WTBU brought home the “Station of the Year” award for the second year in a row during the 2013 annual College Radio Awards in New York City. College Music Journal (CMJ) chose WTBU out of four international nominees to win the festival’s top prize.
The station was also nominated for “Best Use of Limited Resources,” “Biggest Champion of the Local Scene,” “Most Creative Programming,” and “Best Community Resource.” WTBU was deemed “Biggest Champion of the Local Scene” during the 2011 festival.
Started in the late 1950s, WTBU is completely student run with the help of faculty adviser Prof. Anne Donohue. It is live on air 20 hours per day at wtburadio.com and BU cable channel six. Howard Stern boasts that WTBU was the first station, in a string of many, to fire him.