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Marywood station eligible for MTV award


February 15. 2013 9:35AM
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Marywood University's radio station, VMFM 91.7, is in the running for a "College Radio Woodie" in the mtvU Woodie Awards, but will need help from its listeners to clinch the nomination.


mtvU is a division of Viacom's MTV Networks that produces a 24-hour television channel found throughout campuses countrywide and features more alternative and lesser known music videos as well as news shows. It holds an annual awards show called the mtvU Woodie Awards, which are voted on by college students. The ceremony is usually broadcast from the South by Southwest music and arts festival in Austin, Texas.


VMFM was nominated into the top 25 last week and is now in need of votes to get into the top 10. VMFM's music director, Justin Troutman, said that they are the only station in the area currently in the running.


"If we win the award, MTV will come to our campus and shoot a brief documentary and give us our award. This is a great thing for the station, and also for the university as a whole," Troutman said.



Supporters can vote online at www.vmfm917.org/votenow or www.facebook.com/vmfm917. Voting for the top 25 ends on Monday, Feb. 27 at noon.




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