KJHK 90.7 Wins Best in the Nation

April 1, 2024 – LAWRENCE, KANSAS – KJHK 90.7, a student-operated radio station, was awarded “Best in the Nation” at the Intercollegiate Broadcast System (IBS) conference. The IBS conference, a pinnacle event in the broadcasting community, gathers aspiring broadcasters and industry professionals from high schools and universities nationwide. 

Further recognition of KJHK's talented team members, with awards spanning various categories. Alexis Vielma, the IT Director, was honored for creating the "Best Phone App." Jackson Goodrich, the In-Studios Director, received the award for "Best Live Music Broadcast." Additionally, their esteemed staff advisor, Bobbi Washechek, was recognized as a national finalist. 

The station also secured nominations for several other prestigious categories, highlighting their multifaceted talent and dedication to excellence.   

KJHK, established in 1975, has been a cornerstone of student-led initiatives at the University. Since 2004, the station has evolved under the guidance of the union programs staff, including its relocation to level 3 in 2010.  

“I’m so proud of the students and staff, KJHK continues to thrive as a hub for creativity and innovation in broadcasting, they are truly a gem of Lawrence,” JJ O’Toole-Curran, Interim Executive Director of the KU Memorial Union. 

For more information about KJHK and its achievements, please visit kjhk.org. 

About The KU Memorial Union   

The KU Memorial Union, a not-for-profit affiliate of the University of Kansas, operates the KU Bookstores, KU Dining, KU Event Services, and KU Union Programs. Its major campus facilities include the Kansas Union, the Burge Union, and the DeBruce Center. Proceeds resulting from Union services are reinvested into KU student initiatives. For more information about the KU Memorial Union or any of its services, please contact union@ku.edu.