NYSBA Training & Awards Luncheons Upstate a Tremendous Success

We were on the road last week hosting sales training and awards luncheons in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Albany. The NYSBA President, David Donovan, and the Director of Communications, Nora Kipp, attended all the sessions. The luncheons and sales training were provided to member stations free of charge.

Training Sessions

Once again, Derron Steenbergen of the Swagger Institutes provided “high energy” sales training at all locations. Each session ran from 10 AM to 12 noon. We received tremendous feedback from account executives, sales managers, and all who attended the training sessions. Approximately 170 people attended the training sessions.

Awards Luncheons

As you know, our Excellence in Broadcasting Competition is a state-wide competition. Thus, even though we present the awards locally at the regional lunches, stations compete against other stations across the Empire State in a variety of program categories for radio, television, and digital media. In addition, we have a separate competition for college radio, television, and digital entries. This year’s competition was fierce!

We also present stations with a Serving New York Award for outstanding public service campaigns. We honor both the station and the public service group that has worked with the station on a public service campaign at the luncheons. This award celebrates the importance of giving back to the communities we are licensed to serve.

Congratulations to the 340 luncheon attendees and those receiving awards!

Buffalo, NY





Rochester, NY

Syracuse, NY

Binghamton, NY

Albany, NY