College’s radio station, WLNX-FM 88.9 wins National Award
Freshman, Tom Baker plays key role in
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[March 31, 2016]
- WLNX-FM 88.9, Lincoln College’s student-operated radio station,
has been nationally recognized with a first-place award and four
finalist titles at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS)
International Conference in New York City.
Tom Baker, a freshman student from LaGrange, won the “Best
Liner/Sweeper” category. Baker was also a finalist for an additional
entry in the same category, as well as a finalist in the following
categories: “Best Station Promo,” “Best Event Promo,” and “Best
“We have an exceptional staff this year whose work is increasingly
being noticed,” said John Malone, Associate Professor and WLNX
General Manager. “Tom is a superb producer who has played a key role
in taking the on-air sound of our station to an all new level.”
Baker said he has never worked at a station before like WLNX that
gives him access to produce material when he needs to.
“I wouldn’t have the skill set to win awards like the IBS Awards if
it weren’t for WLNX allowing me to work when I needed to, including
long night sessions to produce unique material,” said Baker.
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Last fall, Baker won a national contest sponsored by NextRadio for a commercial
he produced to promote the application, which allows for the streaming of FM
signals on smartphones. That commercial was aired on radio stations nationwide.
WLNX is part of a growing communication program at Lincoln College. Known on the
air as 89X, Lincoln’s New Rock Alternative, the station can be heard in the
Lincoln area at 88.9 FM and worldwide on the iHeartRadio digital platform.
[Christina Xamis, Lincoln College]