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WJCU has been named a finalist for Radio Station of the Year (0-2,999 students) in the College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

Additionally, Jasen Sokol, Director of WJCU 88.7 FM, was named a recipient of the CMA Emerging Adviser Award earlier in the summer and Zachary Sinutko '24, Emily Davala '24, Hamoud "Moody" Qotaynah '25, and Jayden Beddingfield '25 of WJCU's 808s and Mixtapes were named finalists for Best DJ in the College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production Awards. This is WJCU's second consecutive nomination for this award.

Blue Streak Media also submitted a total of 11 individual Pinnacle Award entries encompassing work from WJCU and The Carroll News. 

WJCU has 17 national award nominations since 2022. 

"It's an honor to be nominated,” said Sokol. “WJCU has a long history of outstanding programming, and it's great to see that work get recognized on the national level. We're grateful for the support of the university and the Tim Russert Department of Communication. I think this is only the beginning of more great things to come for WJCU and Blue Streak Media." 

Students involved in WJCU programming are passionate about the success of the program and the return on investment has helped many JCU students throughout their college journey. 

"WJCU has provided us with so many amazing opportunities over the years, and we couldn't be more grateful,” said Emily Davala, WJCU Social Media Director & Host of 808s & Mixtapes. “All of this wouldn't be possible without the leadership of Jasen Sokol. He is extremely deserving of the CMA Emerging Adviser Award." 

A full list of the awards and honors received by WJCU is available at