WBFH Wins First Place
By: Mike Padilla
The Bloomfield Hills School District radio broadcasting students won a total of nine awards at the Eighth Annual John Drury High School Radio Awards ceremony held November 13, 2010. The competition was held on the campus of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
WBFH, also known as the BIFF, took 1st place overall at the awards, winning the Best High School Radio Station. This was the 4th year in the last five that the BIFF has taken 1st place or tied in this competition. Station Manager Pete Bowers said, “I congratulate all the winners and nominees, I’m very proud of our students who won and for WBFH picking up another Best High School Radio Station award.” Fourteen students were nominated for 17 awards which is the most out of any high school in the nation.
The John Drury High School Radio Awards were created to recognize excellence in high school radio broadcasting. These awards were named in honor of award-winning ABC-Chicago news anchor, John Drury.
Six students won nine awards at the ceremony, including five 1st place awards, three 2nd place awards and one 3rd place award. Andover alumni Josh Loney was nominated for 8 awards and won the most with one 1st place, two 2nd place and a 3rd place award. Loney, currently a freshman at Michigan State University, made the trip to Illinois to accept his awards. “My goal for WBFH was to win best station in the state and best station in the nation in 2010 and we accomplished that” said Loney.
Alex Scharg was one of only two students to win two 1st place awards. Ryan Bloom and Alex Osten each won a 1st place award, Chad Shepard won a 2nd place award and Robert Berman won a 3rd place award.
Students who were nominated for Drury awards were: Alan McGee, Bobby Brandon, Jesse Haji-Sheikh, Patrick Garretson, Tyler Kieft, Kevin Furlong, Bryan Furlong and Grace McIlhon.
You can tune into WBFH The BIFF 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 88.1 FM or online at www.wbfh.fm.