2019 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 THIRD AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING 2019

 

LARGE MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WEPN, NEW YORK – “GLENMORANGIE US OPEN SERIES”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WEPN, NEW YORK – “BASH FOR CASH”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WNBM, NEW YORK – “RADIO 103.9 BRINGS THE HOLIDAYS TO YOU”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WFUV, NEW YORK – “BREAKING THE SILENCE”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WNYC, NEW YORK – “OKLAHOMA’S DREAM BALLET REFLECTS NATIONAL ANXIETIES”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WABC, NEW YORK – “BERNIE & SID IN THE MORNING”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WEPN, NEW YORK – “ZONA ESPN-NY AFTERNOON SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WFUV, NEW YORK – “GREATNESS JUSTIFIED: THE 13TH TRIPLE CROWN”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WAXQ, NEW YORK – “SONSTEIN SUNDAY INTERVIEW WITH FDNY SURVIVOR OF BLACK SUNDAY”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

WVOX, NEW ROCHELLE – “SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION INTERVIEWS”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WEPN, NEW YORK – “MICHAEL KAY SHOW HOLIDAY BROADCAST”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WWPR, NEW YORK – “THE BREAKFAST CLUB CHANGE 4 CHANGE RADIOTHON”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WEPN, NEW YORK – “NESTOR ROSARIO ZONA ESPN NY FACEBOOK”

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LARGE MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “37% A CBS2 SPECIAL PRESENTATION”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WRNN-TV, NEW YORK – “RFL PUSH TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “2 CHILDREN KILLED BY CAR IN BROOKLYN CROSSWALK”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “DHS CHIEF ON WHAT HE’LL DO ABOUT FORGOTTEN FAMILIES”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “SNAPSHOT NEW YORK: LION OF K-TOWN”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WRNN-TV, NEW YORK – “RFL STUDENTS FIRST”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WRNN-TV, NEW YORK – “RFL LIVE REPORTS – DOMINIC CARTER”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “JETS LATE NIGHT 11/25/18”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALITY PROGRAMMING

WRNN-TV, NEW YORK – “RFL SPECIAL: VIETNAM REFLECTIONS”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “11/15/18 11PM”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WRNN-TV, NEW YORK – “RFL: ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “CHOPPER 2 OVER STATUE OF LIBERTY CLIMBER”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WPIX-TV, NEW YORK – “SUMMER DELANEY”

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MEDIUM MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WALK, FARMINGDALE – “DANG BBQ TV”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WRVE, ALBANY – “THE PUTH FAIRY”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WYJB, ALBANY – “B95.5 WITH THE FLIP OF A WISH”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WXXI, ROCHESTER – “THE EVER WIDENING RIPPLE EFFECTS OF THE OPIOID CRISIS”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WBFO, BUFFALO – “VALENTINO DIXON RELEASED”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “THE 5 O’CLOCK NEWS HOUR 1/28/19”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WBFO, BUFFALO – “WHO’S KEEPING TRACK OF ALLERGIES?”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WALK, FARMINGDALE – “WALK BREAKFAST CLUB”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WTLA, SYRACUSE – “THE DANIEL BALDWIN SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WBFO, BUFFALO– “GAY REFEREE MAKES HIS BIGGEST CALL”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WGNA, ALBANY – “BRIAN & CHRISSY INTERVIEW: SCHOHARIE CRASH”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF DOING GOOD”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WBFO, BUFFALO – “BPO CELLIST REFLECTS ON HIS FAMILY HISTORY”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WALK, FARMINGDALE – “CMLI’S STUDIO AT THE PARAMOUNT”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WBFO, BUFFALO – “THE 2018 ELECTIONS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WBLI, LONG ISLAND – “106.1 BLI SUMMER JAM”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WKRL, SYRACUSE – “JOSH GROSVENT”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

WBFO, BUFFALO – “FACEBOOK LIVE”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WKRL, SYRACUSE – “SUNDAY BRUNCH”

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MEDIUM MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WROC-TV, ROCHESTER – “DELMONTE WEDDINGS”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “ESSENTIAL JOURNALISM”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WIVB-TV, BUFFALO – “PINK 4 HOPE”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WRGB-TV, ALBANY – “CBS6 YOU PAID FOR IT COMPILATION”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WROC-TV, ROCHESTER – “CITY SHOOTOUT”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “COLD CASE 13 – PAM DEVIZZIO”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “ARTIST IN ATTICA”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WIVB-TV, BUFFALO – “ONE MORE TOUR WITH HONOR – 5/28/18”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “TIRED EMTS”

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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 – “SYRACUSE FOOTBALL CAPS OFF INCREDIBLE SEASON”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALITY PROGRAMMING

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “FLIGHT 3407 – A LEGACY OF HOPE”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WRGB-TV, ALBANY – “CBS6 NEWS AT 6PM 10/7/18”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “7 EYEWITNESS NEWS IN THE MORNING –BLIZZARD BURIES BUFFALO“

