WFUV Continues Award-Winning Streak
May 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM (PT)
Having already won nine trade awards earlier this spring (see April 18th story) FORHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK has added another six awards to its shelf in the last month.
The SOCIETY FOR PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS announced that WFUV student journalists DAN OBERMULLER (producer/writer) and GREGG CASERTA (narrator) have won a Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Feature for their profile of the late Hall of Fame broadcaster ERNIE HARWELL, "Ernie Harwell
-- Our Friend in the Booth."
The CATHOLIC ACADEMY FOR COMMUNICATION ARTS PROFESSIONALS has honored WFUV with a prestigious Gabriel Award in the category of Community Awareness for the station's public service campaign, "Strike a Chord: Affordable Housing." The 2011 Gabriel Awards will be formally presented on June 24th.
In addition, the NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATED PRESS BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION has named WFUV a finalist in three award categories: WFUV News and Public Affairs Director GEORGE BODARKY are in contention for the Best Interview award for "The Greenbergs." Plus the station placed twice in the Best Feature category for student journalist CHRIS QUAGLIATA's "Lombardi Returns Home to New York" and fellow student ANNMARIE HORDERN's "Shark Tank Wedding." OBERMULLER and CASERTA are in the Best Sports Coverage field for HARWELL story. Placements will be announced on June 4th.
Having won five SOCIETY FOR PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards in APRIL, WFUV student journalists went on to compete in the Society's national competition and have won two additional honors. KATE MCGEE is the national winner in the Radio Feature category for "Stickball Days" and SARA KUGEL is the national winner for Radio News Reporting for her piece, "LGBT Homeless Youth." BRIAN CLARK was a national finalist in Radio Sports Reporting for "It's in the Cards: JOHN SKELTON's Chance of a Lifetime."