2018 Excellence In Broadcasting Award Winners

The New York State Broadcasters Association is proud to announce the award winners for the 2018 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards.  This year’s submissions represented the outstanding work broadcasters do throughout the state of New York to keep viewers informed, engage conversation and promote local business. Congratulations to those that were selected.  Awards will be presented at the Regional Awards Luncheons in late April and May.

THE FIFTY SECOND AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING
2018

LARGE MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WEPN, NEW YORK – “FIRST NATIONAL BANK”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WFUV, NEW YORK – “STRIKE A CORD: COMBATING DRUG ADDICTION”
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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WINS, NEW YORK – “RACE 101: WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE THINK ABOUT RACE RELATIONSHIPS”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WINS, NEW YORK – “MANHATTAN TRUCK TERROR ATTACK”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WINS, NEW YORK – “1010 WINS MORNING DRIVE”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WNYC, NEW YORK – “THE COMPLICATED HISTORY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WEPN, NEW YORK – “ESPN DEPORTES NY RADIO”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WEPN, NEW YORK – “HUMPTY & CANTY SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WFUV, NEW YORK – “BOB HURLEY’S BIGGEST GAME”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WFUV, NEW YORK – “CITYSCAPE: SUICIDE PREVENTION”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WFUV, NEW YORK – “HOW NY’s ROOSEVELT ISLAND SUCKS AWAY SUMMER TRASH STINK”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WEPN, NEW YORK – “ESPN BEACH BASH”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WWPR, NEW YORK – “CHANGE4CHANGE RADIOTHON”

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LARGE MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WXTV-TV, NEW YORK – “CHEVY BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WXTV-TV, NEW YORK – “NOTICIAS UNIVISION 41 NEWS SERIES”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WXTV-TV, NEW YORK – “DOMINICAN HERTIAGE MONTH”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WRNN-TV, NEW YORK – “RFL BATTLING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “TIMES SQUARE CRASH 5/18/17”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “NO SHOW SENATORS”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “THE CHALLENGE IS STILL THERE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “THE ART ABOVE”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WPIX-TV, NEW YORK – “THE HOOKED GENERATION: INSIDE THE OPIOID CRISIS”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WRNN-TV, NEW YORK – “RFL PERCOCO TRIAL”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “JETS LATE NIGHT”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALITY PROGRAMMING

WPIX-TV, NEW YORK – “STANDING STRONG: 5 YEARS AFTER SANDY”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “LAS VEGAS SHOOTING”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “WEST SIDE TERROR ATTACK”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “NBCNEWYORK.COM”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF USER-GENERATED CONTENT

WPIX-TV, NEW YORK – “FUEL MY SCHOOL”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “ELLE MCLOGAN REPORTER – THE DIG SERIES”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “TERROR IN TRIBECA”

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MEDIUM MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WBLI, BABYLON – “SMALLCAKES”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WRVE, ALBANY – “THE RIVER MOM TOURAGE”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WYJB, ALBANY – “WALK FOR WISHES”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WBFO, BUFFALO – “DEADLY WINTER”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WBFO, BUFFALO – “ONE HECK OF A STORM”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “THE 5 O’CLOCK NEWS HOUR”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WBFO, BUFFALO – “HAND IN HAND”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WBAB, BABYLON – “ROGER & JP”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WBFO, BUFFALO– “THE 11 DAY POWER PLAY”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WTLA, SYRACUSE – “ON THE BLOCK WITH BRENT AXE ON ESPN SYRACUSE”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “THE LEGACY OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WAMC, ALBANY – “NORTH COUNTRY HONOR FLIGHT INAUGURATES VIRTUAL REALITY”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WTMM, ALBANY – “SUPER BOWL SENDOFF CONTEST FINALE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WXXI, ROCHESTER – “EXITED”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WKRL, SYRACUSE – “JOSH GROSVENT”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

WTMM, ALBANY – “SUPER BOWL SENDOFF CONTEST FINALE”

