The co-hosts of 'The Loft,' radio program pose after winning their award.

Hillsdale College Student Radio Show Named Best in the Country

WRFH/Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM was recognized in eight categories at the 2021 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards

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Hillsdale, Mich. — Hillsdale College students took home the first-place trophy for Best Comedy Program from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards. “The Loft” is a weekly variety/comedy show featuring a wide array of content, humor, interviews, and entertainment on WRFH/Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM. The award-winning show is hosted by students Nick Treglia, Rachel Kookogey, Caleb Ramette, and Josh Camp.

Since the radio program began, it has earned consecutive, national awards from IBS. This year, WRFH was recognized with nominations in eight categories, and 12 Hillsdale College students are among the nominees.

“It takes a lot of hard work to be funny. The crew on ‘The Loft’ has accepted this challenge and puts in the time, week after week, to make the show as good as it possibly can be,” said Scot Bertram, general manager of WRFH and lecturer in journalism at Hillsdale College. “I’m proud of these students, and we all are honored that IBS has recognized them as the best in the country.”

Finalists were chosen among more than 3,000 submissions from across the country and considered among the top five percent of all submissions. IBS presents awards each year to college and high school media outlets across more than 100 categories. A full list of IBS winners is available here. For more information about WRFH/Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM, click here.

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About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.5 million. For more information, visit

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