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WLTL Radio top nominate in John Drury Awards

WLTL 88.1 FM, was recently notified of 27 John Drury High School Radio Award nominations in 11 categories, the most nominations for any school at the awards this year. With this high number of nominations, WLTL is in contention to be named Best High School Station in the Nation once again, an award the station has received six times previously. 

“Even during a pandemic and being thrust into remote learning, our students continue to create quality content for both 88.1 FM and our online outlets, and that is reflected in these nominations,” said WLTL Station Manager Chris Thomas.

The John Drury Awards ceremony will be held virtually on Saturday, December 5, at noon.  The awards were created to acknowledge excellence in high school radio broadcasting and named in honor of award-winning ABC-Chicago news anchor John Drury.

WLTL Radio is the student-run and operated station and has been on the air since 1968. The station has won more than 100 national awards since 1997. WLTL is nationally recognized, with multiple awards at the state and national levels.

Thomas added, “I am proud of the hard work and dedication that our students put into WLTL for both their own growth as broadcasters and for the members of our community who tune in to our station.”

For more information on WLTL, contact General Manager Chris Thomas at 708-579-6760 or via email at cthomas@wltl.net. Visit www.wltl.net for more updates.

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        Paul Kraessig, 2020 Grad                                                       

BEST PROMO                           
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        Andy Danbury, 2020 Grad
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        Gabe Wozniak, 2020 Grad             

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        Paul Kraessig, 2020 Grad             

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        Danny Tuohy, 2020 Grad             
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BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA                  
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        Ingrid Schaller, 2020 Grad             
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