2020 Excellence In Broadcasting Award Winners

The New York State Broadcasters Association is proud to announce the award winners for the 2019 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 2020


LARGE MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WBLS, NEW YORK – “HEZEKIAH WALKER WITH MAJOR WORLD”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WBLS, NEW YORK – “WBLS PAYCHECK”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WFUV, NEW YORK – “STRIKE A CHORD: HEALTHY AGING”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WFUV, NEW YORK – “CITYSCAPE: WALK WITH FRANK-RAISING PTSD AWARENESS”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WINS, NEW YORK – “JERSEY CITY SHOOTOUT”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WINS, NEW YORK – “NEWSCAST 12/12/19”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WEPN, NEW YORK – “KAY SHOW: FRUSTRATING FANS”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WQHT, NEW YORK – “EBRO IN THE MORNING”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WEPN, NEW YORK – “THE MICHAEL KAY SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WFUV, NEW YORK – “BROOKS KOEPKA’S CORONATION”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WAXQ, NEW YORK – “THE PORT AUTHORITY SUPERVISOR REVEALS HIS 9/11 CANCER”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

WEPN, NEW YORK – “MICHAEL KAY CELEBRATES ELI MANNING”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WEPN, NEW YORK – “ELI MANNING”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE

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

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WINS, NEW YORK – “1010 WINS DIGITAL”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WFUV, NEW YORK – “LIFE IN THE MINORS: WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS”

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LARGE MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “LONNIE QUINN ACTION FIGURE”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “BLACK HISTORY MONTH CAMPAIGN”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “THE POINT”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO HUDSON RIVER 5/15/19”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “BASEBALL SAVED MY LIFE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “BACK ON TRACK”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “LIVE COVERAGE OF JFK AIRLINE WORKERS PROTEST”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “JETS LATE NIGHT 5/15/19”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “SNAPSHOT NEW YORK HOLIDAY SPECIAL”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “11 PM NEWSCAST 1/30/19”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “NBC NEW YORK DIGITAL”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “NBC NEW YORK – KAY ANGRUM”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “NBC NEW YORK – THE DEBRIEF”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WCBS-TV, NEW YORK – “JERSEY CITY SHOOTING 12/10/19”

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MEDIUM MARKET RADIO

 

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WPYX, ALBANY – “LIA NISSAN JUNE 2019 GAME SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WBLI, LONG ISLAND – “CMG LONG ISLAND-SHOP LOCAL PORCH PIRATES”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WPYX, ALBANY – “ALBANY’S FIRST RESPONDER OF THE MONTH”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WXXI, ROCHESTER – “THE DEBATE OVER MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “THE FUNERAL FOR OFFICER ORTIZ”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “MORNING NEWS 2/11/20”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WXXI, ROCHESTER – “MISSION MUSTANG”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WTKW, SYRACUSE – “GOMEZ & LISA WITH JASON ALEXANDER”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WTLA, SYRACUSE – “ON THE BLOCK”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WBFO, BUFFALO– “A SHIFT IN THE LIFE OF THE 11 DAY POWER PLAY”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WALK, LONG ISLAND – “CHRISTINA KAY INTERVIEWS BACKSTREET BOYS”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “SOME LOVE FOR NEW YORK’S DAIRY FARMERS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WBFO, BUFFALO – “FARM ANIMALS STEAL THE STAGE AT WYOMING COUNTY FAIR”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WAMC, ALBANY – “TANGLEWOOD 7/26/19”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WBFO, BUFFALO – “THE 2019 ELECTIONS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WTKW, SYRACUSE – “FOOD PORN”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WKRL, SYRACUSE – “JOSHUA GROSVENT”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

WKRL, SYRACUSE – “QUEST FOR THE BIGGEST”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WGY, ALBANY – “UPSTATE UNSOLVED”

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MEDIUM MARKET TELEVISION

 

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “FAMILY TRADITION”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “LIFESTYLE IMAGE CAMPAIGN-WEATHER”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WXXI-TV, ROCHESTER – “ACCESSIBLE HEALTHCARE”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WHAM-TV, ROCHESTER – “RPD OFFICER ATTACKED”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WGRZ-TV, BUFFALO – “WORKED TO DEATH”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “ROWING AGAINST THE ODDS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WIVB-TV, BUFFALO – “ROLLING HILLS ASYLUM”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “EXAMINING JUSTICE REFORM”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WRGB-TV, ALBANY – “EMILY DEFECIANI”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WGRZ-TV, BUFFALO – “SPORTSCAST 11PM 2/13/20”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING

WSYR-TV, SYRACUSE – “VETERANS VOICES 11/7/19”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “CHILD VICTIMS ACT SET TO BEGIN”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WRGB-TV, ALBANY – “NEWS THIS MORNING 12/2/19“

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WGRZ-TV, BUFFALO – “HEATHER WALDMAN”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WGRZ-TV, BUFFALO – “ELECTION COVERAGE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WGRZ-TV, BUFFALO – “WGRZ.COM”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF USER-GENERATED CONTENT

WGRZ-TV, BUFFALO – “HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND?”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WSTM-TV, SYRACUSE – “NIKO TAMURIAN”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “HANNAH BUEHLER LIVE AT THE WATER RESCUE ON GOAT ISLAND IN NIAGARA FALLS”

