The Radio Broadcasting program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) continues to make history, both on campus and in the music award industry.
Beth Valiant has been named the “New Music Weekly Top 40 Music Director of the Year” for the fourth consecutive year & an unprecedented feat by any other award nominee or college employee!
KVTI I-91 FM has also been named the “New Music Weekly Top 40 Station of the Year” for the second consecutive year.
Beth traveled to Hollywood, California for the New Music Weekly 2007 ‘New Music Awards’ ceremony last month. She was joined by John Mangan, CPTC Radio Broadcasting instructor and KVTI I-91 FM Program Director. Mangan was a nominee in the “New Music Weekly Top 40 Program Director” category.
Valiant is a graduate of the CPTC Radio Broadcasting program. KVTI I-91 FM is the student-operated, non-commercial radio station at Clover Park Technical College. It was the only station of its kind to be nominated in the same company of professionally operated Top 40 stations in the country.
“We were in competition with stations that have a professional staff, budget and popular on-air personalities,” said Mangan. “Winning the awards at this level of competition is a real indication of how the radio experience at Clover Park is perceived by the industry.”
Under the direction of Mangan and Valiant, KVTI I-91 FM has developed into one of the most popular non-commercial, college-operated radio stations between Seattle and Centralia. KVTI ranks 5th out of 20 non-commercial radio stations in Western Washington, and reaches 50,000 listeners a week.
Mangan says KVTI is a success because it is managed in the same manner professional stations are operated. Students enrolled in CPTC’s Radio Broadcasting program earn real-world experience that’s hard to find in other college-based stations in Pierce County.
“Students enrolled in our radio program are expected to work as professionals would work in a commercially operated station,” said Mangan. “That means students are receiving real world experience that will help lead to successful careers.”
For more information about KVTI I-91 FM or the Radio Broadcasting Program, call John Mangan, Instructor, at (253) 589-5884 or visit www.cptc.edu