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6-2-16 Washington Adventist University Graduate Wins College TV Awards Emmy



Eugene Simonov, director of video and creative marketing for WGTS 91.9 and WAU alumus, is interviewed after winning a College Television Award (Emmy).
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Eugene Simonov, director of video and creative marketing for WGTS 91.9 and recent graduate of Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland, received second place honors in the 37th College Television Awards, presented by the Television Academy Foundation. Simonov won an Emmy in the "Best TV Series - Unscripted" category for the video series "Words of Hope." The awards ceremony took place May 25, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

“It was an incredible experience. I was happy to represent WGTS here!” says Simonov.

“We truly are grateful – 'Words of Hope' was the only faith-based project in the competition. We are so proud of Eugene for living out his faith to Hollywood — to the world,” says WGTS 91.9 general manager Kevin Krueger.

The College Television Awards follows the tradition of the Emmy Awards, recognizing student innovation and achievement in storytelling. The awards recognize excellence in student-produced entertainment and news content from college students across the country. Out of roughly 600 submissions, only 37 received awards. Winners received cash awards and were flown to Los Angeles for the ceremony.


WGTS 91.9 is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station that is a subsidiary of Washington Adventist University. Located on the university’s campus in Takoma Park, Maryland, the Christian radio station serves the Washington, D.C. area and beyond with music, prayer, and messages of hope and encouragement. The number of people who listen to the station each week average more than 498,000.

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