WCBS-A, WQHT Win 3 NYSBA Awards Each
June 19, 2012 at 8:03 AM (PT)
Among the winners of the NEW YORK STATE BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION's 46th annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting, given separately to stations in the NEW YORK CITY market, medium markets, and small markets at a MONDAY night ceremony at BOLTON LANDING, NY, CBS RADIO News WCBS-A and EMMIS Top 40 WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK each won three awards, while CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WGY-A-F/ALBANY, GALAXY Classic Rock WTKW-WTKV (TK 99/TK 105)/SYRACUSE, TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Talk WIBX-A/UTICA, WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL News-Talk WXXI-A/ROCHESTER, and CULVER COMMUNICATIONS Talk WLVL-A/LOCKPORT won two each.
Outstanding On-Air Broadcast Personality or Team: EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK's ANGIE MARTINEZ, GALAXY Classic Rock WTKW-WTKV (TK 99/TK 105)/SYRACUSE's GOMEZ AND DAVE, and TAUGHANNOCK MEDIA LLC Sports WPIE-A (1160 ESPN)/ITHACA's MATT SCHULTZ and BRIAN DELANEY
Outstanding Spot News: BUCKLEY Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK, CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WGY-A-F/ALBANY, and TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Talk WIBX-A/UTICA
Outstanding Local Newscast: CBS RADIO News WCBS-A/NEW YORK, WGY-A-F and COLONIAL RADIO GROUP Talk WVTT/OLEAN
Outstanding Feature Story: WCBS-A, WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL News-Talk WXXI-A/ROCHESTER and WIBX
Outstanding Local Sporting Event: WCBS-A and GENEVA BROADCASTING Talk WGVA-A/GENEVA
Outstanding Sportscast: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY noncom WFUV/NEW YORK, WTKW-WTKV, and REGIONAL RADIO GROUP Classic Hits WCKM/LAKE GEORGE-ALBANY
Outstanding Commercial: WQHT, COX MEDIA GROUP Rock WBAB/BABYLON, LONG ISLAND and CULVER COMMUNICATIONS Talk WLVL-A/LOCKPORT
Outstanding Promotion Announcement or Series: INNER CITY-YMF MEDIA Urban AC WBLS/NEW YORK, PAMAL AC WYJB (B95.5)/ALBANY, and WLVL
Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign: ACCESS.1 Talk WWRL-A/NEW YORK, CLEAR CHANNEL Country WBBS (B104.7)/SYRACUSE, and SUNRISE BROADCASTING AC WJGK (THE FOX)/NEWBURGH
Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series: WQHT, WXXI and PAMAL Talk WGHQ-A/KINGSTON
Outstanding Station-Sponsored Event: CHOICE RADIO AC WATS-A/SAYRE, PA-WAVR/WAVERLY, NY.
The organization also honored ABC's BILL WEIR as Broadcaster of the Year, RACHAEL RAY as New Yorker of the Year, and the NEW YORK GIANTS as NEW YORK Sports Story of the Year. Former ZENITH OPTIMEDIA Vice Chair PEGGY GREEN was given the CAROL M. REILLY Award.