World College Radio Day event organizers are excited to announce Bret Michaels’ Spirit of College Radio Awards winners.
Presented by 2020 college radio ambassador, Bret Michaels and the College Radio Foundation in recognition of truly outstanding and spirited efforts made by college radio stations on World College Radio Day on October 2, 2020. In recognition of the huge support given by this year’s official WCRD Ambassador and humanitarian of the year award recipient, Bret Michaels, these awards are being named in his honor this year. Michaels took part in a Q&A with students offering words of encouragement of their journey and also donated $10,000 via his Life Rocks Foundation.
Stations are voted for by the team that organizes World College Radio Day, who seek to shine a spotlight on college radio stations that not only go above and beyond to celebrate the annual WCRD event but also embody the passion and mission of college radio.
Out of the nearly 600 stations that participated in 43 countries, only ten stations are chosen. This year the following stations were selected to be recognized as recipients of the Bret Michaels Spirit of College Radio Awards 2020:
Aggie Radio 92.3 KBLU-LP at Utah State University (USA)
K103 Gothenburg Student Radio at University of Gothenburg/ Chalmers University (Sweden)
KRSC-FM / RSU Radio at Rogers State University (USA)
MavRadio.fm at University of Nebraska-Omaha (USA)
RADIO-E at Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Radio 6023 at Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)
Radio Katipunan 87.9 FM at Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
The Wolf Internet Radio at University of West Georgia (USA)
UST Tiger Radio at University of Santo Tomas (Philippines)
Webradio EAP at Hellenic Open University (Greece)
Commenting on the winners, Anabella Poland, President of College Radio Day 2020, and Eva Gustavfsson, President of World College Radio Day said: “In this challenging year, we were delighted to work with 570 stations, in 43 countries in 6 continents! We salute everyone’s creativity and resourcefulness in finding a way to “come together” safely and joyously! We are especially thrilled with the efforts and follow through of these ten stations worldwide which went above and beyond for World College Radio Day 2020! A huge thanks to our illustrious ambassador for his generosity and support.”
While he prepares to hit the road in 2021 performing on The Stadium Tour, Michaels new book “Auto-Scrap-Opraphy”, now in it fourth printing is available now at ShopBretMichaels.com.
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The College Radio Foundation (CRF) celebrates and recognizes all forms of student radio (online, cable, carrier current, FM, and AM) as equals. The CRF’s mission is to support the activities and continuing operations of all college radio stations. As a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, the CRF raises funds through sponsorship of events such as College Radio Day. This money is then put directly back into the hands of college radio stations in the form of grants, known as The College Radio Fund Station Grant Program.
About Bret Michaels:
Bret Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and chart-topping songs. A successful entrepreneur in addition to his musical achievements, he created the multi-million dollar selling Pets Rock Collection with PetSmart, launched his own line of custom guitars and created “Bret’s Blend, Diet Trop-A-Rocka” which is a number-one-selling beverage for Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group.
Michaels, a lifelong diabetic, the son of a veteran, and survivor of a life-threatening brain hemorrhage has always stood up to any challenge that was thrown at him. As a type 1 juvenile diabetic since the age of 6, he consistently leads the charge for diabetes awareness. Through his Life Rocks Foundation, he has raised millions of dollars for charity and he has additionally personally donated to causes throughout his career as well as designing the Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music room, that he built for patients and their families at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. His philanthropy has helped not only diabetes education and research but also a diverse range of causes such as childhood cancer, Veterans organizations, PetSmart Charities, Operation Homefront, Feelgood Foundation and many more. In 2019 and 2020 Michaels was awarded Humanitarian Of Year The Year for his philanthropic efforts.