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N.Y. Broadcasters Acknowledge Excellence in Broadcasting

The New York State Broadcasters Association recognized outstanding achievement among the state’s radio and television stations at the 47th Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting at The Sagamore Resort Hotel in Bolton Landing, N.Y.

CBS Radio affiliate WNOW(FM) received recognition for Outstanding Commercial — Guiffre Auto Group: “Forget About It,” Outstanding Promotion Announcement or Series — “We’re All Sandy Hook” and Outstanding On-Air Broadcast Personality Or Team — Zann On 92.3 NOW.

Emmis Communications-owned WQHT(FM) picked up an award for Outstanding Station Sponsored Event — Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012 Nicki Minaj, and WNYM(AM) was singled out for Outstanding Sportscast — Al Gattullo Sports Report.

Regional NPR affiliate, Fordham University’s WFUV(FM) was acknowledged for Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign — “Striking a Chord,” Outstanding Public Affairs Program Or Series — “Cityscape,” Outstanding Spot News — “Sandy’s Aftermath,” Outstanding Feature Story — “Big Andy, Little Andy, And The Gift of Hope and Outstanding Commentary/Editorial — “Roommating 101.”

The radio winners (arranged by category and market) are as follows:

· Outstanding Commercial: WNOW(FM), New York City, WBAB(FM), Babylon and WCQL(FM), Queensbury
· Outstanding Promotion Announcement or Series: WNOW(FM), New York City, WBAB(FM), Babylon and WVTT(FM), Olean
· Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign: WFUV(FM), New York City, WBAB(FM), Babylon and WCKM(FM), Queensbury
· Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series: WFUV(FM), New York City, WAMC(FM), Albany and WBNR(AM), Beacon
· Outstanding Spot News: WFUV(FM), New York City and WIBX(AM), Marcy
· Outstanding Local Newscast: WHAM(AM), Rochester and WAVR(FM), Waverly
· Outstanding Feature Story: WFUV(FM), New York, WAMC(FM), Albany and WIBX(AM), Marcy
· Outstanding Station Sponsored Event: WQHT(FM), New York City, WYJB(FM), Albany and WAVR(FM), Waverly
· Outstanding On-Air Broadcast Personality or Team: WNOW(FM), New York City, WBBS(FM), Syracuse and WPIE(AM), Lansing
· Outstanding Local Sporting Event: WOFX(AM), Albany and WPIE(AM), Lansing
· Outstanding Sportscast: WNYM(AM), New York City, WTKW(FM), Syracuse and WCKM(FM), Queensbury
· Outstanding Commentary/Editorial: WFUV(FM), New York City and WENT(AM), Gloversville