Columbia College's WCRX-FM (88.1) has received the Gold World Medal in the student station awards category at the New York Festivals. The 52-year-old competition recognizes excellence in radio and television in the areas of programming and promotion. Entries are judged by industry professionals from 25 countries.
For its winning 2009 entry, WCRX submitted a 30-minute audio montage of public service announcements and programming that included live Presidential election night coverage, the station's multi-platform public service broadcast promoting Green initiatives and the broadcast of the "Holly Jolly Trolley" annual fundraiser for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Over the years, WCRX has won nearly 80 national and international awards.