Hit Mix might receive a MTVu Woodie award

WEIU Hit Mix 88.9 was nominated for an MTVu Woodie Award for the Best College Radio Station.

This is the first time Hit Mix has been nominated for the award.

Hit Mix is one of 10 who have been nominated for the award. The other nine include Ball State University WCRD-FM,
Boston University WTBU-FM,
East Stroudsburg University WESS-FM,
Indiana University WIUX-FM,
Texas State University- San Marcos KTSW-FM,
University of California- Berkeley KALX-FM,
University of Illinois- Champaign Urbana WPGU-FM,
University of South Carolina WUSC-FM and William Paterson University WPSC-FM.

The winner of this award is decided entirely by those who vote on the MTVu website. Anyone interested in voting must sign in or make an account online. There is no limit to the amount of times one can vote. Voting closes on March 6.

This is the seventh year this category has been awarded to colleges throughout the country. Hit Mix and the University of Illinois- Champaign WPGU-FM are the second and third Illinois university radio stations to be nominated for this award. WZRD-FM, Illinois State University’s campus radio station was nominated in 2013.

Hit Mix consists of roughly 20 students on-staff playing hits ranging from oldies to pop to country to rock to adult contemporary to Motown, along with today’s chart toppers, according to the University Newsletter.

The Woodie Awards will air 8 p.m. March 16, but the awards will be hosted March 13 in Austin, Texas during the South by Southwest Music Festival.

Jarad Jarmon can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]