Serving the Public Interest – Upstate ‘Serving New York Awards” Presented to Stations and Community Groups

New York State Broadcasters commitment to public service is unsurpassed.  NYSBA was honored to recognize both stations and community groups during our recent upstate Serving New York Awards Lunches.  Our Regional Award luncheon attendance continues to grow.  More than 512 attended the Regional Awards Lunches.

The New York Army National Guard was represented at all of the lunches.  The NY Army National Guard has been protecting New York’s citizens since 1636.  Whether its rescuing people during a flood or fighting for our freedoms overseas, the New York ARNG is always there. We honor their service.

We congratulate the following stations and community groups that received a “Serving New York “ Award:

Buffalo and Western New York

  • WBBZ-TV – Partnership with Buffalo Hearing and Speech
  • WGRF (Cumulus) – 96.9 FM – (97 Rock) – Make a Wish Foundation’s “Rock Radiothon”
  • WGRZ-TV Ch. 2 “Herd of Hope” – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • WIVB-TV News 4– Salvation Army Winter Car Kit
  • WKBW-TV ABC Ch. 7 – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and “Mammo Monday” Campaign
  • WUTV Fox 29 & WNYO – Colorectal Cancer Alliance the Buffalo ‘Undy Run-Walk’ .

Rochester Region

  • WAUB/WGVA/WCGR/WFLR/WNYR/WLLW/WFLK (Finger Lakes Radio Group ) – THE PLEDGE 2018 – Flag Day fundraiser to help a local family recover from a fire
  • WBEE 92.5, WCMF 96.5, WBZA 98.9, WPXY 97.9 and Sports Radio 950 ESPN WROC (Entercom Communications) – Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive
  • WBSU The Point 89.1- “Warming Up Western New York Clothing and Food Drive” with Community Action of Genesee and Orleans
  • WHAM/WHTK/WVOR (iHeart Media) – “Heart Run and Walk” with the American Heart Association
  • WHAM-TV Ch. 13/WUHF-TV Ch. 31 (Sinclair Broadcasting) Special Olympics’ and the Annual New York Winter Games
  • WHEC News 10 NBC – Toys For Tots Holiday Drive
  • WROC-TV Ch. 8 – “Putting You First Mondays” with the Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester
  • WXXI Public Broadcasting Council – Early Learning Program with the Rochester City School District’s (RCSD) Early Childhood Department
  • WUUF-FM-(Big Dog) 103.5 – Partnership with Catholic Charities, Food Closets. Fidelis Care and Food Link to promote an area food drive and distribute food to those in need.
  • WACK 1420 AM – Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

Syracuse and Central New York

  • WFRG Big Frog 104 (Townsquare Radio)– Radiothon for St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
  • WHCU-AM/FM Radio (Finger Lakes Radio Group) – Legends and Legacies Film Series
  • WKTV News Channel 2 (Utica)- Storm Tracker 2 Severe Weather Show
  • WPNR-FM (Utica College) – Work Internship Network Program for Young Adults with Autism (WIN) with the Kelberman Center
  • CNY Central – WSTM-TV NBC3 / WTVH-TV CBS5 / WSTQ-TV CW6 – Radiothon for the Golisano Children’s Hospital for Kids as well as a Telethon for the CNY Foodbank and Hurricane Relief
  • WSYR/WBBS/WYYY/WHEN (iHeart Media) Radio-thon for Upstate Galisano Children’s Hospital
  • WSYR-TV Newschannel 9 – Vera House Foundation – New Beginnings Gala (provides hope for victims of domestic violence and assault)
  • WSYT-TV Fox 68 and MY 43 WNYS-TV – American Heart Association Campaign against childhood obesity
  • WUTR-TV – Hidden History – Supporting historical preservation in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley in partnership with Oneida County History Center
  • WWNY-TV Watertown – Support for the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund
  • TK- 99 (Galaxy Media) – “Salute the Troops” event with Clear Path for Veterans

Binghamton and the Southern Tier

  • WAVR Choice 102 FM – “Stuff the Bus Campaign” with Valley Energy, Encounter Church and Chambers Bus Service
  • WBNG-TV Channel 12 – “Push Ups for Veterans” with KW Fitness
  • WBNW/WMXW (iHeart Media) “Thanks for Giving Turkey Drive” with Catholic Charities of Broome County
  • WENY-TV (Elmira) – “Largest Human Shamrock” with Elmira Downtown Development.
  • WHCU FM (Cayuga Radio Group) – “Ride for Heart Health” with the Cayuga Hart Institute
  • WXYL-FM (The Vine) (Cayuga Radio Group) – “Wine and Dine Radiothon” for the United Way of Tompkins County
  • WICZ-TV Fox 40 – Southern Tier Red Cross honoring local heroes Campaign
  • WIVT-TV Newschannel 34 – Supporting the Dr Garabed A. Fattal Community Free Clinic
  • WSKG-TV & Radio Public Broadcasting – Food Bank of the Southern Tier, “Feed Your Mind, Feed Your Community Campaign”
  • WICB-TV and Radio (Ithaca College) – “Holiday Toy Drive” on Ithaca College’s campus for “Cops Kids and Toys”
  • VIC Radio (Ithaca College) – “50 Hour Marathon Fund Drive” for non-profit groups

Albany and the Capital Region

  • The River 99.5 FM (iHeart Media) – “Pay Less for the Dress” with Best Cleaners to benefit the Albany Medical Center Foundation
  • WYJB Be 95 – “CORNIVAL” – “Fight Against Hunger” with CDPHP and SEFCU Raising funds for Hope 7 in Troy, NY
  • WGNA (Townsquare Media) – “Country Cares Radiothon” for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • WNYT-TV Newchannel 13 – “Albany Wine & Dine for the Arts”
  • WRGB-TV CBS 6 – “Melodies of Christmas” stage production to benefit Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer at the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical
  • WTEN-TV – “50 over 50” Campaign celebrating members of the community over 50 years old
  • WXXA-TV Fox – Junior Achievement “Stock Market Challenge”
  • WSLP 93.3 – “Wing Wars” to benefit North Country Life Flight
  • WYBN–TV – Promoting local economic development including “Small Business Saturdays in the Catskills,” the Delaware County Fair and the Delaware County Small Business Expo


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