Serving New York

Recognizing the Public Service Efforts of New York State Broadcasters

Our “Serving New York Awards” recognize the extraordinary efforts of New York State's broadcasters in serving the public interest every day.  The awards will be presented at regional lunches which are free to all NYSBA members in good standing.

Note – the “Serving New York Awards” are different from the “Excellence in Broadcasting Awards”.  The Serving New York Awards focus exclusively on a station’s public service campaigns (both on-air and off-air) and the community groups involved in those efforts.  We do present both awards at the same regional luncheons.

Public Interest Submissions:  Stations are encouraged to invite a public interest group that you have worked with during the past year. Attending representatives of your invited public interest groups will be presented with an award as well.

Submit no more than a one or two paragraph description of your public interest program or campaign.  In addition, please submit any social media postings you may have.  It may be an on-air or an off-air campaign.  If it is an on-air public service campaign, please include a link to the video or audio in your email.  Please send to ddonovan@nysbroadcasters.org .

To qualify for an award, the public interest project:

  • May include on-air as well as off-air projects
  • Should have taken place in during the May 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020 time period.
  • Stations must be present to receive an award.

Due to COVID-19 considerations, we have decided to reschedule our Regional Sales Training and Awards Luncheons to a later date.  Thus, the regional sales training and Awards Luncheons have been cancelled.

Accordingly, we will be closing the registration portal on our website.  We will mail the Excellence in Broadcast Awards directly to the winners in a few weeks. We will acknowledge these winners, and present the Serving New York Awards at the rescheduled regional lunches. We are planning to reschedule the luncheons and regional training sessions for early in the summer or fall.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly.  Given this situation we need to be proactive.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Southern Tier Award Recipients

Binghamton Area Serving New York Award

WBNG-TV
Cayuga Radio Group
WSKG-TV
WATS/WAVR
WBNW/WMXW
WIVT-TV
WICZ-TV
WENY-TV
WXYL
VIC

To view a full description of the award winners public service efforts click HERE.

Capital Region Award Recipients

Capital Region Serving New York Award

WYJB
WGNA/WTMM/WQBK
WRVE
WNYT-TV

WTEN-TV
WXXA-TV
WRGB-TV/WCWN-TV
WSLP

To view a full description of the award winners public service efforts click HERE.

Buffalo Area Award Recipients

Buffalo Area Serving New York Award

WGRF
WKBW-TV

WUTV-TV/WNYO-TV
WIVB TV
WBBZ-TV
WGRZ TV

To view a full description of the award winners public service efforts click HERE.

Rochester Area Award Recipients

Rochester Area Serving New York Award

WXXI
Finger Lakes Radio 
WBEE
WBSU
iHeart Radio
WHAM-TV/WUHF-TV
WHEC-TV
WROC-TV

To view a full description of the award winners public service efforts click HERE.

Central NEw York Award Recipients

Central New York Area Serving New York Award

WSYR-TV
WFRG
WHCU
WPNR
WSYR-TV
Galaxy Media
WWNY-TV/WNYF TV
NBC-3/CBS-5/CW6 and CNY 
WKTV-TV
iHeartMedia
WSYT-TV
WUTR-TV
WWNY-TV

To view a full description of the award winners public service efforts click HERE.

New York City Award Recipients

NYC Serving New York Award

WBLS
WQHT
WLIB
WABC-TV
WABC/WNBM
iHeartMedia
WCBS/WFAN
WEPN
WSKQ/WPAT
WFUV FM
WMCA
WPIX
WXTV

To view a full description of the award winners public service efforts click HERE.

Long Island Area Award Recipients

Long Island Area Serving New York Award

WBLI /WBAB
Connoisseur Media
WVVH-TV

To view a full description of the award winners public service efforts click HERE.