Local college station named best in the nation


KCR, San Diego State’s student-run radio station since 1969, won several national awards over the weekend.

At the 76th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcast System (IBS) Golden Microphone Awards in New York City, KCR snagged the coveted Abraham and Borst Award for Best College Station in the Nation.

KCR College Radio has won the Abraham and Borst Award

KCR College Radio has won the Abraham and Borst award for the Best College Radio Station in the Nation! - KCR College Radio (@KCRCollegeRadio) March 7, 2016

“We’re a small operation going up against schools with huge budgets and staffed advisers,” said Matt Hoffman, general manager, via statement. “When they called our name, everyone was so excited. It was an incredible feeling.”

Best station in the nation

WE ARE THE BEST STATION IN THE NATION! @SDSU #KCRtakesNYC #thesoundofstate - KCR College Radio (@KCRCollegeRadio) March 5, 2016

Additionally, KCR was recognized in the following categories:

• Best Online Station

• Best Play by Play Baseball

• Best Blog

• Best Newscast

• Best Station Website

The award-winning radio station can be accessed through AM 1610,, via Cox channel 956, Time Warner channel 1959 or through the TuneIn Radio app.

Source: DiscoverSD