(SAN MARCOS, CA – March 28, 2016, 2016) Palomar College Radio Station Manager Zeb Navarro was  awarded the Jeff Tellis Outstanding Advisor Award for outstanding dedication, leadership, and service by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System at its 76th annual conference in New York City on March 5, 2016.

This marks the first win for a community college in this category. The radio station, KKSM (AM1320) was also named a national finalist for Best Student Program Director (Serena Reid), Best Public Service Announcement (Dylan Hanks), and Best Newscast (Steven Garcea).

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System was founded in 1940 as a not-for-profit educational association.  IBS serves education related high school, college, and community radio stations helping to elevate programs with over 250 annual seminars across the country. More info can be found at IBS’s website: www.collegebroadcasters.us

KKSM broadcasts live from the campus of Palomar College on AM1320, Cox Cable 957, and online at palomarcollegeradio.com

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Media contact:

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, mfinn@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, lgropen@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150 ext. 2152