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MEDIUM MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WHEC-TV, ROCHESTER – “SAGE RUTTY – NAVIGATING CHALLENGES”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WROC-TV, ROCHESTER – “BUFFALO POST-SEASON FLASHBACK”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WROC-TV, ROCHESTER – “MARY CARIOLA CAMPAIGN”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WBBZ-TV, BUFFALO – “GIFTS FROM THE HEART”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WTEN-TV, ALBANY – “COHOES FIRE”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WGRZ-TV, BUFFALO – “FREDONIA WATER”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “PINBALL WIZARD”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “VETERANS WOODEN FLAGS”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WSYR-TV, SYRACUSE – “HONOR FLIGHT: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WRGB-TV, ALBANY – “CBS6 NEWS: EMILY DEFECIANI”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WSTM-TV, SYRACUSE – “NY METS BUY THE SYRACUSE CHIEFS”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALITY PROGRAMMING

WSYR-TV, SYRACUSE – “HIDDEN HISTORY”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WSTM-TV, SYRACUSE – “MARCH SNOWSTORM HITS CNY”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “TRIPLE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN”

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WTVH-TV, SYRACUSE – “THE NEXT BIG WEATHER MAKER”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WNED-TV, BUFFALO – “OUR VIETNAM VOICES”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WSTM-TV, SYRACUSE – “MATT MULCAHY”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WRGB-TV, ALBANY – “COHOES MASSIVE FIRE”

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SMALL MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WRCR, POMONA – “FRANCO’S PIZZA”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WPDM, POTSDAM – “COMMUNITY CONNECTION”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WRVO, OSWEGO – “RISING WATER FLOODING & DAMAGE ALONG LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WRVO, OSWEGO – “2017 ELECTION WRAPUP”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WRVO, OSWEGO – “TO WARD OFF MASS SHOOTERS”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WLZW, MARCY – “BETH & DAVE IN THE MORNING”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WPIE, LANSING – “BETWEEN THE LINES WITH TIM DONNELLY”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WPDM, POTSDAM– “SECTION TEN CLASS B CHAMPIONSHIP”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WRVO, OSWEGO – “THE CAMPBELL CONVERSATIONS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WRVO, OSWEGO – “STERLING RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL OFFERS ENTERTAINMENT”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WAVR, WAVERLY – “CHISTMAS IS FOR KIDS”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WCDO, SIDNEY – “THE SOCIAL MEDIA VOICE OF SMALL TOWN SPORTS”

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SMALL MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “ELIMIRA LITTLE THEATRE 9-5”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WUTR-TV, UTICA – “CNY STATE OF ADDICTION”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “LISTENING NNY PSA CAMPAIGN”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WCFE-TV, PLATTSBURGH – “MOUNTAIN LAKE JOURNAL”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “TROOPER SHOT 7/9/17”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WKTV-TV, UTICA – “WAS IT A SLIP, OR WAS IT ASSAULT”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “JEFFREY’S JOURNEY”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “10/30 TORRENTIAL RAINS CAUSE FLOODING IN NNY”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WCFE-TV, PLATTSBURGH – “VETERANS COMING HOME”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “TROOPER SHOT – JULY 9, 2017”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “18 SPORTS BLITZ 8/6/17”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALITY PROGRAMMING

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “DICK’S SPORTING GOODS OPEN”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “STATE TROOPER SHOT – THE DAY AFTER”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “12 NEWS THIS MORNING 3/14/17”

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “STEVIE DANIELS 2018”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “WBNG.COM”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF USER-GENERATED CONTENT

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “SNOWMAGEDDON”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “JOSH MARTIN”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “DEADLY DISPUTE”

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COLLEGE RADIO

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “35 LIVE PROMO”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “ADDICTION AND THE BRAIN”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WDWN, CAYUGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – “NYS EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIP BECOMES AVAILABLE”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WFUV, FORDAM UNIVERSITY – “12/29/17 NEWSCAST OF BREAKING NEWS DAY”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “TAP VS. NATURAL: RESIDENTS NAVIGATE WATER CHOICES”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “SUNY BROCKPORT AT MARY HARDIN BAYLOR”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WFUV, FORDAM UNIVERSITY – “EXCLUSIVE VIN SCULLY INTERVIEW”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “BEHIND THE WHEEL WITH ITHACA’S CAB DRIVERS”

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