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Outstanding Productions by Husson University Students and Faculty Win Awards from the Maine Association of Broadcasters

Published on: September 24, 2018

image of the awards won at teh maine association of broadcasters news and creative awards

BANGOR, MAINE - WHSN 89.3 FM, Husson University’s alternative rock station, received four awards on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from the Maine Association of Broadcasters (MAB) at their annual News & Creative Awards event. The productions recognized by MAB were produced by the students and faculty at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom).

Students who attend the New England School of Communications put their skills to the test against experienced broadcast professionals from radio stations across the state as part of this competition,” said Mark Nason, MEd, WHSN station manager, manager of communications and internships, and program coordinator for radio Broadcasting at NESCom. “The results are a testament to the quality of education these students receive here at Husson University.”

Awards given to WHSN 89.3 FM included productions in the following categories:


  • Best Locally Produced Program: 2nd Place – “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2017.” This 1940s style radio drama features students from the New England of Communications at Husson University. 
  • Best Feature: 3rd Place – “Voices of Wellness – Shauni” This program was part of a suicide prevention effort and featured interviews with student volunteers willing to share their stories. It was produced by NESCom student Charlie Paulin and Station Manager Mark Nason. Gretchen Fall of Husson’s Wellness/Counseling Center also participated in the project.
  • Self Promotion: 3rd Place – “Dr. Science - WHSN Mobile App.” This promotional spot for the WHSN streaming app encourages the public to listen to WHSN on their phones. The spot was produced by Mark Nason, Kenneth Stack, the program coordinator for entertainment production at NESCom and Nason’s son Max. 
  • Sports Play By Play: 3rd Place – “Women’s Basketball: Husson University Eagles vs Castleton State.” Bryan Sidelinger and Nick Blaszczak provided the play-by-play commentary. This was the first time Husson University won an award in the sports play-by-play category from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.


In recognition of these achievements, WHSN was presented with four award plaques that the station will proudly hang on a wall in the Wildey Communications Center - the home of the New England School of Communications at Husson University. 

“NESCom students who complete the Bachelor of Science in mass communications with a concentration in radio broadcasting degree are well prepared to add value to broadcast organizations after graduation,” said Marie Hansen, JD, PhD, dean of the New England School of Communications. “With access to the latest broadcast quality equipment and an emphasis on experiential learning where students “learn by doing,” NESCom graduates are ready to enter the workforce and immediately add value to organizations that need creative professionals with expert knowledge and a dedication to excellence.”

To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in mass communications with a concentration in radio broadcasting degree visit For all other degrees, contact the Office of Admissions at Husson University at 207.941.7000 or


About Husson University

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