One of the biggest strengths of radio stationsWDEL and WSTW?They listen to those listening in.
In this year’s Best of Delaware contest, WDEL won awardsagain for Best Radio Station for News, Best Radio Station for Sports and Best Radio Talk Show Host. WSTW held onto its crown for Best Radio Station for Music.
“We work hard year-round,” says Nathalie Antonov,thepromotions director for WDEL and WSTW. “We’re always honored to get recognition and have an opportunity to showcase what we do.”
Bothstations make a conscious efforteach dayto establish a sense of community on the air. WSTW does a lot of research to figure out what theirlisteners want. The station strivesto be present in and give back to the community by organizingcontests andconcerts,attending community events and hosting back-to-school drives.
Contest winners are also pulled locally, sincetheshows are not syndicated and the winner pool doesn’t reach all over the country, Antonov says.
WDEL has “covered a lot in the last year that were firsts,” says Antonov, citing Obama’s visit to Delaware. She says the station has a strong team of reporters who are always ready to be on call when something happens.
Antonov says Rick Jensen and Susan Monday, who both won Best Radio Talk Show Host,are hardworking individualswho are constantly creating content.
Antonov says the radiostations are looking forward to the Best of Delaware party. “It’s always fun and gives the stations the opportunity to interact oneonone with their listeners by handing out prizes,and to talk to those tuning in,” she says.