N.Y. Broadcasters Acknowledge Excellence in Broadcasting
The New York State Broadcasters Association recognized outstanding achievement among the state’s radio and television stations at the 47th Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting at The Sagamore Resort Hotel in Bolton Landing, N.Y.
CBS Radio affiliate WNOW(FM) received recognition for Outstanding Commercial — Guiffre Auto Group: “Forget About It,” Outstanding Promotion Announcement or Series — “We’re All Sandy Hook” and Outstanding On-Air Broadcast Personality Or Team — Zann On 92.3 NOW.
Emmis Communications-owned WQHT(FM) picked up an award for Outstanding Station Sponsored Event — Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012 Nicki Minaj, and WNYM(AM) was singled out for Outstanding Sportscast — Al Gattullo Sports Report.
Regional NPR affiliate, Fordham University’s WFUV(FM) was acknowledged for Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign — “Striking a Chord,” Outstanding Public Affairs Program Or Series — “Cityscape,” Outstanding Spot News — “Sandy’s Aftermath,” Outstanding Feature Story — “Big Andy, Little Andy, And The Gift of Hope and Outstanding Commentary/Editorial — “Roommating 101.”
The radio winners (arranged by category and market) are as follows:
Outstanding Commercial: WNOW(FM), New York City, WBAB(FM), Babylon and WCQL(FM), Queensbury
Outstanding Promotion Announcement or Series: WNOW(FM), New York City, WBAB(FM), Babylon and WVTT(FM), Olean
Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign: WFUV(FM), New York City, WBAB(FM), Babylon and WCKM(FM), Queensbury
Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series: WFUV(FM), New York City, WAMC(FM), Albany and WBNR(AM), Beacon
Outstanding Spot News: WFUV(FM), New York City and WIBX(AM), Marcy
Outstanding Local Newscast: WHAM(AM), Rochester and WAVR(FM), Waverly
Outstanding Feature Story: WFUV(FM), New York, WAMC(FM), Albany and WIBX(AM), Marcy
Outstanding Station Sponsored Event: WQHT(FM), New York City, WYJB(FM), Albany and WAVR(FM), Waverly
Outstanding On-Air Broadcast Personality or Team: WNOW(FM), New York City, WBBS(FM), Syracuse and WPIE(AM), Lansing
Outstanding Local Sporting Event: WOFX(AM), Albany and WPIE(AM), Lansing
Outstanding Sportscast: WNYM(AM), New York City, WTKW(FM), Syracuse and WCKM(FM), Queensbury
Outstanding Commentary/Editorial: WFUV(FM), New York City and WENT(AM), Gloversville