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, 2018 and April 1, 2019 time period.
  • Stations must be present to receive an award.

Luncheon Registration:  The luncheons will start at 12 noon at the following locations:

  • Buffalo – Monday, April 15, Westin Hotel  (the Louis Room) 250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
  • Rochester -Tuesday, April 16, Country Club of Rochester (Main Dining Room), 2935 East Avenue, Rochester
  • Syracuse – Wednesday, April 17, Sheraton University Hotel (Regency B & C), 801 University Avenue, Syracuse
  • Binghamton – Thursday, April 18, Double Tree Hotel  (North Riverside), 225 Water Street, Binghamton
  • Albany – Friday, April 19, Wolferts Roost (Ballroom), 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany
  • Long Island – Thursday, May 2, Blackstone Steakhouse, 10 Pinelawn Road, Melville
  • New York City – Friday May 3, Ink48 Hotel (Press Lounge Rooftop) ​653 11th Avenue

REGISTER TODAY ON THE NYSBA WEBSITE HERE. Go to the key word search and type in the regional "Serving New York" luncheon location you want to attend. Alternatively, keep scrolling down until you get to the location you want).

Congratulations to the stations that received our prestigious “Serving New York” Award for service to their community in 2018. Your efforts demonstrate the unique importance of broadcasting to the fabric of your communities.   

Southern Tier Award Recipients

Binghamton Area Serving New York Award

WBNG-TV
Cayuga Radio Group
WSKG-TV
WATS/WAVR
WHWK
WIVT-TV
WICZ-TV
WPIE

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/WTRY
WNYT-TV

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

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

Buffalo Area Award Recipients

Buffalo Area Serving New York Award

WDOE/WBKX
WKBW-TV

WUTV-TV/WNYO-TV
WIVB TV
WBBZ-TV
WNYB-TV

WGRZ TV
WDCX 

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
WLLW
WNYR
WGVA
WFLR
WHAM-TV
WPXY
WACK/WUUF
WHEC-TV
WROC-TV

WHAM

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
WAUB
WFLK
WNTQ
Galaxy Communications
WWNY-TV/WNYF TV
NBC-3/CBS-5/CW6 and CNY 
WKTV-TV
iHeartMedia
WSYT-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/WBLI
WNSH
WFUV FM
WLTW
WMCA/WNYM
WJUX
WXTV
WNBC-TV/
WLNY-TV
WNYW-TV
WEPN
WNBM
WCBS-TV

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
WALK 
WVVH-TV

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