Nuestros Sonidos Latinos (NSL), the WMCX’s weekly Spanish language radio show, has been nominated for the Intercollegiate Broadcast System award in the category of Best Foreign Language broadcast among all U.S. universities for the seventh consecutive year.
“The support that we get from the World Languages and Cultures Department and the Communication Department have guaranteed the success of the show. The whole WMCX family and Aaron Furgason in particular have been essential ingredients to our success. However, all of the accolades belong to the students who run the show, prepare the stories, recruit fellow students. and maintain a level of excellence that is reflected in its run of awards,” said adviser and director of the Spanish and Communication major, Frank Domenico Cipriani.
Appearing officially on the awards recognition are students Emily Loscialpo, Nayeli Conil, Haslin Granados, Kayla Perez and Jessica Jacho; this year, the NSL team has expanded to include Paola Valle Alarcia, Melanie Huamani, and Nicole Cordoba.
The show, which airs on WMCX FM 88.9 from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the semester, features interviews with emerging recording artists, discussions and current events related to Monmouth University, and call-in song requests. The show also provides a key way for Latinx students to connect to family at home and, via streaming on wmcx.com and posting on Instagram, to relatives, friends and fans throughout the world.
The Intercollegiate Broadcast System awards is part of an annual conference in Manhattan for of all U.S. college and high school radio stations. Radio stations submit samples of their programming to be judged and become eligible for the ceremony in March, where the winners are announced. The category of Best Foreign Language Show was established seven years ago, and NSL is the only show that has ever been nominated in every year it has been eligible.
Former DJs of the show have gone on to work in the music industry, find employment with Telemundo and Univision, in radio, and even to represent their nations of origin at various pageants.