KGRM is making headlines once again. "Station of the Year" is the new category for Grambling’s own radio station KGRM and it is up to GSU to make sure that this title is won.
The Black College Radio Conference is an annual event that determines which HBCU can be deemed the radio station of the year. The conference will be held April 8 and 9 in Atlanta; however, the deadline to vote is March 20. GSU students and community members can vote at www.blackcollegeradio.com.
"We have not won this award since 1993 and it is a personal goal of mine to win before I graduate in May," said Keidron Dotson, KGRM Student Program Director.
Dotson takes pride in his affiliation with the radio station just like many others who work with him.
Terrance Turner, on-air personality, said, "KGRM gives me a creative outlet to reach GSU students and the community. It’s a station for the people that provides information from the best of the best."
KGRM is competing against radio stations from Howard University, Tennessee State, Fisk University, and Clark Atlanta University just to name a few. Last year, KGRM swept the competition with several awards, but not the one that was most desired, "Station of the Year." Wiley College and Howard University are leading in the polls, but it is up to GSU to change the statistics.
"This is the best team at KGRM since I began at GSU 10 years ago. The students deserve to be in the running for Station of the Year," said Joyce Evans, general manager.
The station remains busy, which indicates that GSU as well as the community depends on KGRM. Evans explained that many of the talented students at the station learn everything that they need to know about radio and they continue on to obtain careers.
"This station has a status and a talent to compete with any other college station in the country," said Dotson.
The radio station needs the support from Grambling, not only for the contest, but also in everyday listening.
Kianga Kelley, on-air personality, said, "The more the audience listens and provides feedback, the better we can give the audience what they want."
Whether it is "Good Morning Grambling," Smooth Jazz and Easy Listening," or the "Urban Express," KGRM has areas of interest for all to enjoy. Grambling State University wishes KGRM the best of luck at the conference and encourages all students and community members to vote online to allow the station to remain successful.