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WHAM-TV, ROCHESTER – “WINTER STORM WEATHERCAST”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WRGB-TV, ALBANY – “CBS6: ELECTION DAY 2018”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WHAM-TV, ROCHESTER – “13 WHAM FACEBOOK”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WSTM-TV, SYRACUSE – “NIKO TAMURIAN”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WRGB-TV, ALBANY – “CBS6: SCHOHARIE LIMO CRASH”

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SMALL MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WAVR, WAVERLY – “TRY SECK’S FOR DINNER”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WKLL, UTICA – “ROCK OR ROLL CONTEST”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WGVA, GENEVA – “THE SEC DRIVE”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WRFI, ITHACA – “THE LONELINESS RADIO PROJECT SERIES”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WFLR, GENEVA – “LUCAS SHUMER FLACRA”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WRVO, OSWEGO – “MORNING NEWSCAST: 11/7/18”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WRVO, OSWEGO – “AS ARRESTS ARE MADE EXPERTS SAY LACK OF SKILLS CAN CAUSE SCHOOL THREATS”

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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”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WPDM, POTSDAM– “SECTION 10 DIVISION TWO BOYS HOCKEY FINAL”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WRVO, OSWEGO – “ENDURANCE: WHY MIND AND BODY MATTERS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “BRADFORD COUNTY RESIDENTS COPE WITH THE FLOOD”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WAVR, WAVERLY – “CHISTMAS IS FOR KIDS”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “2018 CONGRESSIONAL RACES IN NY”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WKLL, UTICA – “WHISKEY WEDNESDAY”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WCDO, SIDNEY – “NATE LULL”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WSKG, VESTAL – “HEAR HERE! A MUSIC APPRECIATION PODCAST FOR KIDS”

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SMALL MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WPTZ-TV, PLATTSBURGH – “SEACOMM GROWTH/NCUA”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “THIS IS THE PLACE”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “COATS FOR KIDS”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WSKG-TV, BINHAMTON – “CHASING THE DREAM”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WICZ-TV, BINGHAMTON – “FLASH FLOOD SEASON IN THE SOUTHERN TIER”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WKTV-TV, UTICA – “BLEECKER STREET BABY”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WICZ-TV, BINGHAMTON – “THE WAVING LADY”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “HECTOR HOME DESTROYED BY FLASH FLOOD”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “WHAT FARMERS FACE”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “MICHAEL SCHWARTZ”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “LARRY BURNEAL”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALITY PROGRAMMING

WCFE-TV, PLATTSBURGH – “A SPOTLIGHT SPECIAL: FULTON FRYAR’S CLOSET”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WKTV-TV, UTICA – “LIVE AT FIVE NEWSHOUR”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “12 NEWS THIS MORNING 8/15/18”

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “DAMON MATSON”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WYDC-TV, CORNING – “EXCLUSIVE CHEMUNG COUNTY EXECUTIVE DEBATE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WKTV-TV, UTICA – “WKTV.COM”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF USER-GENERATED CONTENT

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “SNOW STORM”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WICZ-TV, BINGHAMTON – “AMY HOGAN”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “COLEMAN AND COMPANY”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “TROOPER KILLED”

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COLLEGE RADIO

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “OMG! I JUST SENT A TEXT INTO 89.1 THE POINT”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “WARMING UP WESTERN NEW YORK”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “BREAKING THE SILENCE”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “SWEDEN MURDER”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “WICB NEWSCAST-VAUGHN GOLDEN”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “THE LESSER KNOWN HEART OF COLLEGIATE ROWING”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “THE DREAM TEAM”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “THE NEW MUSIC SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “ITHACA V. RPI WOMEN’S BASKETBALL”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “ITHACA SPORTS TALK INTERVIEW WITH ANNIE GIANNONE”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “TWO MOMS ARE BETTER THAN ONE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “KAROKE NIGHT AT KILPATRICK’S”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “WESTERN NY LOCAL ELECTION COVERAGE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “INWOOD COMMUNITY MOBILIZES FOLLOWING REZONING VOTE”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “CAT KANE”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “SIX DEGREES OF ITHACA”

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COLLEGE TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

ITHACA COLLEGE – “ICTV REPORTS PROMO”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “NEGEV BEDOUIN FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IN ISREAL”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

SUNY OSWEGO – “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: DAPHNE FRIAS”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

ITHACA COLLEGE – “ENTERTAINMENT EXCLUSIVE”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

ITHACA COLLEGE – “VAUGHN GOLDEN LIVE REPORT”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “THE RAM WITH COACH GAITLEY”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALITY PROGRAMMING

SUNY OSWEGO – “SUNYAC PLAYOFF PREGAME SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “MORNINGS ON THE HILL 4/25/18“

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

SUNY OSWEGO – “ DEC 4TH STORM TEAM 10 FORESCAST”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

ITHACA COLLEGE – “ICTV ELECTION CENTER”

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