihanna and Mac Miller during the mtvU Woodie Awards Special, which aired Sunday on mtvU and MTV.

The Woodie Awards honor and highlight the music voted “best” by the U.S. college audience. On March 15, 90.5 WASU learned that it won the award for College Radio Woodie.

“Thank you to all those who have voted,” said a message posted on the station’s Facebook page.

“We just got news moments ago that we did win the mtvU College Radio Woodie. We promise to keep you all up-to-date on the celebration to come. Thank you all so much.”

WASU edged out nine other nominees for the award: ACRN at Ohio University, KRFH at Humboldt State University in California, KSUA at University of Alaska Fairbanks, WDPU at DePaul University, Rainy Dawg Radio at University of Washington, WAIH at State University of New York-Potsdam, WLOY at Loyola University Maryland, WPTS at the University of Pittsburgh and WVMW at Marywood University in Pennsylvania.

The Woodie Awards also honor best video, best performing artist, best electronic dance music effect, best breakthrough artist and Woodie of the Year. The Woodie Awards kicked off on March 15 during the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller was the night’s big winner, taking home the Performing Woodie and the Woodie of the Year.

Rapper MGK was awarded the Breaking Woodie, which honors the best emerging artist, and the show also paid homage to the artists breaking ground in the electronic dance music scene by awarding the first-ever EDM Effect Woodie to Calvin Harris for “We Found Love” (Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris).

California indie rockers Best Coast won Best Video Woodie for “Our Deal (Extended Version),” directed by Drew Barrymore.

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