State and National Awards

WBFH is proud of its state and national broadcast awards:

John Drury High School Radio Awards (national competition sponsored by North Central College, Naperville, Illinois)

  • 2015: 1st Place (tie), Best High School Radio Station
  • 2014: 1st Place, Best High School Radio Station
  • 2012: 2nd Place, Best High School Radio Station
  • 2010: 1st Place, Best High School Radio Station
  • 2009: 2nd Place, Best High School Radio Station
  • 2008: 1st Place (tie), Best High School Radio Station
  • 2007: 1st Place, Best High School Radio Station
  • 2006: 1st Place, Best High School Radio Station
  • 2005: 3rd Place, Best High School Radio Station

Mr. Pete Bowers: John Drury High School Radio Awards (national competition sponsored by North Central College, Naperville, Illinois)

  • 2011: Best Radio Station Advisor
  • 2005: Best Radio Station Advisor
  • 2004: 2nd Place, Best Radio Station Advisor

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation

  • 2016: High School Station of the Year
  • 2015: High School Station of the Year
  • 2013: High School Station of the Year
  • 2011: High School Station of the Year
  • 2010: High School Station of the Year
  • 2008: High School Station of the Year
  • 2007: 1st in the State: More awards than any other school in Michigan
  • 2006: High School Station of the Year
  • 2005: High School Station of the Year
  • 2004: High School Station of the Year (tie)
  • 2003: High School Station of the Year

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) 76th Annual International Radio and Webcasting Conference/National High School Radio Awards, March 2016: 21 total awards (four 1st Place) including Finalist for Best High School Station in the nation. Pete Bowers was Finalist for Best Adviser and Andrew Brown was Finalist for Best Student Manager.

Michigan Association of Educational Broadcasters (MAEB)

  • 2003: High School Station of the Year
  • 1995: High School Station of the Year
  • 1990: High School Station of the Year
Note:  MAEB has folded and does not present awards to students or stations anymore.
Subject to Change Comedian (2nd Place Promo) // Evan Sacksner - 2015 John Drury Award Winners
  1. Subject to Change Comedian (2nd Place Promo) // Evan Sacksner - 2015 John Drury Award Winners
  2. Selective Service (Honorable Mention PSA) // Jason Silverstone, Evan Sacksner, Mitchell Salhaney - 2015 John Drury Award Winners
  3. Parental Sportsmanship (3rd Place PSA) // Kent Davis - 2015 John Drury Award Winners
  4. Music Program Cuts (3rd Place Newscast) // Jaron Kirshenbaum - 2015 John Drury Award Winners
  5. Internet (3rd Place Promo) // Kent Davis - 2015 John Drury Award Winners
  6. High School Radio Day (Honorable Mention PSA) // Jonah Lopas, Foster Stubbs - 2015 John Drury Award Winners
  7. Congress Gets an “F” on Climate Change (3rd Place News Feature) // Evan Brook - 2015 John Drury Award Winners