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SMALL MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WNYR, GENEVA – “JIM SCHRECK GENEVA HARLEY”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WGVA, GENEVA – “FINGER LAKES MORNING NEWS PROMOS”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WGVA, GENEVA – “THE SEX DRIVE”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WFLR, GENEVA – “CELEBRATE SERVICE, CELEBRATE YATES”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “ARREST OF TWO PEOPLE OF COLOR IN ITHACA LEADS TO DIVIDE WITH POLICE”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WAUB, GENEVA – “WAUB NEWS”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WAUB, GENEVA – “A VERY SPECIAL STORY”

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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 NICK KARSKI – FRASIER/EATON BEEF”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WPIE, LANSING– “BOYS BASKETBALL 2/8/20 MARATHON AT MORAVIA”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WGVA, GENEVA – “JESSICA MCCABE-HOW TO ADHD”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

WRFI, ITHACA – “STAMPING HARRIET TUBMAN ON THE $20 BILL AT THE WATERSHED”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “ON CAYUGA LAKE RESEARCHERS FIGHT HYDRILLA”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WAVR, WAVERLY – “CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “2019 BROOME COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ELECTION”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WPIE, LANSING – “ESPN ITHACA”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WCDO, SIDNEY – “WCDO SPORTS”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WRVO, OSWEGO – “THE HEIDI ALLEN CASE”

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SMALL MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “TOM’S SOUTH CORNING COLLISION MUSIC”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “TSR BEYOND ADDICTION PROMO”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “SOUTHERN TIER TUESDAYS 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 – “SWATTING VICTIM: I JUST NEED IT TO STOP”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “ASA’S PLACE”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WCFE-TV, PLATTSBURGH – “YOUNG PIANISTS MASTER SKILLS AT CRANE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “JAKE COLE VIDEO”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MINE”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “JULIA GORMAN LIVE REPORTING”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “NICOLE MENNER SPORTSCAST”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING

WCFE-TV, PLATTSBURGH – “JEAN ARTHUR’S BIRTHPLACE CELEBRATES THE STAR”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “BEST NEWSCAST”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “12 NEWS THIS MORNING 11/28/19”

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WKTV-TV, UTICA – “STORMTRACKER 2 WEATHER 10/16/19”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WICZ-TV, BINGHAMTON – “THE RACE FOR BROOME COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY”

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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 – “HOME CENTRAL ON FIRE-SMOKE VISIBLE FOR MILES”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “12 SPORTS DIRECTOR NICOLE MENNER”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU SNOW!”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WICZ-TV, BINGHAMTON – “CLEVELAND AVE MAN WITH A GUN”

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COLLEGE RADIO

 

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WPNR, UTICA COLLEGE – “JOHN BLASHKE – FILM AT UC PROMO”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “DELAYED REACTIONS”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “BRONX CONNECTIONS: THE FACES OF GUN VIOLENCE”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “PROTESTS ON THE CAMPUS OF SUNY BROCKPORT”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “NATALIE MIGLIORE’S AFTERNOON NEWSCAST”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WAER, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “THE ROAD BACK”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “THE ONLY REASON TO WAKE UP EARLY ON A MONDAY”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WNYO, SUNY OSWEGO – “THE WEEKEND RECAP”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “PETE ALONSO GIVES BACK”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “OUT LIVE SIT DOWN WITH GREG HARRIS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “STUDENTS RALLY, PROTEST & FIGHT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE IN ALBANY”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “LIVE FROM THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “2019 ELECTION NIGHT COMPILATION”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WPNR, UTICA COLLEGE – “HOMECOMING THROWBACK PHOTO RE-MAKE CAMPAIGN”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WNYO, SUNY OSWEGO – “MATT & CARL IN THE MORNING”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “PRICKLY POLITICS: WOMEN IN THE ROOM”

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OUTSTANDING CLASSROOM DIGITAL PROJECT

WNYO, SUNY OSWEGO – “MAGIC MIKE XXL-RECREATED SOUND”

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COLLEGE TELEVISION

 

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WTOP-TV, SUNY OSWEGO – “OSWEGO STATE VS. PLATTSBURGH HOCKEY PROMO”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “BRONX CONNECTIONS: THE FACES OF GUN VIOLENCE”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS STORY

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “NEWSWATCH – ITHACA COLLEGE ROBBERY”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “WATER IN CRISIS”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “SYRACUSE MAN LOSES 450 LBS & GAINS A NEW LIFE”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “GAME OVER”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “ELECTION CENTER LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

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

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING

WTOP-TV, SUNY OSWEGO – “HOCKEY NIGHT IN OSWEGO: OSWEGO VS. GENESEO”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “NEWSWATCH“

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “GOOD DAY ITHACA“

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WTOP-TV, SUNY OSWEGO – “ FEBRUARY 14 WEATHERCAST”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “2019 ELECTION CENTER”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “ICTV NEWS SOCIAL MEDIA”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WTOP-TV, SUNY OSWEGO – “SHELBY VASILUTH”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY HENDRICKS CHAPEL FORUM”

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OUTSTANDING CLASSROOM DIGITAL PROJECT

WTOP-TV, SUNY OSWEGO – “THE SATIRICAL CANDIDATE”

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