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WLTL earns 13 nominations

WLTL 88.1 FM, was recently notified of 13 John Drury High School Radio Award nominations in 11 categories, the third most nominations for any school this year. With such a high number of nominations, WLTL is a contender to be named Best High School Station in the Nation once again, an award the station has received six times previously.

“Creating entertaining and informative programs is always what ore students strive for, but doing so while mostly working remotely from home is simply amazing. I am beyond proud of their work, especially given the circumstances of last school year,” 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 Manger Chris Thomas at 708-579-6760 or via email at cthomas@wltl.net. Visit www.wltl.net for more updates.

BEST NEWSCAST: Daily Newscast 2-8-21              

Frank Metcalf, Class of '21

 

BEST NEWS FEATURE STORY: So That’s Why      

Charlie Watts, senior

BEST PROMO: Thanksgiving Korn  

Greta Burtner, sophomore

Wolfie Burtner, senior

BEST SPECIALTY MUSIC PROGRAM:

WLTL Presents - The Holidays           

Genesis Magpayo, Class of 21

 HalloWEEN     

Wolfie Burtner, senior

BEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM: Hot Take the News (1-15-21)            

Frank Metcalf, Class of '21

Quinn Riordan, Class of '21

BEST SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY: LT Basketball vs Proviso West    

Danny Roemer, Class of '21

Sam Viniard, junior 

BEST PODCAST

Wolfie Burtner, senior

Danny Ciecko, Class of '21 

Genesis Magpayo, Class of '21 

BEST PSA: COVID Mask-Up (60 Second)               

Wolfie Burtner, senior

Danny Ciecko, Class of '21 

Genesis Magpayo, Class of '21 

BEST RADIO DRAMA - ORIGINAL OR ADAPTATION: Medium Rare       

Maggie Heflin, senior

Danny Roemer, Class of '21

Ryan Taylor, senior

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA:

WLTL Rock-A-Thon 2021                     

Wolfie Burtner, senior

Ian Von Ohlen, Class of '21

WLTL Artist of the Week                     

Ian Von Ohlen, Class of '21

Wolfie  Burtner, senior

Josh Pinter, senior

BEST WEBSITE 

www.wltl.net       

WLTL Management team